Summer is on its way (finally) and now is the time to plant a kidney-friendly garden! We have some tips to make sure your garden is best suited for your needs.
Low Potassium Produce
*Once harvested, double boil or pre-soak to reduce potassium. Talk to your Registered Dietitian for more information.
- Saskatoon Berries
Be kind to your kidneys by going low-sodium and using herbs to add flavour in meals. Plant herbs in small pots on balconies, window sills or in old recycle bins.
- Start planting after the May long-weekend. If it’s going to frost, be sure to cover plants with an old blanket or tarp.
- Square foot gardening is the new thing. Each square foot is dedicated to different produce. Look online for ideas.
- Try going vertical or container gardening if you only have a small space to work with.