Thank You Pam_Cooper for all your input!
That's what we do now. We have converted a lot of our backyard into little vegetable areas. We are growing tomatoes in pots on the patio. We also have, cucumbers (large and small, small for homemade pickles), Bell peppers, beets, kale, beans, carrots, cauliflower, onions, grapes, raspberries, and lot's of herbs growing in converted flowerbeds.
My mom is teaching me a lot of the know-how, but I am still far away from knowing enough to pull this off myself. I really enjoy getting to know the ins and outs of growing your own stuff though!
It actually looks pretty too, so converting the flowerbeds into miniature vegetable gardens does definitely not mean that your garden won't look pretty anymore. My mom cans a lot of stuff for us. She is quite good at making different kind of jelly. It's scary how long you can keep open a jar of bought jelly and it won't mold. Our homemade one needs to be finished in two weeks max after opening, otherwise it molds without all these preservatives. She also cans turkey meat sauce for pasta etc, which I love since it is a safe and healthy homemade convenience food for the days when there is no time to cook. :)
I definitely have to check out the farmers market more often as they have a broader selection than my little garden. :)
I joined the team to gather more and more tips and info about eating clean, so your input is very much appreciated :) I looking forward to more in the other message boards!
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