Do you love the idea of growing your own fruit and vegetables but don’t know where to start? Maybe you’re on a tight budget, so you think you can’t afford to ‘grow your own’? Or are your kids not keen to eat anything that hints of a vegetable? We all know we should be eating plenty of fruit and vegetables but buying them can be expensive, so my posts for the next few weeks will be about growing fruit and vegetables on a budget.
It’s surprisingly easy to grow your own food, even if you’ve only got a very small space or cash is limited. With a little ingenuity, you can find lots of ways to find seeds and plants for free (or very little!), avoid spending a fortune on pots and seed trays, and spending hours each day digging and weeding. And kids really love the idea of ‘growing your own’, which means it’s more likely they’ll try eating something new – which has to be good news, doesn’t it?
I’ll be writing about how to get started with composting (it’s easy and doesn’t have to be smelly!), how to use recycled containers, sustainable ways to keep your plants watered, and much more. And if you’ve got expertise in growing your own food, do share any hints and tips in the comments section – it’s always great to share ideas!
So do check back regularly to see what’s happening. Or even better, sign up to get an email alert every time there’s a new post. And if there’s something you’d like some specific advice, ask a question in the comments – I’m not a gardening expert, but I’ve grown my own fruit and vegetables for many years.
Coming next: 5 Ways to Grow Fruit and Vegetables for Free (or Nearly Free!)
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