In the spirit of “staycationing” in our new home, I’m writing a new series of posts about ways to save money and live frugally without being extreme or insane. I used these methods to save for my down payment, and I continue to use them to survive being a new, yet thrifty, homeowner.
Let’s embark on the House Poor Summer Tour 2013!
One of the best things about home ownership has been our tomato plants and our herb garden. Clay and I were excited to buy a home at the beginning of the summer because we knew we could grow a few things despite the heat here.
Nothing beats a John’s Island tomato! I don’t know what kind of drug is in the soil of John’s Island, but the tomatoes here are better than any other I’ve had- and I’m a tomato lover. We’re only about 2 miles away from the island, too.
Today at lunch, I had some broccoli and cheese soup and a tomato sandwich. Talk about eating local, it was grown on our porch.
Our herb garden is doing great too. We’ve already shared our fresh basil with some friends and used some ourselves, on pizza.
Growing your own plants is a great way to save money, eat locally, and feel proud of something you did- you grew it! Plus, it even saves gas since you don’t have to drive to the grocery store to pick them up.