Food 4 Wealth Review

Introduction

Food4Wealth System

These days, people all over North America are looking for ways to save money, eat better and eliminate pesticides from their diet. Grocery stores are filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, but many are laden with potentially harmful substances, even those foods that are labeled as organic. The author, Jonathan White, understands the need for people to take control of their health and their pocketbooks. That’s why he designed the Food4Wealth System, where anyone who has even the smallest backyard can create a true organic vegetable garden.

Organic Vegetable Garden

The Food4Wealth system recommends certain vegetables for your garden to get you started, although realistically, you can use any vegetable of your choice.
• Lettuce
• Cucumber
• Parsnips
• Corn
• Zucchini
• Carrots
• Onions
• Potatoes
• Snow Peas
• Tomatoes
• Swiss Chard
• Celery

Regardless of what zone you live in, these vegetables can be grown quite easily in your backyard. They can also be grown in containers if your backyard is very small or if you live in an apartment.

Build Your Garden From Scratch

An integral part of the system is building your garden from the soil up, using several layers of materials. The author explains in detail how to do this. It can be layered on top of your grass, without any digging or hard work. Start with a layer of newspapers, then cover those with hay; next comes the fertilizer, more hay and then compost on top. You can do this inside of a wooden frame or another type of frame of your choosing. This creates an ecosystem that over time will take care of itself and which requires little maintenance. The author explains that your garden will require only 8 hours of work per year. You can even use your own compost from your kitchen scraps.

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Who Can Benefit

The Food4Wealth System is for anyone who wants to save money on their grocery bill, and those who want to grow their own organic vegetables. You don’t need acres of land; even those who live in apartments or condos can grow vegetable in containers. The author promises that it doesn’t require a lot of heavy work like digging or weeding. Part of the course also covers growing more than you need so you can sell the excess and make extra money, so those looking to increase their income can also benefit.

Multiple Learning Methods

The Food4Wealth System is comprised of an 80 page e-book, a comprehensive project plan and several videos that total approximately 60 minutes of instruction. The names of the videos are as follows:
• Dimensions
• Composting
• Creating a Frame
• Maintenance
• What Goes in the Frame
• Seasons
• Putting Up A Climbing Frame for Peas and Beans
• Self-Seeding
• Adapting Your Existing Vegetable Garden
• Potato Beds
• Planting Out Your Plot
• Planting a Seedling
• Food 4 Wealth Fruit Farm
• Mini Food 4 Wealth Plot

The videos complement the e-book and give you step-by-step instructions on how to design and create your own organic garden.

 

About the Author

Jonathan White is an environmental scientist and horticulturist with over 20 years of experience in the industry. As part of the Food4Wealth course, he takes the viewer on a tour of his own backyard and clearly illustrates that he follows his own advice and principles. Jonathan appears in all of the video instructions and narrates the course in the audio book portion as well.

According to the website, he is sharing this system with the world as a way to empower people and teach them how easy growing your own food can really be. His dream is to someday go to the poorest countries in the world and show them this very system.

Features

The Food4Wealth System contains everything you need in order to have your own organic garden, with an abundance of fresh vegetables to fill your containers or backyard. The program features videos and e-books that are designed to teach you how to become a self-sufficient gardener, and how to make a profit from your garden. The author also promises that the garden you create will naturally repel pests and can be grown in any part of the world.

Accessories

The system comes with a Project Plan as a bonus. This plan will help you pick the best spot in your backyard, and will help you design the perfect size and dimensions of your garden. Other accessories need to be purchased separately, such as seeds, garden tools and your frame.

Pros

The Food4Wealth System is easy to follow and understand. All of the lessons and videos are clearly spelled out so even if you don’t have any gardening experience, you’ll be able to grow your own vegetable garden with ease. The price of $39.97 offers good value for your money and will fit most budgets. It is a small price to pay considering you could save thousands of dollars a year on your grocery bill. There is a 60-day money back guarantee; if for any reason you are not satisfied with the course, simply request a refund and you will get 100% of your money back, no questions asked. The system encourages healthy eating, lessening our carbon footprint and working with Mother Nature instead of against her. It’s clearly a system whose time has come; consumers need to take action against the harmful foods that are filling our supermarkets.

Cons

The author recommends railway ties to frame the garden, but this could actually have the opposite effect that you’re looking for. Many railway ties are treated with chemicals. If you do use wood, be sure that it’s not pressure treated or filled with harmful substances. The potatoes are treated ‘differently’ than the other vegetables, and segregated from the rest of the garden; however, it’s not clear why this is the case. The author doesn’t explain why they need to be separate.

Consumer Reviews

Consumer reviews from independent sites have been giving the Food4Wealth system rave reviews. People love the fact that the price is quite reasonable and that it comes with a money back guarantee. They are also quite pleased that the course offers the e-book plus instructional videos. Other purchasers have stated that when they follow the system to the letter, they experience amazing results; their gardens are full of fresh vegetables that they can enjoy on a daily basis. The biggest benefit seems to be the fact that designing, planting and maintaining an organic garden is done with minimal effort and skill. You don’t need to have a proverbial ‘green thumb’ and you don’t have to spend hours weeding and seeding. This is a big plus in today’s world of busy households.

Price

At the time of this review, the Food4Wealth System was available for a price of $39.97. The e-book and videos are instantly downloadable, so you can get started right away. You’ll also save on shipping charges.

Conclusion

The Food4Wealth System seems to have come on the market at a time when people are struggling economically, and becoming more educated about what kind of substances are really in the food we eat. This course is the ideal answer for both of these problems. It is perfect for anyone who is interested in eating wholesome, pesticide-free food and saving money on groceries. It’s a great way to embrace nature.

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10 Natural Pesticides for Your Organic Vegetable Garden

Introduction

When you are planning, designing, creating and planting your organic vegetable garden, it’s unlikely that you think about things like pest control. You’re probably thinking of the plentiful harvest of fresh and healthy vegetables you’re going to be picking every day. However, even organic gardeners need to deal with insects and pests. If going organic is how you want to grow your vegetables, then it makes sense to want to deal with pests in the same manner. Buying commercial pesticides will defeat the purpose of growing organic, and are much more expensive than finding natural methods. Here are 10 items that you can gather from your very own kitchen and chase those pests away so you can enjoy healthy, fresh vegetables.

Coffee grounds

Save your brewed coffee grounds and sprinkle them over your garden. These will deter beetles and snails, and are known to have a fatal effect on both species. You can also mix the coffee with your soil to give it a darker look. By using coffee grounds as a pesticide, you’re also keeping your garbage out of landfills. Try to buy organic coffee, as regular store-bought varieties from other parts of the world are known to use pesticides for their crops.

Egg Shells

These are perfect deterrents for slugs, as they don’t like the rough edges of the shells. Rinse the shells with water and crumble into small pieces over your entire garden. This is another way to keep your garbage out of landfills.

Companion Planting

Certain plants can be combined for planting close together to help get rid of pests, fight disease and even improve the overall soil of your entire garden. For example, spinach and peppers go well together, as do celery and leeks, and corn and potatoes. If you follow a specific companion planting design, you’ll find less disease and pests in your garden.

Garlic

Planting garlic in your garden is a good pest repellant, as the odor is offensive to many insects (and some humans too!). You can also use whole garlic cloves and mix with chunks of pepper and water. Put into a spray bottle and spray your plants. This will have a dizzying and paralyzing effect on flying insects. Use several cloves of garlic for every gallon of water and let the mixture ferment for several hours before using.

Soapy Water

Mix a teaspoon of mild liquid soap with water in a spray bottle. You can use Ivory, Murphy’s Oil or other type of natural, mild soap. Spray the mixture over your plants to repel insects, Japanese Beetles and others. Be careful not to use too much on flowering vegetable or fruit plants, as it can hinder production. Make sure that the soap you use is natural and mild, and does not contain any harsh perfumes or fragrances, as these could actually attract insects instead of repelling them.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix one to two tablespoons of vinegar for every gallon of water for a natural fungicide

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10 Must-Have Garden Tools For Under $100

Introduction

Organic vegetable gardening and ecological gardening are different than traditional gardening in the sense that Mother Nature takes over much of the work. And why shouldn’t she? Obviously, she’s the expert so letting her have the reins over your garden just makes sense, right? Sometimes, as much as she is loath to admit it, Mother Nature sometimes needs a bit of help. Or perhaps it’s just in our nature to want to help. Either way, there are some must-have tools that should always be kept on hand in order to make your organic vegetable gardens the best that they can be. Each of these tools can be purchased for less than $100, either online or at your local gardening center or hardware store. Having essential tools to tend to your organic vegetable garden doesn’t mean you have to empty your wallet.

Rain Barrel

Admittedly, it can be difficult to find one for under $100, but it can be done; you’ll be looking at water capacities of 30-40 gallons. There are also do-it-yourself resources on the internet if you want to make your own. At any rate, these are crucial for your ecological vegetable garden system. You’ll save on your water bill and you’ll be using one of nature’s most precious natural resources. A bit of rain water will make your vegetables grow twice as fast as gallons of water that comes from the tap. Average Price: $80-$100

Garden Hose

For those times when it just doesn’t rain, and your vegetables are dying of thirst, something is better than nothing. For this reason, you’ll need to have a garden hose handy, with a nozzle that gives varying degrees of water pressure. If you can, keep it stored near your garden so you have easy access to it when needed. Racks and storage units can be purchased as well to keep it neatly coiled when you’re not using it. You can even buy them in funky colors of red, yellow, purple or blue. Average Price: $50-$80.

Watering Can

This can be used in conjunction with your rain barrel or hose. Most rain barrels have spigots that you can fill a can with, and of course a hose nozzle just fits inside the watering can to fill. There are different styles and designs including plastic and aluminum. Most outdoor watering cans have a nozzle that allows for a gentle showering effect on your garden, instead of a spout that soaks one spot only. Average price: $15 – $50.

Gloves

You want to protect your hands from prickly weeds, insects and other debris while you’re planting and caring for your organic garden. They come in a wide variety of styles and colors. Be sure to get the right size for your hands or you’ll find them more annoying than helpful. They’re not just for women either; there is a wide selection of gloves for men too. Some have rubber coatings for a firmer grip and extra protection.

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7 Superfoods to Grow in Your Organic Vegetable Garden


Introduction

When most people think of superfoods, they usually conjure up images of exotic fruits that have been used for thousands of years in ancient lands but are just getting discovered here, in North America. In actual fact, many of the foods you are already eating are probably considered superfoods. These are defined as fruits or vegetables that have a high concentration of nutrients and anti-oxidants. It makes sense to want to grow these in your own organic vegetable garden. Here are 7 superfoods that are easy to grow, and will keep you healthy all year long.

Broccoli

This ‘tree-like’ vegetable has a host of nutrients and vitamins, including vitamins A and C, calcium, folic acid and fiber. Recent studies have shown that it may reduce the risk of colon cancer and help to lower blood pressure. It makes a delicious addition to any meal, and can be eaten raw or cooked. To grow: It can be planted from seed or a started plant available from your local nursery. It needs full sun and does best in hardiness zones 3 or above. They are ready for harvesting when the buds are full and tight; cut the stem between 5 and 10 inches down the stalk.

Carrots

Bugs Bunny had the right idea, eating carrots all day and it’s no wonder he was able to see so well. These are rich in beta-carotene and lutein which is imperative for good eyesight. They also contain almost every vitamin imaginable, including vitamins A, B6, B12, C, and K. These crunchy root vegetables are perfect as a side dish, soup, or even dessert. To grow: Carrots need full sun, and can be planted late in the season, as they can handle a bit of frost. They are suited for hardiness zones 4 and above. They can be harvested after about 2 months, and have reached ½” in diameter.

Green Beans

These are one of the easiest vegetables to grow and will give you a plentiful harvest all summer long. They are rich in protein, thiamin, iron, calcium, fiber, and vitamins A and C. They have been shown to relieve pain from kidney stones and arthritis. To grow: They do well in full sun or partial shade and are best when they can climb along a vine, rack or fence. They are suited for hardiness zones 3 and up. They grow fast and can be harvested within 30-45 days after planting. They are ready when they are about as big around as a pencil. They taste great picked fresh or lightly steamed.

Garlic

Not only does garlic act as a natural pesticide for your organic vegetable garden, it has many health benefits. It’s been known to lower cholesterol and can help prevent certain types of cancer. Because it’s an antioxidant it can help fight those free radicals that cause cancer and other diseases. It also contains thiamin, vitamins B6, C and riboflavin.

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6 Common Garden Soil Problems and How to Fix Them

Introduction

So you’ve decided to grow your own organic vegetable garden; you’ve bought the seeds and all of your gardening tools and you can’t wait to get started. Before you get too excited, though, you need to be prepared to troubleshoot some problems that may arise. One of the biggest problems that gardeners face is soil issues. Knowing what these are and how to fix them will give you a huge advantage and will accelerate your success as an organic vegetable gardener. The important thing is not to give up – organic gardening is too important to your health and to the environment!

Here are six common soil problems and advice on how to fix them.

Not Knowing What Type of Soil You Have

Certain vegetables do better with certain soil. While you can buy special soil, it makes it much easier if you know right from the start what type you have. You will either have lean or rich soil, dry or moist, acidic or alkaline.

The Fix:

The best way to find out what you have is to conduct a soil test. There are kits available from your local nursery, and all you have to do is dig up some samples from different areas of your yard, including the spot where your organic vegetable garden is going to go. Once you know the type of soil you have, you can grow those specific vegetables. If you’re unsure just visit your local nursery or do some research online. Remember that you’re growing an organic vegetable garden so you don’t want to add any type of accelerant or chemicals to the soil, as this would completely defeat the purpose.

Over Digging or Over Tilling

Some over-excited gardeners get out their shovel at the first sign of spring and start digging and tilling their gardens. What happens is virtually a weed explosion – all of those seeds that have been lying dormant have now been exposed to light and air and can grow with very little effort! As you are surely aware, weeding can be back-breaking work and it can be discouraging to keep seeing them pop up almost daily.

The Fix:

Delay digging and tilling until later in the spring when the soil has had a chance to dry out a bit. Some organic gardeners believe in skipping the digging step altogether and allowing humus to settle into and onto the ground over a period of time. This is nature’s way of gardening and requires very little interference from humans. Layering your garden with newspapers and hay will also keep the weeds out and your soil healthy so you don’t have to pull out your shovel each year.

Waterlogged Soil

Some areas of your yard may be prone to excess water due to poor drainage. If you know a certain spot is waterlogged, then keep your organic garden away from it if possible, for obvious reasons. You don’t want your veggies drenched in waterlogged

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5 Herbs That Should Be Included in Every Organic Vegetable Garden

Introduction

When most people plan their organic vegetable gardens, they ultimately think of planting seeds such as carrots, peppers, lettuce, spinach and onions. While these are all fantastic choices and will give you a full crop all season long, don’t forget to leave some room to plant some herbs. Not only will they give your garden a pleasant fragrance, some, like garlic will act as a natural pesticide. Here are 5 herbs that should be included in your organic vegetable garden. These are all very easy to grow, don’t take up a lot of space and will add zest and flavor to all of your foods.

Basil

There are several varieties of basil including licorice, lemon, and lime. Among the most popular is the Italian large leaf. This will grow well in your garden with the rest of your produce, or you can grow it in a small pot on your window sill and have it within arm’s reach all year long. The large green leaves are fragrant without being overpowering. If you buy the lemon or lime version, you’ll get an even more fragrant smell.

When to harvest:

As soon as the leaves are a healthy green and are the size that you want, just take a pair of scissors and cut the leaves at the top. If you are going to dry them, include the stem when you cut.

How to dry:

Bunch the stems and leaves together and tie loosely with string; hang upside down in a cool dry place. Once they are completely dry, take them down and crumble the leaves into a container. Keep the sealed container in a cupboard or pantry and use whenever needed.

Uses:

Fresh and dried basil can be used in any number of dishes, such as soups, stews, chicken, fish, cheese and more.

Oregano

This is a perennial herb so you won’t have to re-seed year after year, and it’s quite hardy so it can be grown in most areas. It has pretty purple flowers that contrast nicely with the large green leaves. The most common varieties are Greek, Mexican and Golden oregano. Some varieties have fuzzy leaves, while others do not.

When to harvest:

It’s best to harvest oregano before the plant flowers, usually when it reaches 4 – 5 inches in height. It’s best to cut the stem all the way down to the bottom; this will encourage other stems to grow and make your plant fuller.

How to dry:

Bundle 4-6 branches together and hang upside down in a warm, airy place. You can place in a paper bag if you wish. They will usually be dry in a couple of weeks. Crumble the leaves and store in an airtight container.

Uses:

Oregano tastes great on most Italian dishes like pizza, spaghetti and lasagna. It’s also great for soups and stews.

Rosemary

This is one of the harder herbs to grow, but is well worth the effort. Rosemary provides rich flavor and adds a nice touch to any organic vegetable garden. It grows to about 2

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5 Best Rain Barrels Under $150

 

Introduction

When you are creating and maintaining an organic vegetable garden that is eco-friendly, it makes sense to want to use everything that nature has to offer. That’s why so many people are utilizing rain barrels. Rain water can do for your garden what ordinary garden hoses can’t: provide: fresh, clean, eco-friendly water without increasing your carbon footprint or your water bill.

While you are trying to lower costs at the grocery store, going out and spending hundreds of dollars for a rain barrel defeats the purpose of you saving money. While these can range in price from $75 to more than $300, there are plenty of good options for under $150.

We’ve scoured the internet and searched for some of the best deals on Amazon and other sites to come up with the 5 best rain barrels for under $150. These are both aesthetically pleasing and durable. They’ll look great in your backyard, and will last for many years. The chart below gives you results at a glance.

Product CapacityMeshScreenTopPlanter# ofReviewsAverageReview Price
Algreen 81002 Agua 50-Gallon Rain Water Collection and Storage System50 gallonsYesYes824.3/5134.99
RTS Home Accents 50-Gallon Rain Water Collection Barrel with Brass Spigot50 gallonsYesNo473.9/5104.98
Kyoto RBSS-75 75-Gallon Rain Barrel, Sandstone Finish75 gallonsYesNo434.3/5128.08
Achla Designs RB-04 Rain Barrel – 1/2 Round Brown54 gallonsYesNo363.9/5113.58
Rain Wizard65 gallonsYesYes154.3/5124.98

Now let’s look at each one more in-depth:

1) Algreen 81002 Collection and Storage System

This placed number one on our list because it has all of the features you want in a rain barrel and the terra cotta look will add a nice touch to any backyard. With 82 reviews, it is a popular item among consumers. Measuring 23” x 33” this product is made of strong, durable plastic that won’t crack, fade or chip. It also includes a 4’ garden hose with a shutoff nozzle. The screen guard is an important feature because it keeps out insects and other pests. This system also has a removable top planter that will add an even more decorative look. From a distance it really does look like ceramic. It is able to withstand extreme weather conditions, so no matter what climate you live in you’ll be able to leave this out on the patio all year long.

2) RTS Home Accents Water Collection Barrel

This plastic rain barrel features the look of old oak and you can almost imagine it being used for wine making instead of collecting rain water! Its back is flat so it can sit comfortably against a wall. You can easily link it to other rain barrels as well. The plastic is quite durable and won’t fade or rot. The screen keeps out debris and insects. It comes in brown or wood grain styles and is easy to set up.

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5 Best Organic Vegetable Garden Frames Under $300

 

Introduction

There is nothing quite like growing your own organic garden and enjoying the fruits of your labor, so to speak. Many people think that growing and maintaining an organic vegetable garden is too much trouble. In fact, the hardest part is really at the beginning of the process: creating and designing your garden, deciding which vegetables to plant and, of course, purchasing your frame. There are a myriad of choices available when it comes to framing your organic garden and just as many price variations.

Here are the 5 best organic garden frames that you can purchase for under $300. Keep in mind that prices will vary depending on the size of your organic garden and how much framing material you will need. If you’re on a tight budget, start small and increase the size of your garden each year until you’re satisfied.

Wood Frame

There are a variety of wood choices available for your framing needs, from cedar to pressure treated wood. Cedar is one of the more expensive types but is quite durable and will last for many years. Pine, Redwood and Cypress are also good choices. Be careful with pressure treated wood; it is among the least expensive, but it can come with health risks if it’s treated with toxic chemicals. That will completely defeat the purpose of growing your own vegetables! The same goes for railway ties – these often contain arsenic and other chemicals that you don’t want anywhere near your food. A trip to your local lumber store will give you a good idea of the different types of wood available in your area. Don’t forget about the brackets to connect the frame at the corners.

Aluminum Frame

Aluminum is a sturdy material that won’t rust and will last for years. It makes a great organic garden frame and comes in many different shapes and sizes. If you don’t have a lot of room, you can use an aluminum tub to fill your garden nicely. You can decorate the outer frame with paint or other materials (just watch the toxin levels in the paint). You can buy aluminum pieces that snap together for flexibility, rounded corners and a professional look. It generally costs less than wood, but over time it can have a ‘bowed’ look. Aluminum is a good choice for those on a tight budget, or who don’t have a lot of space in the backyard.

Plastic Frame

Plastic garden frames are lightweight and easy to construct, although you may find these types of frames don’t last as long as wood, stone or aluminum. There are varying thicknesses and colors to choose from, and you can get plastic that has a wood look to it. They are quite flexible and can be made into almost any shape. They are not quite as sturdy or durable as wood or stone so take that into consideration when you’re choosing plastic organic garden frames.

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