So part of many people’s desire for homesteading is becoming more self sufficient.  One easy way to do that is to grow some of your own food.  Some people have a dream of growing all of the food that they and they’re family will eat.  That is a great goal, but it is rather a lofty one.  Since I’m still starting out my goal is not nearly that high.  But any amount of food that you can grow moves you to being more self sufficient.

As you get your processes down on a smaller garden plot you will build up the skills that you can use on a larger garden.  And as you expand out your garden you will be able to grow the amount of food for your family, but then perhaps even have some extra food to sell if you so desire.