Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thrifty Thursday!

Thrifty Tip #21:  Plant a garden and reap the benefits of fresh, homegrown produce! 

Having a garden is not difficult!  You can use a garden plot, a raised garden box, or even large planters to grow all sorts of wonderful fruits and vegetables! 

(Here's how it all started for less than $100...four pieces of wood and a ton of dirt...carried in on our backs.)
Growing your own vegetables also ensures that they are truly organic--no chemicals are needed to get great results! 
(This is our garden late last July.  We'd already harvested radishes, green beans, potatoes, onions, and peas.  Then we let the big things take over the garden for the rest of the summer.)

What will your garden grow?


This Heavenly Life said...

We're in the midst of getting our garden growing, and it's currently putting up the cutest little romaine and spinach shoots. I just wanna tickle them under their widdle chins, they're so cute :) Other than that, we're growing broccoli, roma tomatoes, canning tomatoes, bell peppers, and green beans. Oh, plus strawberries in containers on our porch.

Come August, I'll be ready to throw in the t(r)owel, but for now, I'm excited!

une autre mère said...

Oh, I'm excited to get our garden growing this year! We always do tomatoes and I throw in a few peppers for Chad. We've done cucumbers, but they took over everything, so we don't do those anymore. I think this year we'll try carrots and green beans too. Oh, and I really want to try an herb garden too!

peter marie said...

Awesome!! We want to try one too, but have no idea how to even begin.
I think we should start a huge community garden in church lawn. Wouldn't that be fun!?!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

We're starting a garden this year too! Nothing big, and I don't know that we'll grow extravagant amounts of produce but so far we've got tomatoes and peppers started in pots in our basement and we'll be adding carrots, onions, and cilantro soon. Oh, and we're trying our hand at growing strawberries this year! I'm really excited about that!

Unknown said...

This was one of my goals for this spring, too....uh, I haven't started it! Can you come hang out in my backyard and start one for me?!?
You're great!!!!

Katrina @ Pics, Pages & Purls said...

I would love to have garden...HOWEVER I still rent and don't own any land. :( SO I can't have a garden. I can't even do planters my little patio gets NO sun.

Amy Kramer said...

I think I will just live my "gardening experience" through you. My mom literally killed a cactus once, and she has passed her non-green-thumbness to me. It all sounds good, but I don't think I have the skills. A girl can dream though, right?!

Jamie said...

Your garden looks great! I'm a very small scale gardener, this is my 3rd year. I do raised beds as well. My favorite things are tomatoes and cucumbers. I have my cucumbers growing up a trellis, it works wonderful! Last year I added raspberries and strawberries...I'm excited about those.