So, the family needs to eat, but so many gardening books recommend methods way beyond your budget?
You could start with sprouts.
Have you bought spices lately? Try a 10 cent seed packet from You-know-whatMart in a sunny window. Oh, the huge amount of money you’ll save! In my humble opinion, nothing saves more money than growing your own herbs in a sunny window.
My best friend sees it as entertainment. Her Rosemary and Oregano are like little bonsai trees. But as previously mentioned, she belongs in the Boobie Hatch. I just let my herbs do whatever they please and take snippets, as needed.
If you would like to start or expand a garden, may I recommend:
Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times by Steve Solomon. Published by New Society Publisher. copyright 2005.
Okay so I would get it at the library, but if you want to support the author…
I hate gardening books, love the pictures, hate the text. I actually like this one and read it cover to cover.
There is loads of great advice: from whom to purchase your seeds and why, preparing your soil on various degrees of tight budgets, getting the most bang for your buck.
I find the book well organized, very informative with the occassional touch of humor. His authority comes from years as a seed grower/supplier, so he knows his material.
Check it out.
Grab a bag of potting soil this week, save those egg cartons and yogurt cups. Like this…and grab a 10 cent seed packet of your favorite herb.
Next Monday, we will start a sunny window herb or two or twenty. Just the basics. Nothin’ hard about it.