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It’s the middle of winter – ice coating the trees, mailboxes, and streets outside my window. Yet, my thoughts are already turning to spring – birds chirping, flowers blooming, and me prepping my garden for this year’s growing season. Now is the time to start planning your garden so that you are ready to go with garden tools, top soil, fertilizer, seeds, and starter plants when the weather warms up!
Produce isn’t cheap – especially organic produce - and coupons for fresh items can be hard to come by. Growing a garden is a great way to save money and have plenty of fresh veggies all summer long, if it’s done right.
My husband, Nick, and I are accidental gardeners. Two years ago, Nick was sick and tired of spending top dollar on “vine ripened” supermarket tomatoes that tasted bland at best. He went to our local nursery and bought several varieties of tomato starter plants. Honestly, we didn’t put much thought into planning the layout or care of our tomatoes. We learned the hard way that tomatoes need full sun and lots of watering. We also learned that rabbits, turtles, and deer love tomatoes as much as people do! So here are some tips for making your garden great!
Christine Luken is a Coupon Queen, Financial Coach, and author of the e-book, “Confessions of a Coupon Queen: Secrets Retailers Don’t Want You to Know.” She has a passion for helping families save money so they can build up their savings and pay off their debt. Christine lives in the Greater Cincinnati area with her husband, Nick, and two cats, Peanut and Little Tiny. In her spare time, you can find Christine on the golf course, at the mall shopping for shoes (coupons in hand!), or at home watching cage fighting with her husband. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on her website: http://yourstrongtower.com
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