This is one of those times where I wish I had a "smell-o-vision" widget for this blog. I woke up this morning to a delightful warm breeze carrying the scent of ripe sweet corn. One of my all-time favorite scents. It's one of the big reasons I love living in the country.
I have always loved this time of year for the sights, smells and tastes from my garden. Over the years living here we've really learned a lot about cultivating a garden, as well as how to make use of all the fresh vegetables.
And in true SusieQT fashion, it's all about maximizing our effort and minimizing our expenditures. After all, what good is growing your own produce if the process is costing you more than just buying those few things at the store?
So, besides the obvious, like starting things from seed (instead of buying plants) and composting instead of buying fertilizer, how do you make a garden both economical and enjoyable?
Trash-pick some hardware and repurpose it for plant supports!