Vegetable gardening at home is an easy way to save money while you get up close and personal with nature. Planting one plant ($3 to $5), for example, can provide 10 pounds of tomatoes over the season. Growing tomatoes from seeds saves you even more money. You’ll also be happy to know that the flavor and texture of garden-grown vegetables exceed standard grocery store produce.
If you’re a beginner, start small. It’s better to be thrilled by what you produce in a small garden than be frustrated by the time commitment a big one requires. Plus, it makes sense to learn gardening basics before investing tons of time and money in this new hobby. You’ll get a feeling for how much time gardening takes. You’ll find out if you like spending time outside planting, watering, and weeding. You’ll learn how much produce you and your family can eat over the course of a summer.
Dig into our tips and tricks to get the best vegetable garden.