Garden Time

It is about that time of year again when the leaves start coming back and the birds start chirping. Or if you are in our neck of the woods the birds have chirped all winter long and the trees wish they could have kept their leaves on. It was last year around this time when we started putting together an idea to help us save money on produce… we built a couple of gardens.

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This year we are planning on alot of the same things that we put in last year only started a bit sooner than we did last year. We put in lettuce, carrots, strawberry’s, cucumbers, squash, radishes, tomatoes, and beans. This was a great way for us to give the Kid fresh vegetables which he absolutely enjoyed. We have been told this year by a neighbor that the growing season in our area for the cold weather plants will be less than normal, which if you think about it, it has been warm enough all winter long to be growing some of the colder plants.

We did the all natural approach and used no chemicals so that we do not infest our child with some form of cancer or something.

We did notice a change in our grocery bill after planting the gardens because we had everything we needed to be able to make a salad every night or we were able to have green beans with our dinner.

What are you doing to help ease some of the pain of higher grocery prices?

About The Rookie Dad

I am husband and father foremost. Secondly, I am a PBS producer and contribute to Traveling Dads and Dads Round Table.

Posted on March 3, 2012, in Parenting and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Grin… I have decided to help reduce my supermarket bill, this year I’m going on that famously effective ‘food free’ diet!
    Happy gardening

  2. I’m so envious…I can’t plant my tomatoes until the end of May at our cottage in Maine. A garden really does cut down on your food bill and your produce is so much better than any you can buy. Good luck with your crops this year.

  3. We’ve just inherited a huge vege patch and loads of fruit trees – so great to be able to feed our three boys with the fresh stuff! Hope your garden goes well this year.

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