The majority of the country is covered in snow and ice and the temperature are below zero in many places, but the grocery stores have no shortage of produce. Where does all the produce come from?
The United States population is 316,148,990. No way all our produce is grown in California during the winter. I assume a lot comes from other countries like Mexico.
It was 70 degrees here yesterday and 39 degrees at night. My winter garden is doing excellent. Only time I had a garden equal to this was 1980 when I had a small green house built with double thermo pain glass. It was -17 for 3 weeks and it snowed many times that year, even on an extremely gray over cast day temperature in the green house was 70 degrees. Soil was good and plants grew great.
I know there is a 40 acres green house in Chicago, one of my college roommates works there. I wonder how many commercial green houses there are in this country. I bet they grow less than 1% or this countries produce.
The grocery store had 3 heads of lettuce for $1 Wed sale special. Wonder where that lettuce came from.
When I was growing up in the 50s everyone had a garden in the back yard. Now days some neighborhoods have rules against growing a garden. I think gardeners are few these days.
I don't know what I would do if I could not have a garden. Arizona is like living in a 3rd world country and gardening here is a challenge but it is easier in the winter. I have been having a large salad with dinner every day and the tiny garden is keeping up just fine.
I have 3 gallons of orange marmalade jelly on the kitchen stove so I need to get off the computer.