How To Save on Groceries ... By Growing Your Own

You don’t need to be incredibly experienced, or have a giant backyard, to have your own garden. These delicious plants require very little effort:

Basil: Chop it up and freeze it in an ice-cube tray, then stir the cubes into soup or other dishes.

Blueberries: Get an older bush that’s ready to start producing.

Green beans: Green beans are easy to grow and easy to prepare.

Peas: Invest in a trellis, to encourage them to grow upwards.

Peppers: Try the spicy ones; they dry well.

Perennial herbs: Oregano, rosemary, thyme and sage are all good, easy perennials.

Salad greens: Lettuce can last throughout the summer; plant it in a shady area.

Strawberries: You won’t get enough to make jam, but you can have a few for breakfast.

Tomatoes: Novice gardeners should start with seedlings. Use stakes for support.

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