For the Best Gardeners in the Cardiff Area

   Mar 25

Your Questions About Gardening

Ken asks…

Does growing and hunting your own food really save money on your grocery bill?

GardenersCardiff answers:

Growing food absolutely saves money if you know how to do it. It usually takes a couple growing seasons to get to that point, but once you master the skill it is very well worth it. You have to invest a lot of time, and if you calculated how much you got paid for that time it would be a low wage. But gardeners love working in the garden. At the height of the growing season in July, I pull twenty five pounds of vegetables a week out of my garden. The only investments are tools, free horse manure, and $30 worth of seeds. But I’m out there twenty hours a week, nine months a year, rain or shine.

A hunter can get 50 pounds of meat with a $25 yearly license and a $150 gun that will last more than a lifetime. That pays for the gear the first year. It is a huge part of the way many rural families get by. It is also a way for rich people to go on expensive vacations with fancy gear.

Paul asks…

Are you able to grow your own food and clothe yourself or do you need money to buy it from the store.?

How much do you think your myspace page and texting skills will be worth when this thing collapses on us.

GardenersCardiff answers:

Unless one has a farm there is no way possible to grow everything they eat. Nor spin wool to clothe themselves. We need JOBS. For too long companies have been given tax breaks for moving OUR jobs overseas. I agree 100% with Obama that this must end. Give the companies who stay here the breaks not those who outsource.

Helen asks…

Should the need arise do you know how to grow your own food,find water,protect what’s yours&live off the land?

Are you entirely dependent on the comforts that we all take for granted?

Do you know how to survive without electricity, tv, playstation, SUVs and refrigeration?

GardenersCardiff answers:

No, they do not. We were without electricity for 4 days this summer and my children and grandchildren thought the end of the world had come. We used a kerosene lamp and candles for light at night. I missed the refrigerator the most I guess. The kids were bored, nothing to do. It reminded me of my grandmother. She had a wood cook stove, no refrigeration, no indoor bathroom and I loved spending summers with her. I have gotten more used to the comforts we have now and would not like to go without them but I know I can if I have to.

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