In April I'm taking part in the A to Z Challenge. Some of you know what the challenge is about, being here as part of the theme reveal.
However, I am hoping that my readers who are not part of the challenge community /who are new will be hooked enough to want a full explanation, maybe even choose to join us now or for future challenges.
Around 1400 bloggers were registered when I wrote this post (and the number will grow closer to the event), so it promises to be very exciting (where else can you meet that many bloggers, all ready to make friends?).
Anyhoo, here is a description of the challenge from the organisers:
The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on. You can use a theme for the month or go random – just as long as it matches the letter of the alphabet for the day.
What Growing Our Food is about
My life goal is to develop a backyard garden/food forest at home in the village of Phokeng in South Africa. The garden should provide 80-90% of our vegetables, herbs and fruit 12 months a year without making gardening a fulltime job /time-consuming/stressful activity. I hope to reach that target by 2018.
The aim of this blog is to share my food growing adventures, writing about what I'm planting each month, how to care for the plants, the mistakes I make and lessons learnt. I will eventually develop some of the content into a series of food gardening books.
My theme for the A to Z Challenge
My garden follows a very detailed planting calendar which tells me what to plant or transplant each month.
My theme for the A to Z Challenge is A Quick Review Of Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit You Can Plant In April In The Summer Rainfall Region, Where Winters Are Very Mild And Summers Are Extremely Hot.
Each post will outline the planting and care of each plant, with the vegetable, fruit or herbs following the alphabetical order. For example, A is for Asparagus and Artichokes and B is for Beans.
We look at how I have/would prepare the soil to grow this plant, how to plant the seed, how to care for the plant and harvesting it.
Most of the posts are based on my own experinces, though there a few vegetables, herbs an fruit I'm still investigating and the articles are based on my research and what I plan to do. And yes, I promise to keep the articles short.
Thank you for visiting, and I look forward to getting to know you through your blogs during the challenge.
Follow along at A to Z or see the blog hop starting on the 1st of April.