Grow your own food!
Turn your garden into a mini organic plantation like we are!
We live on a tight budget; we like to eat organic and I have an expensive sewing hobby.
With such discerning tastes and an unwillingness to compromise on quality, we’ve found creative ways to economise!
One way has been to make our garden as organic and edible as possible!
Last spring we dug up a corner of the lawn and made a small vegi-patch.
It’s a humble little space but we enjoyed this kind of bounty from it every day last summer!
Tomatoes, spring onions, aubergines, lettuce, rocket, lamb’s lettuce, peppers, green beans and chilli flourished. This year we’re trying carrots, cucumber and zucchini as well.
We’re also trying our luck with some less common plants such as goji berry and peppercorn bushes and moringa plants.
We’re germinating the seeds in this mini greenhouse inside the house and then transferring the seedlings to the garden.
We’re novice gardeners and we’ve still got lots to learn, but we’re willing to try stuff out and we’re having fun learning how we can eat from our land!
Have you grown food? Is your garden working for you? Do you have any tips for novice gardeners like us? Have you developed novel ways to save cash to pay for your sewing hobby? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear about your green fingers!
Happy Spring holidays everyone!
4 thoughts on “How to Spend Less Money on Food and Have More to Spend on Fabric!”
Oh my goodness, gooseberries! They’re so delicious! We were moving last year right during planting season, so we only had green beans as well as some potted herbs and rogue strawberries. The year before, we were part of a community garden and feasted on fresh veggies all summer and early fall. It really does make a huge difference in the food budget and I found that the flavors to be a lot stronger than store-bought produce. Thanks for sharing your garden – I’m freshly inspired to start my tomato seeds this weekend!
We moved to this place last year too and it’s the first garden we’ve had in years. We were lucky to inherit the gooseberries and rhubarb from the previous people and I’m trying to encourage the neighbours raspberries into our garden! A community garden is a great idea! Nearly everyone has allotments here so it’s very easy to get seeds and seedlings and supplies. Can’t get strawberries though at least not organic ones, they’re not for sale. It’s fun growing your own food and tasty and it does save us some cash! Good luck with yours this year!
Really like the post! A peek behind the scenes of a sewer’s life. 🙂
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