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Growing your own vegetables

June 15th, 2011 -

Growing your own vegetables can not only improve the health of your family, but also the health of your finances.

In order to maximise the benefit from your efforts follow these tips:

  • If space is limited, select compact crops that usually cost more from the supermarket. Good choices include tomatoes, lettuce, bell peppers, beans and all kinds of herbs
  • If space isn’t an issue consider planting low maintenance crops that provide bountiful harvests, such as pumpkin, cucumber and zucchini
  • Composting your food waste (excluding meat) saves you money on fertilizer and reduces the your weekly rubbish output dramatically
  • If you don’t have enough compost on hand you can often purchase mushroom compost (from a mushroom farm) more cheaply than other materials that enrich soil

Best of all, you know exactly what has been done to vegetables you grow yourself, so you can be sure that you are feeding you and your family the goodness of the earth without harmful chemicals.

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