This is a blog to track my progress towards becoming more self sufficient in the New Jersey suburbs of New York City. I have been growing for the last 3 summers. I started small with pots, then built some raised beds, then a few more now I have a large section of my backyard dedicated to growing edible plants. I have been so successful I have been giving my neighbors and co-workers the left overs for the last few seasons. That isn’t to say I have successfully grown everything I have wanted to grow. I am still trying to get some fruits to take off, I have never successfully grown corn & I constantly battle with the suburbs most consistent garden villen Mr. Squirrel. I will continure to update my progress through out the year from building to planting to watering to harvesting to preparing.