Re: Complete Diet Garden I'm well impressed! Perhaps your climate is more clement than here.... but no matter, I'm still very impressed! What were your main calories from? I calculated the calories in all those jars of toms I did & it's not alot - flavour only really! Home produced eggs were high though (again imported foodstuff for hens). Jams & chutneys are high (sugar bought in). I'm growing more pumpkins and marrows this year that can be stored whole - but they are of limited calorie value I fear. Spuds, jerusalam artichokes and oca have some calories, but I don't grow enough. & I haven't had huge success with turnips. (Or swede as the English call them - rutabaga in US I think!) Unfortunately beans and corn don't grow well outside here. (Toms etc are in a polytunnel. I tried beans in it too this year and for the first time have a crop - a glut even! ) Do tell us more jmygann about your set-up and circumstances. How did youngsters in the family take to eating differently from their peers? (I'm lucky my kids like home produce and home cooking, but they don't get that exclusively.) Did you grow wheat for bread? What about oils &/or butter? Animals?