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Gardening Some Of My Groceries!!

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I have planted a couple of raised garden beds with all kinds of veggies, strawberries & some new things I don't normally eat. It gives me exercise and will save me money in the long run. The beds are reusable for several years!! The extra fruit & veggies will be shared with my sons- I often pick them up some little things at the grocery store that they might not normally get. Now I'm growing them!

- Submitted by JULESDUD1 4/14/2011 in Saving Money | 5 Comments
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ITLAJFK 4/24/2011 2:51:00 PM

    I encourage anyone growing their own vegs - I've been doing it a while and the one thing I've figured out is that I'm not really saving any money. I am, however, very sure of what I'm eating, where it came from and the fact that it is 100% organic. And I suppose if you are paying for organic vegetables, there is a savings.

Space is not an issue for me, as we have an acreage. However, if I were limited, I would grow herbs and more herbs. Bang for your buck, they can't be beat as anyone who buys fresh herbs at the supermarket can attest to. They are easy to grow, are not demanding, are usually fairly hardy with some exceptions, and bugs don't like them. AND, they add so much flavor and interest to food, especially when you are trying to eat a healthier diet without added fat, sodium, sugar, etc.

I love herbs!
JODAEW 4/20/2011 12:20:00 PM

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KATYBUG48 4/14/2011 10:38:00 PM

    Love gardening
GLOWORM1963 4/14/2011 8:42:00 PM

    Good for you!!! I too have a garden this year, last year did it all in pots and it didn't work out too well. This year it is in my good ole Texas black dirt in my back yard. Have tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, green beans, and carrots!!! I am so very excited, I hope I can keep every thing alive and it produces tons!!! :-)

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