FIRE movement and backyard gardening

FIRE movement and backyard gardening

Gardening Tips
If you are into the FIRE movement and are looking for ways to save money, chances are that you have thought about growing your own food at home. In this article, we will talk about the FIRE movement and how starting your vegetable garden can get you closer to your early retirement dream. What is the FIRE movement? The term FIRE refers to Financial Independence, Retire Early, and it is a lifestyle movement with the goal of retiring early by gaining financial independence. It has particularly gained popularity among millennials in the 2010s but the term has been around for about 30 years. The origins of this acronym are unknown but many of its concepts were mentioned in the 1992 best-selling book 'Your money or your life' by Vicki Robin…
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What are the best foods to grow to save money?

What are the best foods to grow to save money?

Gardening Tips
Growing your own produce at home instead of buying it from a market or supermarket is good for both, your nutrition and your food budget. In this post, we will talk about what are the best crops to grow at home that will save money on your grocery bills. Is gardening to save money possible? The quick answer is yes if you grow the right crops. Of course, there are plenty of other benefits to gardening, such as spending time in nature and eating healthy. When choosing what to grow, you should look for plants that aren't prone to pests and diseases, that you have the space for, that your family enjoys eating, and that are easier to grow. Here is a list of vegetables, fruits, and herbs that are…
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What kind of food scraps can we regrow?

What kind of food scraps can we regrow?

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Fresh produce can be expensive and often runs up a significant portion of our grocery shopping costs. In this post, we'll talk about using food scraps to grow food, this will have a positive impact on our food budget but also tackle the important issue of food waste. What is kitchen scrap gardening? Kitchen scrap gardening is when you grow plants from items you'd normally throw in your compost bin. Luckily, you can use some of your vegetables and fruit scraps to regrow plants. You'll probably have better results if you start from high-quality organic produce since some non-organic items are treated to prevent sprouting. It is environmentally friendly, can save on grocery shopping bills, and it is also fun and a great experiment to try with your children. You…
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