Can Planting a Garden Save You Money?

Having your own garden can save you 10 to 15 percent on your grocery bill. Fresh produce is expensive, and because of that, some people don't eat enough of it. Having your own garden is easy, doesn't require much space and is cheap to get started.

Planting a Garden

A garden can be planted in many ways. If you have a large yard, then you could do a traditional row garden. If you are small on space, try using big pots, which can be placed on a patio or balcony. You will need seeds or seedlings. Buying seed packets is very inexpensive. In addition, you will need some soil and maybe a bug repellent. Other than that, sunshine and water is all you will need to grow a beautiful vegetable garden.

Preserving

A garden is a great way to have fruits and vegetables during harvesting season. But you can stretch your garden to feed your family all year long. This is the way to really save money on your grocery bill. You can cut up and freeze vegetables like carrots, green beans and potatoes. You can also try canning them. And you can use fruits like berries to make jams and jellies.

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