Money Talks News: How to grow your own food - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Money Talks News: How to grow your own food

(Source: Money Talks News) (Source: Money Talks News)
Money Talks News -

Gardening is on the minds of many right now, and even if you don't have a yard or even a balcony. You can save money by growing your own food.

"We have a sunroom and we grow our own lettuces almost year round," Jessica Kellner of Mother Earth Living Magazine Editor-in-Chief said. "The seed packets cost us 3 dollars and you're looking at probably more than 3 dollars daily of food that we're getting out of that."

Fresh produce is certainly healthy, delicious, but sometimes it's expensive. Kellner says when the going gets tough, get gardening.

"It has seen an extreme boom since about 2008 when the economy went downhill," Kellner explained. "And people are also really learning about the flavor and nutritional benefits of growing our own food and eating really close to home."

And not only does home-grown food taste better, it also saves a lot of money. So you are growing food that's better quality, and growing your savings at the same time.

Never tried it? Here are some tips to get started:

Step one: Know what you like, so you'll eat what you grow. Step two: Know your environment. Learn a little about your soil and climate, so you can pick the right plants.

Now maybe you don't even have the room to grow a potted plant, and that can be a tough row to hoe. But there are community gardens all over the country.

Step three: Research preservation methods like freezing or canning to help enjoy your bounty all year.

Step four: Share. Give food to friends or donate to feeding organizations and swap stories to learn more about making the most of your garden.

Preserve your health and your wealth by growing your own food, even if you don't have very much space.

Now what you need is more tips on where to find a community garden, what to plant and when. And they're all waiting for you at the Money Talks News website. Just do a search for "gardening." 

© 2018 Money Talks News. All Rights Reserved

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • First Alert 10-Day Forecast: Cool and breezy Wednesday, nice weekend ahead

    First Alert 10-Day Forecast: Cool and breezy Wednesday, nice weekend ahead

    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Areas of fog, mist and light rain will continue overnight into Wednesday morning. Low temperatures will be in the 40s.

    More >>

    Areas of fog, mist and light rain will continue overnight into Wednesday morning. Low temperatures will be in the 40s.

    More >>
  • Distracted Driving Awareness month reminds drivers to pay attention behind the wheel

    Distracted Driving Awareness month reminds drivers to pay attention behind the wheel

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 4:24 AM EDT2018-04-25 08:24:30 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    BYLINE: Victoria Idoni EAST TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - This is an all too familiar scene on the roads: people getting distracted behind the wheel. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. One month out of the year is certainly not enough to observe safer driving habits. This is something we should always keep in mind. The good news is, there are ways in which our changing culture is evolving to deal with technology and how it can both hel...

    More >>

    v\* {behaviorurl(#default#VML);} o\* {behaviorurl(#default#VML);} w\* {behaviorurl(#default#VML);} .shape {behaviorurl(#default#VML);} BYLINE Victoria Idoni EAST TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - This is an all too familiar scene on the roads people getting distracted behind the wheel. April is National

    More >>
  • West Toledo business owner receives backlash for past derogatory social media posts towards Muslims

    West Toledo business owner receives backlash for past derogatory social media posts towards Muslims

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:38 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:38:28 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Facebook posts from more than a year ago caused controversy at a west Toledo business Tuesday night. While a community group won't stand for the derogatory comments made, the business owners feel the group's outrage has crossed the line.  The posts from Twin Oak Lanes owner Jeff Kuhnle that were made in 2016 and 2017 are now haunting him. The posts use derogatory and racially insensitive comments about Muslims.  "First of all as a Muslim woman living in America ...

    More >>

    Facebook posts from more than a year ago caused controversy at a west Toledo business Tuesday night. While a community group won't stand for the derogatory comments made, the business owners feel the group's outrage has crossed the line.  The posts from Twin Oak Lanes owner Jeff Kuhnle that were made in 2016 and 2017 are now haunting him. The posts use derogatory and racially insensitive comments about Muslims.  "First of all as a Muslim woman living in America ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly