If youre unemployed, planting a garden is a great way to get food for your family. A garden can produce enough fruits and vegetables to help feed a family through harvest time and longer if you freeze and can food. Planting a garden can also yield healthier food because you control what, if any, pesticides go into your garden and into the food. There are also some creative gardening techniques that can make gardening easier and more productive than traditional gardening. Gardening is a cost effective and fulfilling (no pun intended) way to come up with some great tasting food. You also get that feeling of accomplishment and pride knowing that you did it with your own hands. Your garden could be the envy of your neighbors, relatives, and friends. But that envy will turn to appreciation when you share fruits and vegetables from your garden with them.
Unemployment is bad enough but not having to spend money for food is a huge expense that can quickly drain your budget. Thats important if youre out of work for a long time. Planting a garden can help save money because it has the potential for a big return on a small investment. It also saves you money on groceries. The food youll get from your garden is much cheaper than it is to buy the same food at the grocery store.
A garden can produce enough fruits and vegetables to help feed a family through harvest time and longer if you freeze and can food from your garden. Fruits and vegetables ripen at different times and the amount they yield can vary based on the quality of the soil and how much water they get. Beans, carrots, lettuce, peppers, and tomatoes are just a few of the things that can easily yield enough food for your family to eat and have enough left over to freeze and can for meals into the fall and winter. A garden can also provide enough food for you to have sandwiches, soups, casseroles, and salads for months.
Planting a garden can help save money because it has the potential for a big return on a small investment. Every penny counts when youre unemployed. Theres little or no extra money to blow on a whim when youre not working so planting a garden is a smart move. There are some initial costs with growing a garden but the money you save on food pays for the initial cost of planting a garden.
Planting a garden can also yield healthier food because you control what, if any, pesticides go into your garden and into the food. You can rest easy knowing there arent any dangerous chemicals in your food when you grow your own and control what does and doesnt go into it. Providing healthy, safe food is even more important if you dont have health insurance because youre out of work.
Growing a little extra food in your garden can provide enough for you to sell the extra to get money to buy meat for your meals. If you know someone that hunts or a fisherman, you could also offer to trade vegetables for some fish or game. Maybe you can think of some other ways to use the food from your garden. All things considered, planting a garden is a great way to get food for your family anytime but especially during unemployment.