By Mark Stevens

If you grew up working in your parent's garden, you know how much you can save in fruits and vegetables. It is relatively inexpensive and not that hard to do. The enjoyment of having fresh produce from your own garden is great. In addition, you can grow your own herbs. Store bought produce cannot be as good as that which you grow fresh from the garden. Added to this is the glow of producing your own food. Finally, you control what goes into it. As the grower, you are sure there are no preservatives, all is natural and fresh.

You may be someone who would love a garden but doesn't have the room. Therefore people need to look at alternatives. Planting a garden in a range of small spaces may be an answer. A great reason for this is that you can cater for your needs but still plant more for later harvests. One good idea is to plant your garden in old tires.

Getting free old tires should be easy from many places. When getting new tires you might get old ones for only $5.00 On average all you will need is maybe four or five for a good bit of planting. But large installations may require over ten tires.

To some people the old tires may not look so good. What will the neighbors think? Of course you can always cover them in ways that will improve how they look. Setting the tires in some wooden boxes would make them look better. Cutting into floral patterns and then painting them works. You can even use the rim 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. Good soil is essential for planting. The places that stock this would be Lowes, Home Deport or some local store. Planting your seeds in well fertilized soil is essential. Water effectively but don't over water. You will have a small but adequate garden that will fulfill your needs very well. Plenty of money will be saved as you won't have to buy your fresh produce from a store.

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