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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.


fresh tomatoes

Fresh tomatoes are great for homemade salsa.

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
  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Bell Pepper
  • Eggplant
  • Basil
  • Thyme

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.

    Frugal Dad

    Five Cent Nickel

    Get Rich Slowly

    The Simple Dollar

    Being Frugal

    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.

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    About Elle Martinez

    Elle Martinez helps families at Couple Money achieve financial freedom by sharing tips for reducing debt, increase income, and building net worth. Learn how to live on one income and have fun with the second..

    7 comments add your comment

    1. 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.

    2. Thank Krista for sharing your story. What got you into square foot gardening?

    3. 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.

    4. 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.