Grow Green to Save Green

Most people are looking to save some cash these days. A veggie garden could really help you rake in some extra bucks. Here are some easy tips on how to plant a veggie garden.

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The economy has everyone looking for ways to save. Grocery shopping in your own back yard could really help you save some cash. According to a recent study by the National Gardening Association, 7 million more people will start a food garden this year, up 19 percent from 2008.
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Choose a Location: If you live in the city and don't have a yard, no need to worry. You can plant a container garden. Having a fresh pot of herbs right outside your kitchen window should come in handy.
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Buy Quality Tools: The cliché, you get what you pay for, definitely rings true when it comes to garden tools. If you buy strong tools the first time around, you will save money in the long run.
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Prepare Soil: Remove any rocks or large debris. Also prepare a designated walkway, so you don't have to step on one plant to get to another.
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Choose the Right Plants: Some plants grow better than others. If you want a rewarding, productive garden, do some research to find out what grows well in your area.
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Protect Your Plants: Using some kind of barrier could really help keep critters out. You could use a small greenhouse or even some chicken wire.
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Stimulate Growth: Remember to water and use some general purpose fertilizer to help stimulate growth.
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Have Fun: Don't forget to smile and include family and friends. Be careful not to make gardening into more work than it needs to be. Your garden doesn’t need to be perfect. It would be great to achieve a substantial return on your investment, but it’s also okay if you lose a little money.
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Read: Do some research on gardening techniques. A basic knowledge of gardening will go a long way.
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Enjoy: Last but not least, enjoy the fruits and veggies of your labor. You will have fun watching your garden grow, but saving money will be just as much fun.
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