Source what you can locally and stay topped off. We now buy meat and eggs from area farmers and I’ve identified local sources for other things as ww need them. And we keep two freezers (wasn’t planned that way just happened) packed full.
Just harvested the cold hardy lettuce I tried. Rouge d’hiver. It’s not cold cold here yet…low 30s at worst but we’ve had a major snow storm and wind storm and the lettuce was fine. I’m hoping to get a cold frame at some point and see how far I can take it.
We did our first big garden this year…lots of hands on failure lol. Working on amending the soil and thinking about what I want to do this next warm season. I’m leaning toward more periennial veggies and fruits… something that comes back each year on its own. Asparagus is happy. Strawberries are easy. I’m going to add rhubarb and kale and we’ll see what else.
Dwarf lemon tree is blossoming and seems happy with it’s grow light. Just fertilized it.
Walk out basement has large southern windows that I’m planning to add some grow lights too for some fresh stuff during winter plus seed starting.