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1-2-3 Done! Grow Your Own Groceries

1-2-3 Done! - Growing Your Own Groceries

Prices at the grocery store are on the rise, especially in the produce department. The good news is there is an easy solution. Grow your own groceries. It's easy to do and the benefits far out weigh the effort. Here are some things to consider.

Think about the time you have to work in your garden and your available funds.

Try starting small, you can always expand later. And you'd be surprised at how much produce you can actually generate in one small space.

Next decide on what you and your family enjoy eating. You don't want to plant something that's going to go to waste because no one likes it.

Finally check to see what grows well in your area.

Herbs are a great way to get started gardening. They are easy to grow in containers and small spaces and you'll always have them around when you need them. They can also be moved indoors during the winter and you can freeze or dry them to use any time during the year.

Another great container plant is lettuce. Anytime you want a salad all you have to do is go outside and clip off some leaves and there's no need to drive to the store.

And if you are tight on space think about tomatoes. They'll grow very well in containers. If you decide to plant tomatoes remember that there are two different types, determinate and indeterminate. The determinate tomatoes grow to a certain height and then stop. These plants don't take up very much space. But indeterminate tomatoes, they can grow to any height and will need staking to keep the vines up and off the ground.

Other produce that's easy to grow includes bell peppers, squash and even cabbage.

Growing your own groceries is an easy way to save money, plus there's nothing like enjoying fresh herbs and vegetables straight from your own garden. All you have to do is decide what you are going to plant, use a good garden soil and get started! It's as easy as 1-2-3 done!