I feel like a hypocrite typing this post.
I am not growing my own garden this year, and I did not last year. However, I have grown a garden, and my mother-in-law has taken my former garden over. Boy does she have a green thumb!
Your first year of growing a garden is sort of trial and error, and sometimes it can be expensive. We found that our costs decreased a lot the 2nd and 3rd years. (Please don’t let any up front costs discourage you from trying.)
- You don’t HAVE to buy a tiller. You can rent or borrow one. Or you can plant in containers. Be creative.
- You control what you plant and if you use chemicals. You can be as organic as you want. Even if you are not, you know what has been done to the plants.
- It takes time, but provides good exercise. There is just something satisfying about the sweat you produce when working in your garden. The fruits of your labor taste even better.
- A package of seeds is inexpensive. You can grow a whole mess of green beans from one little packet. Just think of how they taste!
Do you grow a garden? Do you feel like it is a good way to save?
Want to read more about Saving On Real Food? Check out my other posts in this series.