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Gardening to Save Money

Gardening to save MoneyGrowing your own fruit and vegetables is inexpensive and easy! I grew my first garden this year and I would recommend it to all of you that have some outdoor space. It supplies me with a large amount of fresh, organic vegetables, and it cost me less than $50 to start.

My garden just about two weeks after planting. (Don’t mind the art, the kids that previously lived here left their mark.)

So my garden began! I planted tomatoes, romaine lettuce, kale, broccoli, cucumbers, peppers, and beets. And I am proud to say that they are all doing very well, except for the cucumbers, but we can’t win them all!

Look at this jungle now!! I am new to gardening so to you expert gardeners this may look messy, but I’m proud of it’s growth and will be expanding for next year.

I started the garden without much expectation. I just wanted to find a way to get healthy and fresh veggies without spending much. Last year I joined a farm share and LOVED it! But, it was about $350 for the summer season. This is still cheaper than buying organic vegetables at the grocery store weekly, but I still wanted to find something that was even more frugal.

I am no green thumb and sometimes have trouble keeping house plants alive. So, if I can grow a garden, so can you! And Pinterest has so many great resources if you need help. From setting up your garden, to planting and harvesting. With the cost being so low, it’s worth a try! Maybe by next year I will know enough to share some tips and tricks.

Now I can go out to my back yard weekly and cut fresh, organic lettuce and kale for my salads. Click here to read more about my yummy salads and here for salad dressing recipes. Even with all of the salads that I make this will last me through the summer and I only spent about $4 a plant!! This is a bargain guys, so get to planting before it’s too late. Or, get out there are start planning your plot for next season. It’s so worth it, and so fulfilling. Let me know how it goes!


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