Gardening 101: Growing Your Own Food While Inflation Remains High

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Are you looking for a way to save money on your grocery bill amid today’s very high prices?

Growing your own food could be a solution.

Home contractor Skip Bedell joined “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday, demonstrating two garden brands he recommends for newbies and food-growing professionals alike.

“If you’ve ever tried to have a yard, it can be hard to dig in the dirt,” Bedell said.

“You bend over, you work everything in the ground. You have vermin and insects and things like that.”

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Vegepod – a raised garden bed system – is the first product Bedell recommends because it allows gardeners to work at a comfortable waist height.

The brand’s compatible elevated stands can be placed in a fixed location – or purchased with trolley wheels that allow them to be moved around with ease.

Skip Bedell joined "Fox and Friends weekend" and demonstrated the Vegepod - a raised garden bed system.

Skip Bedell joined “Fox and Friends Weekend” and demonstrated the Vegepod – a raised garden bed system.
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Bedell thinks this could help urban gardeners with terraces or balconies.

One of the other design benefits Bedell appreciates about Vegepod’s garden beds: They’re made from polymeric, non-rotting material.

They also have a self-watering wicking system that provides adequate water to the roots.

For gardeners on the go, Bedell recommends the Vegepod’s ultra-portable Vegebag, which allows people to care for plants on long journeys.

And they have various protective caps that can act as a greenhouse, mister and shade.

“With this you can [start] your garden earlier in the year and also let it run longer in the season,” Bedell said on “Fox & Friends Weekend,” pointing to the brand’s PVC greenhouse cover.

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Waterings can be timed with the brand’s mister-equipped covers, which connect to programmable garden hoses. In this way, the products can be taken care of when gardeners are not at home.

Bedell added that Vegepod covers let the sun through.

“It lets all the good stuff get into the plants, but it keeps birds, insects, vermin and… [weeds],” he said.

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For gardeners on the go, Bedell recommends the Vegepod’s ultra-portable Vegebag, which allows people to care for plants while on longer journeys.

Skip Bedell joined "Fox and Friends weekend" and demonstrated the Vegebag, a portable garden bed system.

Skip Bedell joined “Fox and Friends Weekend” and demonstrated the Vegebag, a portable garden bed system.
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Bedell said the plant care bag could work for families who, like his, like to camp for a month.

In addition, Bedell recommends the ReadyWise Heirloom Vegetable Seed Bucket.

The Salt Lake City-based survival food company packs 39 vegetable varieties worth 4,500 “heirloom” seeds, including tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and beans.

ReadyWise claims that these seeds have a 10-year shelf life.

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“All lists tell you what’s in them,” Bedell said. “It’s unbelievable. All the nutrition you need is in this bucket.”

He added: “You can grow every season and also build your stock as a prepper

Skip Bedell joined "Fox and Friends weekend" and demonstrated the ReadyWise Heirloom Vegetable Seed Bucket, a long-term food growth solution that provides 4,500 seeds from 39 vegetable varieties.

Skip Bedell joined “Fox and Friends Weekend” and demonstrated the ReadyWise Heirloom Vegetable Seed Bucket, a long-term food growth solution that provides 4,500 seeds from 39 vegetable varieties.
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Bedell’s gardening tips come at a time when many American families are feeling the effects of inflation.

On Wednesday, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the April 2022 consumer price index “before seasonal adjustment” on “all items” rose by 8.3% compared to the previous year.

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“The food index rose 0.9% over the month, while the food home index rose 1%,” the agency wrote in its latest consumer price index press release.

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