5 easy ways to save money by gardening

By Monika Hotson, Health Promotion Student

Your very own garden could be the solution to save money while still getting a healthy diet. Here are 5 easy tips to save money with gardening.

  1. Rain barrels
    Water bills can be back breaking high. Solution? Get a rain barrel. They collect rain so you can water your garden and your lawn without negatively impacting your water bill. You will grow beautiful vegetables and have better looking grass with this fun little trick.

    veg2. Reusable seeds
    Heirloom seeds from your harvest can be easily saved and reused so you won’t need to buy new seeds again next year! Look for quality Ontario heirloom seeds at Urban Harvest

  1. Your backyard
    Your backyard can be your grocery store. You won’t need to use gas to travel to the nearest grocery store. Are you living in an apartment building or don’t have room in your backyard for a garden? Don’t you fear, there are community gardens that you can use to plant your very own fruit and vegetables! 
  1. Preserving
    Gardens produce many fruits and vegetables that can be canned to be eaten during the winter. Great items to be canned include, beets, carrots, cucumbers, corn, apples, strawberries, blueberries and much more. To get started on canning visit Eat Right Ontario Canning

      5. Composting
           No need to buy black muck. Compost your fruits and vegetables to make fresh, nutritious soil for a healthy garden.

As you can tell there are many ways to save money with gardening. Gardens are a great way to promote and support healthy eating. It takes time, effort and a small investment. But what is the price of your health?

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