Today’s green living tip: start a vegetable garden. It’s easy and fun, too. Start a small vegetable or herb garden and grow your own tomatoes, basil or thyme. Even if you’ve never gardened before or grown your vegetables, summer is the time to start and nothing tastes better than freshly picked tomatoes that you’ve grown yourself.
Even in a very small space there is usually room for a pot or two in a yard, on a porch or on a balcony. Growing these items is easy (they’re so hardy!), tastes great, and they take up very little space. We found 5 spots to start a garden – and our home in the city has a very small yard. We also have chickens, too – we fell in love with backyard chickens.
Growing vegetables and herbs yourself helps beat the cost of buying organic vegetables at the grocery store and it feels so good to eat the food you’ve grown yourself. There’s nothing that tastes better! Many herbs, like oregano, rosemary or thyme can winter over and last for years. Who doesn’t like the flavor of homegrown, vine-ripened tomatoes? There’s nothing better.
Have you started a vegetable garden? What do you like to grow? Do you like tomatoes?
Go Gingham Earth Month:
To celebrate April as “Earth Month,” I’m sharing a tip every day this month. Find all the tips by clicking the image below.