Gardening for your Paycheck
Uncertain times and high prices are a real pain in the #$%^&. But what’s a regular Paycheck such as yourself gonna do about it?
Become a wee bit more self-sufficient. That’s what!
Money may not grow on trees, but groceries can grow on trees… and vines… and in those old ten gallon buckets you have lying around. The average sized vegetable garden can save you some $50-100 month.
Here’s Five Fast Facts about how to start a Victory Garden:
- 🔍🤔 It’s not just for hippies, it’s for ‘mericans - Victory gardens got their start during World Wars I and II, when people grew their own produce to free up food for the war effort and help stabilize the country’s food supply. Sounds like a relevant issue today as well. There’s a way to grow plants no matter the amount of space you have, so don’t worry if the Victory Garden isn’t your style.
- 🥕🍅Choose your seeds - Start by checking the USDA’s Plant Hardiness Map and see what kind of plants grow in your climate. Traditional victory gardens included foods high in nutrition, such as beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, kale, lettuce, peas, tomatoes, turnips, squash, and Swiss chard. Remember, though, you gotta eat this stuff so the best plan is to grow what your family likes to eat! (Now only if I had a chicken tenders tree…)
- ⛏️💪Prepare your soil - The dirt in your garden is where the magic happens. So make sure you have great soil by testing it and adding the necessary compost or extra dirt to make it top notch soil.
- 🧑🌾🌱Time to plant! - There’s tips and tricks to planting just about every kind of seed. So, be sure to do a quick search and you'll be amazed by what you find! Like, did you know that it’s important to stagger your lettuce seeds so all your lettuce doesn't grow at once? Instead, plant half now and the other half in a couple weeks and you’ll have a nice crop whenever you’re hungry.
- 💧🐌Water, feed, and weed! - The average garden needs about 1” of water per week and daily checks to remove any weeds or unwanted critters. Also, you’ll want to make sure your plants have enough of the best fertilizer and nutrients to keep producing tasty vegetables and fruits.
🔥Bottom line: Food gardens are a great way to feed your family, save money, and enjoy a new hobby. Not only will you get the freshest food around but, you’ll be saving some money in the process!
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