So many people say, grow a garden and lower your grocery bill. My question for today though is; what if your garden fails?
This was devastating because Michigan as a very limited time to grow a garden and it wasn't looking good. After it quit raining it took about another 2 weeks before I could even step in the garden. When I finally was able to step foot in it I went right to work weeding and trying to make it grow.
This is my garden this morning after a nice gentle garden rain. This year I've explored many different ways to help get my garden off and running. Many of these helpful hints came from YouTube and they are working!
How to self pollinate tomatoes with an electric toothbrush.
How to make the onions I'm growing larger.
How to make a sickly plant better. We had an overabundance of sickly plants!
Our harvest so far:
So far we have harvested zucchini, cukes, lettuce, and peppers. We are about a month behind. We had to replant a lot of seed so we are still praying and hoping for a green bean harvest. Time is getting short before the first frost.
Let's though think about this, what if the garden never produced a thing? What if it just kept raining? What if everything I tried failed and I was never able to make it grow?
If my garden was all we had to live on, this year we would have starved.
Here are some Helpful Hints:
When you have a wonderful harvest -can everything you can! Don't let it go to waste. We have canned and dried goods leftover from last year thank goodness.
Stop at those roadside stands and buy some produce! Yep. these neighborhood stands. You know the ones, with the box in front of the table to put your money.
If you see a good price on fruit or vegetables at the supermarket, stock up. We just bought our blueberries on sale at Aldi's. We stocked up and put some in the freezer for the winter months.
Forage for your food or maybe you know someone will not use all the fruit they have. Ask and give it a try!
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