How To Save on Groceries ... By Growing Your Own
May 08, 2010
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You don’t need to be incredibly experienced, or have a giant backyard, to have your own garden. These delicious plants require very little effort:
- Basil: Chop it up and freeze it in an ice-cube tray, then stir the cubes into soup or other dishes.
- Blueberries: Get an older bush that’s ready to start producing.
- Green beans: Green beans are easy to grow and easy to prepare.
- Peas: Invest in a trellis, to encourage them to grow upwards.
- Peppers: Try the spicy ones; they dry well.
- Perennial herbs: Oregano, rosemary, thyme and sage are all good, easy perennials.
- Salad greens: Lettuce can last throughout the summer; plant it in a shady area.
- Strawberries: You won’t get enough to make jam, but you can have a few for breakfast.
- Tomatoes: Novice gardeners should start with seedlings. Use stakes for support.
Do You Have a Victory Garden?
The idea of planting Victory Gardens goes back to World War I and II, and was advertised as a way for patriots to make a difference on the home front. Planting these gardens helped the citizens combat food shortages by supplying themselves and their neighbors with fresh produce.
Planting your own Victory Garden can go a long way toward healthier eating, and in the long run, it can provide incentive for industry-wide change, and a return to a diet of real food, for everyone, everywhere. A great way to get started on your own is by sprouting. They may be small, but sprouts are packed with nutrition and best of all, they're easy and inexpensive to grow.
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