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April is National Garden Month. Having a vegetable garden on your property is one of the best ways to save money in my opinion. I grew up in the country my parents had a garden and so did my grandparents who lived across the road from us. So I could not get away from fresh homegrown vegetables on a dinner plate. Starting the garden in our family was a family affair. Even if you did not want to do it, you had to help. Gardening is not too hard. One can find a gardening book at any library to help them. Just the read the back to the seed packets too.
Think about the many things that could be grown on your property that you do not have to pay for at the store;
Tomatoes Peas Lettuce Sweet corn Radishes Green Beans
cucumbers zucchini pumpkins jalapeno peppers bell peppers
broccoli cauliflower carrots and more
Depending on the size of the size your garden and how well your vegetables do, vegetables can be frozen or canned for uses later in the years. That is where a garden is useful for a long period of time. It won’t be just during the summer time when the vegetables will save you money. I grew up canned green beans and frozen corn in Ziploc bags.
One does not have to live in the country to have a vegetable garden. A garden does not have to be a large spot in your yard. A person can still grow vegetables even living in an apartment. Many apartments have a small deck or concrete pad on the front door or back door. One can get a large flower pot and have a tomato plant. One can also hang those tomato plants too.
Think about what it will feel like for working for the vegetables your family eats. Your family can say they are living off the grid by growing what they eat.
I personally prefer homegrown tomatoes over store bought tomatoes. I believe there is a different taste with them.