Sunday, July 28, 2013

Thrifty Veggies: The {Not So Secret} Garden

Thrifty Veggies: The {Not So Secret} Garden: Gardens, really, are a great way to save money as a vegetarian or vegan.  You can grow your own produce and save yourself a ton of money, because we all know produce at the market doesn't come cheap!

Some gardening ideas:

*If you have a house, take up a plot in your yard.  You can determine the size based on how much space you have.  Grow whatever plants you feel like growing over the summer.

*If you live in an apartment with a balcony, consider doing some container balcony gardening.  It doesn't take a lot of space, and you can still get some awesome, great tasting veggies when you're done!  Here are some cool photos of container balcony gardens:

*If you just don't have the space, ask a friend if they'd be willing to share some yard space with you.  Afterwards, you can share some of your produce with them!

After your fruits and veggies start to grow, you may find that you have too much for just one person.  You don't want the fruits of your labor to spoil!  SO, get some freezer bags (or those vacuum bag things) and store the leftovers in your freezer.  You can take them out and use them as you need them.

And there you have it: a great way to save money and still have great tasting fruits and veggies!

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Love the inspiration. Do you have any suggestions, photos or ideas to keep your cat and dog out of the garden area?...that looks nice?

thanks so much!!!!!