Plant A Vegetable Garden

by Pam on April 17, 2009

Spring is here and I am getting restless.  I can’t wait to get planting my little garden but I know it’s a bit too early for that yet.  When my husband and I moved into our home a couple of years ago, we decided to make the flowerbeds along the side of the house into a small vegetable garden.  I even dug up some of our grass along part of our fence to create more garden space.  We planted tomatoes, peas, carrots, green onions, green beans, spinach, and cilantro.  Although we don’t have enough space in our small backyard to make a garden we thought we would see how our makeshift flowerbed garden would turn out.  I’m sure our neighbors thought we were a little odd, but we didn’t care.  It’s amazing how much can grow in such a small plot of land.  We had so many tomatoes that we gave some away and had to freeze some because we couldn’t use them all.  Not only were we savoring fresh vegetables, we were saving money as we hardly had to buy any fresh produce all summer.  Even if you live in an apartment that has a balcony, it’s definitely worth your while to plant some vegetables.  You could use a five-gallon pail and plant a tomato plant!  Gardening gives you a sense of satisfaction and it helps you to get exercise!  It’s neat watching things grow that you planted and it’s a great excuse to get outside and get some fresh air!  If you enjoy using fresh herbs in your cooking, rather than buying them in the store, plant an herb garden.  You will save a lot of money and have fun in the process.  Another suggestion:  Buy your seeds from a dollar store where you can get 3 or 4 packets for a dollar instead of paying $2 to $3 for each one.  Last year I bought both and the cheap ones worked just as well.  Happy gardening!

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