Well I am looking into ways to “save” money…
Things are okay now, but our finances will be changing. So I’m looking ahead.
A money saving tip that was offered to me, yesterday, is plant a garden.
Yesterday, I was talking to Mom and she said that I should just plant a garden.
She said that seeds are cheep and she pointed out that we have more enough room to plant a large garden and just canned the veggies in the fall. (That was one of the draws to this house when we bought a few years back…I could just have a garden, grow our own veggies, canned etc and the kids will still have more then enough room to play)
So what has kept me from doing it?
I don’t know where or how to start… Mom just makes it sound like a plant a seed, pull the weeds, water as needed and boom instant veggies. (Is it really the simple?) (How do I know what is a weed and what is a plant??)
How much space does each veggie need to crow? The only plants that I’ve ever planted were tomato plants. So I NO questions there… But, what about green beans, strawberries, lettuce, cucumbers and carrots? That is what I think I would like to start with because these are things that I KNOW my family will eat.
Yes it’s true I can go large and canned the overstock, but I don’t even know how to canned foods! I’m also unsure if I want a “large” garden my first year. I know it is going to be “work” and I’m unsure how much “work” I really want to do. That’s why I’m hoping to go “small” at least this first year. However, carrots, green beans, cucumber, lettuce, strawberries, and tomatoes don’t sound all that small!! (Is it too late in the year to start a garden now??)
We are a family of 4. So I’m looking to plant enough to “feed” us “without” too much overstock. At least for this first year!! I think that after I get one or 2 years under my belt I could and would do a little bit more. I think if things go well in future years I’ll be looking to canned the overstock. However not this year!
I know from past experience with tomatoes 3-4 plants will be more then enough for my family. However what about the other plants I mention??
Any advice or web links will be helpful!
Thanks and God Bless.