Tip of the Day Grow your own

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Even if you don’t have a garden, anyone can grow a few herbs and lettuce leaves in a pot on a windowsill. With Lettuce you can keep it growing and growing by just cutting off what you need to use. It’s a very cheap way of getting salad and kids really enjoy growing their own. Try cress planted in a washed out empty egg shell (the kids can decorate the shell so there is free entertainment thrown in too).

If you do have a garden or balcony try tumbling tomatoes in hanging baskets. I found most of my hanging baskets in skips, when they go rusty people just chuck them out, but with a wirebrush and old growbag as a liner you can grow lots of different things.

Look out for seeds at the end of summer for next year. Places such as Wilko’s often have them reduced to 5p a pack. You can also save your own seeds for next year by drying them out (sometime I’ve found this works and some times not!).

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About sunnyworthing

I am a woman on a mad mission to cut my food bills!
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3 Responses to Tip of the Day Grow your own

  1. mibsxx says:

    Great advice, may I be really cheeky and post a link to my blog where I have a gardening section that shows what me and BabyMibs have achieved thus far on a ridiculously tight budget?
    http://mibsxx.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/mibs-gardening-endeavours-part-3-%e2%80%93-june-2011/

  2. Of cause you can Mibsxx post any links you want to.

  3. Pingback: Tip of the Day Grow your own (via eatingonapound) | MibsBlog

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