By Gina Portwood

Anyone who wants to save on fruit and vegetables should do like maybe their parents did and grow their own. It is not difficult to do it and not at all costly. You will thoroughly enjoy the freshness of a garden vegetable. A herb garden is something you can try as well. Store bought produce cannot be as good as that which you grow fresh from the garden. You also get the satisfaction of a produce, you have created yourself. Finally, you control what goes into it. You can be happy knowing the fresh produce is additive free.

Many people who would like to garden, just don't have the room for long rows of carrots or large spaces to grow squash or melons. For that reason, they need an alternative. Try planting your garden in some smaller spaces. Doing this allows you to harvest a crop and then plant more for later in the season. Old tires are a great way for planting a garden.

Old tires are available free at many outlets. In some cases, they might cost 5 bucks with tire discounts. On average all you will need is maybe four or five for a good bit of planting. Large jobs will obviously need a lot more, maybe double the amount.

The idea of old tires in the garden may not seem so good. What will the neighbors think? Of course you can always cover them in ways that will improve how they look. You can set them in wooden boxes to increase their attractiveness. Cutting into floral patterns and then painting them works. The rims of the tires could be used as a stand.

it is best to pick a place and cultivate the soil by digging down to a depth of 4 inches. For healthy plants you will need the roots to grow as deeply as is possible. Always use good soil for planting. You can buy this at Home Depot, Lowes or your local hardware store. Make sure you fertilize it properly and then plant your seeds according to the instructions. Don't over water, but do water regularly. Your needs will be filled from the small but efficient garden. Growing your own produce instead of buying it will save you money.

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