Saturday, July 25, 2009

Update on our Garden

I posted previously about our plans to save money by planting a garden. We've done a modest container garden this year, but we're still reaping the money-saving benefits of gardening.

We have basil, tomatoes and sweet peppers planted and so far we've harvested some basil and tomatoes. We have a few small peppers growing, but nothing ripened yet.

The tomatoes are smaller than I expected, but tasty! And of course the size really doesn't matter when you're cutting them up into salads or other recipes.

It is such a pleasure to have a thriving basil plant out the back door. When I need some for a recipe, I just walk out back and snip, snip! Growing basil is an especially great money saver, since a handful of fresh basil stems can set you back $3 or $4 at the grocery store.

While I'm enjoying our little harvest this year, my dream still lives for a raised bed garden next year!

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Melissa said...

I love growing basil, too! Over the winter I keep a container of basil indoors, as well.

Our tomatoes aren't ripe yet, but (last time I looked) a few are just turning orange.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

We had a huge garden this year, but much of it was ruined by late blight. *sigh* We'll try again next year, though! Sounds like your garden is lovely!!

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