Food Security

Project notes, experiments, and developments.

 

Food prices are increasing by 3-5% in 2022.

Backyard gardening can help

According to Canada’s Food Price Report 2021, we can expect vegetable prices to spike by as much as 6.5% next year. This will make healthy food unaffordable for many Canadians.

I began experimenting with vegetable gardening over the pandemic, and have picked up some valuable tips that I wish I knew before I began.

Making a transition from store-bought produce to vegetables grown in my backyard is quite an adventure, and I’d love to share it with you.

Continue your garden indoors.

You need produce in the winter too.

It can be easy to forget about gardening once the snow falls, but there’s still three meals per day that should mostly consist of vegetables. Supplementing at least part of your grocery bill with food grown inside the home can make a difference.

This season, I’m experimenting with one of the easy-grow hydroponic systems, and will be putting seed in dirt to see what I can grow through the colder months. Getting set up may be a little tricky, so it’s important to start with what you can handle, and build up from there.

Let’s see how my indoor gardening experiments do, and find ways to improve yield for next year.

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