PUT ON YOUR GARDENING GLOVES

Living gluten free can be very costly, but there are ways to cut that cost down.

If you have room in your yard, get out there now and cut a garden to grow your own veggies. Get yourself some good soil and compost (I have my own composter)

Don’t forget to consider things light sunlight and ease of watering when deciding where to cut the garden.

If you are new to gardening, start small.  I would suggest two or three of you favourite veggies.

 

SUGGESTIONS FOR PLANTING:

Zucchini

Carrots

Celery

Green peppers

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Lettuce

Herbs

          Parsley

          Rosemary

          Lemon grass

The possibilities are many.

Check the seed package for planting directions.

Once your veggies start to grow, you will be able to enjoy them.  If you have planted enough, you will be able to eat some all summer and freeze some for winter as well.

You can freeze things like celery and green peppers for adding to stews etc. Just chop them up and bag them. (Don’t forget to suck the air out of the bag)

To freeze the others, you blanch them and bag them. It is a good idea to check out a book at the library on how to freeze.

Depending on the size of your property, you might consider planting fruit trees, raspberry bushes. Consult your local nursery. It will take some time before there is any yield on these but your Celiac disease is not going anywhere.  I do the pick-your-own thing because I do not have a lot of property.

My garden is very small 2 m X 2 m so I only plant zucchini. Once it comes up, I cook the flowers (watch for the recipe) and make zucchini bread and zucchini muffins etc. and freeze them.

So, between the gardening in the spring/summer and making my own breads, cookies etc., I find that my savings are quite substantial.

So go out, get some fresh air and exercise and save some money!

 

 

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