5 Tips For Starting A Budget Vegetable Garden

5 Tips For Starting A Budget Vegetable Garden

Are you on a tight budget and would like to put up a vegetable garden? Or maybe you own a home and have a great space to have a vegetable garden? This article is a great masterpiece.   Maintaining healthy eating habits is imperative. A vegetable garden would be ideal. Here are some of the basic tips that you need to know to start and maintain a vegetable garden on budget.

Grow vegetables that save money but are used regularly

Your shopping receipt should include salad leaves and lettuce. These vegetables have great health benefits that you can save money if you have them in your garden. Do not forget to grab a variety of seed bags so as to mix up your salad consumption. It is better than growing the same seed all the time. A quick look at the things you love to eat will help you decide on what to plant. A few vegetables that you can add to your garden include:

  1. Herbs and spices
  2. Broccoli
  3. Green beans and peas
  4. Lettuce
  5. Carrots
  6. Onions and tomatoes

Plant vegetables in succession

How about having a regular supply of freshly picked vegetables? All you need to do is to plant your selected seeds in succession. Some of the seeds that you can grow in succession include carrots, peas and beetroots. Consider planting a few a week to achieve the regular supply of each.

Consider having your own compost

How well do you use your compost bin? Making your own compost is easy. Make use of; vegetable peelings, tea bags, fallen leaves, egg boxes and cardboard. All these should be taken to your composter. Saving money by making your own compost is not immediate. It could take up to two years. However, it is extremely rewarding and worth the trial.

Start getting innovative

The thought of spending a fortune on achieving a great vegetable garden is wrong, you only need to be innovative. Growing vegetables in containers is easy and will reduce your outlay. Vegetable containers do not necessarily have to be new. You could use old cooking pots, old buckets and an old wheelbarrow. Be sure to have a few drainage holes on each of them to avoid waterlogging.

Have the basic tools

Putting up a vegetable garden is easy. However, you need some basic tools to help you achieve great results. Here are the basic tools that you need;  hose and/or watering can, towel, garden rake, pruning shears and shovel.

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