Vegetable Gardening on the Cheap
March 7, 2016 9:07pm CST
Last year we decided to put in a vegetable garden. Our space is very limited and we had to dig out a lot of rock from where we put the garden bed. My husband went to a local farm and brought back 2 truckloads of soil. The farmer let us have it for free! This spring he will have to venture back for 2 more loads. I want the garden to be twice the size of last years bed. Tonight we purchased a few packets of seeds. Some will be started inside to get a jump start on the season, which is so short in our region. It is best to start the plants inside or purchase the plants from a supplier such as Home Depot or one of our local greenhouses. Purchasing the plants from a supplier is more costly than starting them at home. Total spent on seeds so far: $3. Green beans, yellow beans, yellow squash, zucchini, and beets. Have to look for tomato seeds soon. Last year I found some peat pots on clearance. I usually save yogurt containers to start the plants in and then transfer them to larger pots if necessary. All that is needed is a nice sunny window and a green thumb. Can't wait to get started.
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8 Mar 16
That's my dream to have vegetable garden. Unfortunately, there is no space for it and I live in the city. Moreover, we have floral garden that makes our backyard so colorful. On the other hand, we are hoping to retrieve my mother's farmland in the province. Then that would be good start for having veggie garden.
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8 Mar 16
I will start some of the squash and maybe a pumpkin or acorn squash inside. Maybe I'll start some of the beans to give them a head start and to extend the growing season. They harvest in such a short time as does the zucchini and yellow squash. But, I would love to harvest some earlier if I can.