Our summer has been cooler than normal, and I feel as if my vegetable garden is growing so slowly. I'm afraid that summer will be over and the fall rains will begin right around the time my tomatoes ripen. . . .
In spite of my still-green tomatoes, there are some other garden vegetables that are finally beginning to mature. Last night, I had a pasta salad with fresh green beans, yellow zucchini, and a few tiny little cherry tomatoes that decided to ripen up just as I was fixing dinner. I even found a delicious, crispy sugar pea on the vine, to my suprise!
Unlike J.D. at Get Rich Slowly, I'm not keeping track of how much I've spent (both in terms of money and time) in my garden. I'm content with the satisfaction I get from watching plants grow (including some I grew from seed this year, for the first time) as well as from munching on produce that I was able to pick from plants in my own yard.
J.D.'s goal is to determine whether he and his wife Kris are really saving money by growing their own vegetables. If you're considering whether gardening can help you save some money at the grocery store or farmer's market, here are a few articles that might give you some insight into that:
Happy gardening, folks!