|vegetable garden in Salt Lake City|
Here are 5 ways you can save money in your vegetable garden:
1 - plant things from seeds when you can. Plants are relatively expensive and seeds will produce plants at a fraction of the cost.
2 - be efficient with water. Drip systems are perfect for the vegetable garden.
3 - be efficient with the harvest. Money and time (and your blood, sweat and tears) have gone into this garden. What a terrible waste if you don't utilize the fruits of the harvest. If there is too much for you and your family, share it with friends and neighbors. Or do some canning and preserving. Your local food pantry will welcome any fresh produce you have to offer.
4 - compost. Make your own compost to feed the soil and plants in your garden. It's much cheaper than buying it.
5 - go organic. Use organic methods to feed your soil and plants and to control pests and weeds. Pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers and plant foods are expensive and can damage your soil in the long run.