Do you have a small edible garden? Maybe a large one? Maybe just a pot or two? Gardening is a frugal way to grow your own foods and one of the Ways I Save.
In the past we have shared about square foot gardening and how much the girls love eating the fresh produce from the back yard. Growing your own produce is a great way to save money and the best part is that you know it’s organic and pesticide free! Tending a garden is great for kids. It might even get them to try/eat foods that were once on the yuckie list.
Last year my kids bought tomato and watermelon seeds, along with two grape plants (vines?) as a birthday gift. We had a ton of tomatoes all summer. Only one watermelon grew and, sadly we waited too long to eat it. The grape plants never did grow, but they didn’t die either. Funny, the grapes are the only thing that survived the southern winter and are now taking off like crazy!
This summer I am still waiting to see any fruit on those grape vines. I recently found a great deal on blueberry bushes and snagged them up in a hurry! Blueberries (and others) grow best in groups of 2 or more, so I was very excited to see them in a two-pack at Kroger for only $9.99. I still need to plant them, but thy are doing well! My kids love blueberries (and grapes) and they are not cheap. I sure hope we can get a good crop…that’s proper gardening lingo, right?
Did you know you can start your garden in an egg carton?
What is growing in your garden? Do your kids help tend the garden, too? Do you grow enough to make a difference in your budget? Lets talk about gardening!
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Awesome on the blueberries! We have a large raised bed but it is in part-shade so we will see how it goes. So far I’ve harvested a ton of kale for our morning smoothies.