Garden Tips from Personal Finance Bloggers
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I am now officially a personal finance blogger. Do I have 5,000 subscribers? No. Do I have a 100,000 visitors a month? No.
I reached a bigger miletone- I have a garden.
It seems like many personal finance bloggers are now only getting their finances in order, they're cultivating their own little productive land.
Don't believe me? Check out my gardening round up below, it's a good group. I wrote about my garden tips and experience over at Five Cent Nickel.
It's definitely a learning experience, but I'm really enjoying it. Having fresh herbs and foods from our little garden and our friends' gardens is a great improvement with our meals.
In case you're curious about what we have in our spot, here's the list.
- Icebox Watermelon
- Bell Pepper
Some of the plants are ready yet, so I'm waiting eagerly to have some watermelon.
Resources on Starting and Maintaining your Own Little Garden
If you're thinking of starting a garden or you want to improve the results of your garden, here are some wonderful posts from other personal finance blogs.
Five Cent Nickel
- Start Planning Your Garden Now
- Save Money (and Water!) With a Rain Barrel
- Gardening for Health, Wealth, and Independence
Get Rich Slowly
- How Much Does a Garden Really Save?
- An Introduction to Square-Foot Gardening
- Gardening 101: Plan Today for Summer Success
- Frugality in Practice: The Garden in Spring
The Simple Dollar
- Building a square foot garden
- 10 Benefits of Raised Garden Beds
- Square Foot Garden Fever – Why Square Foot Gardening?
Your Take on Personal Finance and Gardening
How many of you have a home garden? How long have you've been taking care of it? If you're not on the lists, please let me know in the comments. I'll include a link to your garden post.
Photo Credit: OliBac
I have a garden. I have been gardening for years, but this year I followed the square foot gardening method and I am pleased with the results. I write about gardening a lot right now as it seems like the garden is taking over my time.
I planted a watermelon last year and picked it too early. I was so bummed.
Thank Krista for sharing your story. What got you into square foot gardening?
The SFG method has been around for years, but I saw a lot of bloggers were having success with it. People like JD at Get Rich Slowly and Erin at $5 Dinners. We built a 4 X 10 box about 7 or 8 years ago, so we were half way there, but I wasn’t using the space efficiently which is SFG. This year I gridded the bed and I was able to plant so much more.
It’s great to hear about your garden! Another great feature about backyard gardens is that you can now use all your organic materials for compost (if you have the space). This is great for the environment because organic materials that go into the trash dump can’t decompose properly.