Friday, July 25, 2008

It's Not Too Late

The other day I was visiting with a friend and she made the comment, "peppers are selling for $1.00/each you can buy a plant for cheaper than that". I thought how true.

With the price of food lately even if you're an armchair gardener growing just a few things can translate into big grocery savings. And the best news, (depending upon where you live) it's not too late. When I was in Walmart today I noticed they still had pepper, tomato, and other vegetable plants for sale.

In Patricia Lanza' s Lasagna Gardening for Small Spaces: A Layering System for Big Results in Small Gardens and Containers she has tons of tips for growing vegetables in containers. So, if traditional gardening is not "your thing" and you'd still like to save a little on your grocery budget you may want to give her method a try.

On the other hand, it you love to garden and are bursting at the seams with produce, pour yourself a big glass of iced tea, and get some good food preservation tips at the carnival of home preserving.

Happy Friday!


Helen said...

I do most of my gardening by pots, and it IS cheaper than buying from the store. Not only that, but there's a special satisfaction in growing one's own veggies. I'm just now getting into heirloom gardening, as I plan to cultivate all my seeds for future gardens.

God bless!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Look at all those green beans! YUM!!

Time to snap!

The Shindels said...

Wow! I'm so excited, yet a little overwhelmed to start our own garden next summer...although, given this post, I may try a few plants yet this year. I've invited a 12-year old girl from church over tomorrow to help me trim up my roses and to begin to plan the garden and prepare the area in our backyard. Any tips?

Jane said...

the shindels-
We love to use the layering (lasagna method) to prepare our soil. Depending upon where you live (we live in Alabama) you can start lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, carrots etc. for a fall garden. Personally I love to grow lettuce- it is so easy and is ready to being harvesting in six to eight weeks. Good luck, Jane