My husband and I are saving thousand of dollars every year by growing our own vegetables in our backyard. We learn something new every year and this website is made to share our tips with other people that would like to grow their own food.
Not only will you save a lot of money by growing your own vegetables, but it is a great feeling to eat something that you know is organic and not some crazy Frankenstein crop that has been designed in a lab.
Granted, if you are starting from fresh, it will cost a little bit of money to get started. However, once everything is set up, the cost is minimal and the rewards are huge. The size of your family and how many veggies you eat determines exactly how much money you can save every year. We do a lot of juicing, so we are saving thousands of dollars by growing some carefully selected greens. This year we will be looking into freezing more veggies and get into canning and save even more money than we have in the past.
There is an incredible sense of accomplishment when you grow your own vegetables. Veggies out of your own vegetable garden doesn’t get any fresher, tastier or more satisfying. The whole family can get involved in this rewarding hobby and kids will learn where food comes from and appreciate nature even more.
Our approach to vegetable gardening is completely different than the norm. We are doing it the lazy way with zero digging, fertilizing, crop rotation – all the things that in many cases overwhelm aspiring gardeners.
The way we grow our vegetables is to emulate natural ecosystems. No rows of beets or carrots can be found in our garden beds. Rain forests seem to do just fine without human interference or having plants sown in rows, so we have applied the same principle to our vegetable garden and we are producing more vegetables than ever!
By mimicking nature the amount of hours we have to spend maintaining the vegetable garden are minimal and our crop is much more bountiful that previous years where we followed the rules. What can I say? We’re such rebels.
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