I have started my plants for the garden this year -YAY! And have a great idea of how many plants it will take to get us through the winter (family of 5 here). I used to buy wilted veggies from the store all winter and feel so fortunate that I don't have to do that anymore- I do however buy lettuce and some other veggies or fruit (like pineapple or bananas or olives) from the store during the winter that I can't grow...hey, I would if I could.
Growing lettuce in a high tunnel is a project I will try this spring and fall- there is nothing like a home grown salad. In fact, so much so that it is hard to make a store bought salad now and enjoy it. I find myself getting annoyed that the quality is haaaaawrable.
So, here's to a kickoff of another self-reliant year with GREAT food while helping to provide others with GREAT food too!!!