garden1As the cost of living goes up – from food to fuel, electricity to rent – it’s important to learn how to get creative with providing for yourself to help stretch your hard-earned cash. One of the most fulfilling ways of doing this is learning how to grow your own vegetables. The average person doesn’t get nearly enough vegetables in their diet. It sometimes comes down to a lack of access to fresh fruit and vegetables because someone is in a food desert (a place without grocery stores, at its most simple), or because they can’t afford to purchase them. Even when they can, some may not want to buy them from the store because of concerns about pesticides or quality. It’s no good to anybody if you buy those vegetables and they last less than a day, or they’re inedible anyway.


This is why it’s valuable to learn how to grow your own. Home-grown fruit, vegetables, and herbs taste better and last longer, as they don’t go through garden3the same amount of travel time to get to you as grocery-bought does. Sure, everything’s grown in more or less the same way, but having produce that goes directly from the ground to your table without all the jostling and bouncing that’s involved with commercial produce is just plain better. Gardening isn’t particularly difficult. It’s definitely time-consuming to get started, but once your garden is established, you’re set. If you’ve never had a garden before, though, don’t despair. There are many resources for anybody that wants to learn about gardening, but the one we’re going to talk about such as this gardening blog, which focuses on organic gardening and is an excellent place to get all the information you’ll need to be successful in your greening endeavors. is for the organic gardener, with resources for people that are at all levels of expertise. There are posts and instructions for making sure that you have vegetables throughout the year – something called ‘succession planting’ that is used on farms – and specific instructions for growing different vegetables. You’ll find something for every growing zone, every soil type, and every budget. The blogger, Shad Zac, and his family built their garden to help offset the costs of living during the subprime mortgage crisis when he and his wife were having money problems. Several years later, they’re growing a huge variety of vegetables, berries, and they even have fruit trees. Not only do they benefit financially from their crops, their home just feels better.



That’s one of the best parts about growing your own: everything just feels better. Your home has more green, and that garden can take all of your worries and fears and turn them into something to nurture your body and spirit. Shad helps make that happen. Even if you don’t have the means to start a garden now, this blog will help you get the ideas flowing and give you some goals. There’s little more satisfying than enjoying something that you grew yourself, though. If you would like to learn more you can also learn more about garden grow here or check out some of these great garden ideas or learn a little more about organic gardening.

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