What way can you save money through homesteading? Well I’m so glad you asked! One thing I know about homesteaders is they are resourceful; and they aren’t afraid of hard work. But how do you turn that innovative spirit into a way that you can save money? I have a TON of ideas on that very topic.
And after this article be sure to see my post on How to Make an Income from Your Homestead – no matter the size!
Save Money Through Homesteading – Gardening
- Plant what you eat
You’ll save money at the grocery store if you are growing the produce you’d normally buy there.
- Eat seasonally
If you stick to eating the produce that grows in your garden, seasonally, you won’t be running to the grocery store for every recipe. If you can’t grow it, try to barter for it.
- Less Gas
If you’re shopping your backyard then you’ll be making less trips to the store…aka, using less gas.
- Start from seeds
Start your veggies from seed. Not only is this cheaper than growing with transplants, you’l have more control over what you’re growing (GMO free / Heirloom / Organic)
Save your kitchen waste and you’ll literally make your own soil with composting. See How to Compost
- Money MAKING Option!
Do you have enough space to grow extra? Consider selling some produce locally or wholesale to a vendor (Farmer’s Market, CSA)