How to Save Money on Your Garden

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Does this warmer weather have you making plans for your garden? Here are some tips on how to save money on your garden this summer.

Does this warmer weather have you making plans for your garden? Here are some tips on how to save money on your garden this summer.

A great way to save money this summer is to have a garden. A garden can provide your family with fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the summer months. However, the savings can start with the garden itself. Whether it’s choosing high-yield fruits and vegetables or saving seeds for next year, you can save money on your garden. Here are some tips!

Choose High-Yield Fruits and Vegetables

Cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, watermelon, cantaloupe – these are all high-yield fruits and vegetables that will give your family lots to munch on this summer. In fact, some of these can completely take over your garden if you’re not careful. The good news is you can always can or freeze the excess so that you have yummy produce throughout the winter.

Start with Seeds

It is always cheaper to start with seeds rather than plants. You want to purchase heirloom varieties as often as possible. It will take more time working with seeds, but the savings is well worth it. You can purchase seeds for a small fraction of what you’ll pay for starter plants.

Choose the Best Location

After deciding what you want to plant, choose the best location based on the needs of the plants. You want an area that not only gets the proper amount of light but allows you to give the plants as much space as they need. You never want to crowd plants.

Water in the Mornings

One way you will always kill your plants is watering in the evening. The evening sun in the summertime is absolute murder. When you water your plants at this time of day the sun quickly evaporates the water. Always water first thing in the morning so that your plants are able to absorb the water.

Save Seeds for Next Year

Last, but not least, save seeds for next year so that you can start a garden without having to buy seeds. Heirloom seeds work best. Wash any goo off the seeds, pat on paper towels, and place on fresh paper towels. Allow the seeds to dry thoroughly before placing in paper bags labeled with the type of seeds. Store in a cool dry place until ready to use.

A good summer garden can feed your family throughout the year. The key is to choose high-yield fruits and vegetables that you start from seed. You’ll save money and be able to can or freeze the excess to use throughout the year.

Check out our tips on how to start a butterfly garden as well!

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  • Angie Price Angie Price on Feb 07, 2023

    When my seeds are really dry, I put them in a container with a little packet of silica gel (dessicant) which comes inside containers of vitamins and things like that. It captures any remaining moisture.