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   Apr 27

Your Questions About Gardening

Nancy asks…

Can you save money growing your own food?

Although I currently live in an apartment, I’m very interested in the practice of urban homesteading and being more self-reliant. I’m interested in the possibility of renting space in a community garden and growing vegetables. Has anyone on here ever done that? I don’t know anything about gardening and am interested in learning, any suggestions? Any urban homesteaders out there?

GardenersCardiff answers:

Yep…. But that’s AFTER you pay for the canning equipment… The boiling pans, jars, lids, seals, pitters, coring devices, etc….. Then the next year, that’s not part of the cost….. But that first outlay is a doozie, unless you can find someone with lot of jars to give away!….

The first year or two it might be good for you to just learn to grow things…. And only grow what you will eat in the harvest season… Tomatoes, cukes, beans, lettuce, etc… And not worry about canning for the winter…. Lots of things can be frozen, too, ya know…. Learn all you can from the Extension Office literature on both ways to keep your foods…..

Then, when you’re feeling competent in growing things and know you have good soil and great sunlight and are used to the work that’s involved, THEN get into things like corn, fruits and berrys…. That you will put up for later… You’ll have better success once you’re more sure of your abilities…..and you won’t make dumb mistakes like I did…. Planted nine zuchinni plants!!…. DUH!!!!…. LOL!!!>…

Laura asks…

If you had to, could you survive by growing your own food?

I’ve decided to take gardening lessons, although my
green thumb is pretty decent. I want to be less
dependent on others for my food. Could you survive
without a delivery truck, or a supermarket?

GardenersCardiff answers:

I think that I would be able to survive by growing my own food, if I could do it properly. My meal(s) would consist only of fruits and vegetables, but that would be okay. I’d be a whole lot more healthier anyway.

William asks…

Do you plan on raising/growing your own food when you grow up?

You know, vegetable garden, chickens, goats, cows, and if you eat meat, pigs and rabbits?

I seem to be the only person I know who wants to do this. Would you want to? I think it would be fun.

GardenersCardiff answers:

Nahhh.
If thats what you like then, thats cool:)

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