Green Side Up! gives garden tips on cracking tomatoes. The wonderful Tracy DiSabato-Aust is suggesting ways to have an ornamental display of veggies to stave off the recession. And Beth is putting together her veggie wish list. The Well Read Gardener was early, and made her order list in a very organized way. And that is going to be one full service vegetable garden, I can tell you!
Now. Here is the hard truth. If this is your first year to experiment with growing your own food… it isn’t going to save you money. It might be tastier produce, and it might be something you have fun and enjoyment doing (check back with me on that after you do the July weeding), but you are likely to put more money into it than if you took a trip to your local farm market. I’m not trying to discourage you, but I do want you to be prepared in your expectations.
And while I’m at it… there is no such thing as the “no-work” garden. All gardening involves labor, but that is actually a good thing…because it means it will help you keep fit. And the produce you grow, I think by all rights it will probably be healthier. And you will have salted it with your own efforts and grown some of your own abilities in the process -and that is as good as money, any day.
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