Live Happy, Live Healthy, Live Green

My tips for living happy, healthy, and green!

Save Money…Plant A Garden

Now that I am a stay at home Mom! We are finding as many ways as possible to reduce the amount of money we spend. One way we decided to do that is by putting in a vegetable garden. Not only does this save us money on the items we buy at the grocery store, but this way we know exactly where our veggies are coming from and what has been put on them. I used organic plant food and organic bug killer with no pesticides in them…this way I know that we are not eating the residue of anything toxic!

I planted the garden Memorial weekend and have already been enjoying many fresh vegetables.

Items in my garden:

Tomatoes – 3 variates

Basil

Jalapeno Peppers

Red Pepper

“Hottie” Peppers

Green Peppers

Sweet Potatoes

Zucchini

Cucumbers

Watermelon

Pumpkins

Onions

Swiss Chard

Here is what we have done with the ripe items so far…

Swiss Chard: We use on sandwiches and in salads…no more buying lettuce!

Basil: Made pesto, use in salads, to flavor many recipes, and to make spreads.

Zucchini: Great grilled as a side dish for dinner, made zucchini muffins and bread.

Peppers: Use to flavor many recipes, use in salsa, and dried for future use

Cucumbers: Made cucumber salads, eat plain, and made pickles

Uses for future ripe items:

Tomatoes: Will be used in salads, on sandwiches, to make salsa, and to make spaghetti sauce

Onions: Will be used in salads, on sandwiches, in many recipes and to make salsa

Hopefully you can use these ideas to create your own garden or to use the items you already have in a garden. Any other ideas I haven’t mentioned for these items please let me know.

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