Rechallenge update #2...

12 January, 2013

It's a quarter of the way into my up-the-anti challenge to grow 80% of my fruit and veg for a year.

The month of December felt slow in the garden. So many things were growing, but not cropping. (Sadly its still that way for some of the summer crops, but they're much closer!) There seemed to be so many plants around, but not many for eating. Yet.

Consequently, I was a bit concerned that this would be another month to hit below the target. Not good when this is supposed to be peak growing season. Maybe I had bitten off more than I could chew with this challenge (which is an ironic metaphor given the lack of things for chewing).

But, deceptively, the garden did alright. The excel spreadsheet in which I calculate my totals for each month tells me that in December the garden provided (drumroll please).... 86% of my fruit and veg.

Yay garden.

(But please don't worry me like that again.)


  1. Wow, amazing. And of course it is so hot that many things will have stoped producing/ flowering/
    growing. well done you!

    1. Thanks. Yes, this crazy hot weather is not helping!

  2. Fantastic!
    I'm experiencing the same thing - lots of stuff that's still not ready.

    1. Cheers. Yes, so much of gardening seems a waiting game.