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Plant A Garden



Yes, it costs $ to put in a garden, but you will definitely get a great return on your investment. I like to can tomatoes and make jelly. Getting back to what our grandparents did is not only healthier, but smarter!

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  • It's not too late to plant! Get to your local greenhouse and get started! - by REVELATIONGIRL
  • I can tell you that what we spent on tomatoes seemed like a lot, but we put in 48 plants and we will get more bushels than I will be able to can, eat and give away, lol, when they start coming in mid-August. There is absolutely no way that bought canned tomatoes or bought fresh tomatoes compare to the flavor of my home-canned product. You guys are right about deer & weather. We also put money years ago into about a 4.5' electric fence around the garden. My husband also powders the tomatoes to keep off the bugs. I can honestly say that when I get that huge, home-grown Big Boy slice that's as big as my sandwich bread, rich red, and mouth-watering - NO COMPARISON!! yum emoticon - by REVELATIONGIRL
  • I bought three healthy summer squash plants today that will yeald dozens of the little beauties for me at a fraction of what they would have cost me in the store. Funny how all of a sudden it is "in" to do things the "old fashioned" way. - by 2ABETRLIFE
  • I plant veggies rather than flowers. Egglants are beautiful in a natural area. Cabbage makes a great border. My deck is lined with plants in pots plus I have a large garden in my back yard that I keep a 4 ft fence around. Herbs are easy and inexpensive to grow. It's also great to get the kids involved. My sons always had their own plants to claim as theirs. - by HIKERJOHNSON
  • Last year we spent more on the garden than we got back.
    Between rabbits and deer and an unusually cold summer.
    This year we are more hopeful. - by 60SIXTY
  • me too I have mostly always had a garden. Even now I garden at my Daughters or a community garden. Remember the fresher the veggies the more nutritious they are. - by ZOEWEI
  • I'm not sure I save any $$ by planting a garden, compared to grocery store prices, but it is cheaper than my local farmer's market. And the taste difference between home grown and grocery store is unbelievable. Plus, you get the bonus of a good workout from the time you spend in your garden! - by SHARONGRACEW
  • We just spent a small fortune to plant tomatoes, but they will be soooo good and,, we can use the pots and dirt again next year! emoticon - by NEVERFAILE

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