Vegetable Gardening On a budget - 15 Tips to Save Big!

Vegetable Gardening On a budget - 15 Tips to Save Big!

I’ve never been naturally thrifty. It takes a conscious and consistent effort for me to be frugal.  However, it is something that I find important to because we have a budget that we need to stick to and I want to keep our homestead garden profitable. And by profitable, I refer to the money I “make” by saving money at the grocery store. I like to keep a tally of garden expenses vs. garden returns.

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How a Backyard Garden Saved Our Family $6000+ on Groceries in One Year.

How a Backyard Garden Saved Our Family $6000+ on Groceries in One Year.

Let me take you back to when I was sick with stomach pains and acid reflux. I had been trying every diet imaginable and the latest one was Paleo. I ate strict paleo for almost a year. Because Paleo is heavy on meat and vegetables our average monthly grocery bill was $1200. We do have a family of six. I was the only one who was on the Paleo diet but dinners were made so that I could eat them too.

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Garden to Table: How to Make the Most of your Homegrown Food

Garden to Table: How to Make the Most of your Homegrown Food

There is a Part II to gardening that often gets forgotten. It demands attention and yet is scarcely mentioned in the gardening community. It is: How to use the vegetables after they get picked and need to be eaten. Sure, most of us know how to nibble on cherry tomatoes and enjoy some steamed peas but I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about using those vegetables for your everyday cooking and knowing how to do that with confidence.

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