You can do a search on the 'net and find all kinds of numbers indicating how much food process have went up and what others believe they will do in the future.
The viewpoint I liked was from Lynn Carpenter she believes "We have been enjoying a 60-year trend of low food prices that is crashing to an abrupt end this very year."
Lynn says (and I agree) the government numbers released, and what I see at the grocery store never seem to match up. She recommends figuring out how many hours you must work each week to pay for food.
She did some serious research and came up with some very interesting numbers! You can read it all here.
But all that aside if you go to the store a few times you get an idea of what it costs to eat and you suddenly feel a bit of gnawing worry. Now the mistake you might make is to leave the grocery store, get the groceries put away, and dismiss the gnawing worry telling yourself "it'll all work out somehow."
Don't fall into that mindset!
Nothing just "works itself out" and if it does, it is seldom in your favor.
Planting a garden is a proactive way to cut your food bill and improve your overall health.
Feeling overwhelmed when you think of gardening?
One of the best ways to get started growing your own food is to start small. Plant a few tomato plants and some bell peppers along the house. Make a garden four feet by eight feet. Make raised beds etc.
I love High Density Gardening by Ric Wiley. Gardening is work no matter how you cut it but you can reduce the workload and space needed by using Ric's methods.
He covers everything from A to Z in this ebook.
- How to plan your High Density Garden in order that you can maximize the quantity of crops you can grow
- How to build a High Density Gardening bed
- How to propagate seeds
- Home made compost. How to make it quickly.
- Much more
Take a look at High Density Gardening and download a copy and get started planning now. It takes some planning, money and effort to harvest a successful garden.
But it is worth it!
Imagine your very own lush, green, vibrant garden this spring. Can't you taste the garden fresh tomato's, beans, onions, peppers, cucumbers, water melons, peas, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, sweet corn, cabbage, you get the point……
until next time!