As food prices rise, gardeners in northwest New Brunswick are offering their families healthy vegetables at an affordable price.
Rachel and Camille Rosinol owns and owns Grand Veteran Herrn, where they grow a variety of vegetables.
These include Chinese Cabbage, Tatsoy, Peanuts, Lufa, Asian Spinach, Butter, Onions and Garlic, Bitter Gourd, Saskatchewan Sherry and Potatoes, most of which are at the top of one of the two greenhouses.
Although they are doing a great job, Rossignols are among the many new Brunswickers they have taken to produce food on their own land, often inflation.
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Razel Rosinol grew up in a small farming village in the Sultanate of Kudurat, Palmibang, Philippines.
She testifies to her upbringing by cultivating a love for plants.
“I like to see them grow up,” she said. “From the seeds you put in the trash, until they germinate and produce, it’s very satisfying to see.”
A.D. In 2017, she and biochemist Camil Rossingnol were married in New Brunswick, and they started gardening together.
“When I met Camil and he said, ‘I work on a farm,’ I said, ‘Oh, agriculture looks good.’
Rachel now grows more than 50 species of plants in controlled climates before being planted on farms.
The vegetables are planted in small pots at the beginning of the year to encourage growth before the season begins.
This method helps to ensure early production and high yield, Rezel said.
“That’s why I planted them first. This way the season is very short so we can gather early.”
Food Security Goal
Camille says the farm is becoming increasingly difficult to work in the grocery store, with food security and people buying options.
“They want to buy it, but it’s too expensive, it’s beyond their budget,” she said.
Together, Razel and Camille developed their own gardening techniques and even experimented with rare species in the country.
Vegetables such as bitter gourd, bottled gourd and loaf are grown in tropical climates, but in their greenhouse, Rachel can grow and harvest here.
Camille Reza says that she is impressed by her outspokenness on the farm.
“As a biochemist, I only examine the soil, and she goes through it and says, ‘Oh, I don’t think that fits.’
Growing interest in gardening
Like many epidemics-created hobbies, covide-inspired DIYers have found a new place in their backyards and balconies – or perhaps a new field of gardening interest.
Gardening in New Brunswick, Canada The Green Thumb is one of the few Facebook groups in the district to discuss all gardens. The group has more than 16,000 members.
Daily enthusiasts engage in discussions about plants, share tips and tricks and solve their challenges.
Karen Peterson is a backyard gardener who grew up with a love of gardening. She says she has been a regular contributor to the Facebook group, with a good mix of new and experienced gardeners for three years.
“It was a gold mine now, it was great,” Peterson said. “And I know there are a lot of newcomers like me out there. We just love the community.”
Although COVID numbers are declining worldwide, gardening trends continue to grow. New members join the group every day with questions about raising their own food.
Peterson believes that inflation has encouraged more people to grow vegetables and fruits at home.
“There are people in the group who are definitely struggling with the cost of living and rising food prices.”
But once a garden is established, it gives back a lot, says Peterson.
Rezel Rossignol agrees. She plans additional broadcasts that provide affordable and healthy alternatives to the community. She also hopes that in time, more people will accept those who try to reap the fruits of their labors.
Camille says, “Everyone is happy and healthy. This is a gift from God, you know.” “For me, this is the principle of a small farm.”