Top 3 Things To Do With Your Garden Veggie Overload!

It’s that time of year when your garden veggies are about to burst, and they are begging for you to take them out of the dirt.  The problem is, that the veggies & fruit can become garden overload, and then certain people start to secretly put their tomatoes, zucchini, and squash in grocery bags and drop them off on their family and friends doorsteps.  (This just happened to me the other day).  🙂  

 

Now…..I know it’s because they don’t quite know what do to with all the extras, and they definitely don’t want to feel guilty for throwing it out, because that’s  just not right.  So, to take advantage of your garden overload, I am sharing the top 3 things that you can do save some money, and enjoy all your hard work.    

 

Learn How to Can For Goodness Sakes

 

 

 

 

I have several raised garden beds, which has allowed me to enjoy spring, summer, and fall produce, and I like to extend my saving for the entire year by canning.  I keep it simple, I grow tomatoes, green beans, peppers, a little squash & zucchini, and grapes.  Which means I get to get creative and make my own salsa, marinara sauce, relishes, green beans, jellies, and preserves.  I can usually get through and entire year without buying these items, and they simply taste fresh and fabulous!  

New to canning?  The best place to start is here:  FreshPreserving.com

What equipment do I use?  Click here:  Canning Essentials

 

 

Freeze Them Baby!

 

 

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Instead of paying for frozen veggies & fruits, you can save a whole lot of moolah by freezing them yourself.  I have an extra stand up deep freezer, just to keep this, and any other seasonal sales that I might find at the store safe.   Here’s some tips on How To Freeze Fruits And Vegetables from AllRecipes.com.

 

Compost It

Yimby Tumbler Composter

 

 

Don’t throw those veggies out!  Put them in a compost bin, watch the fertilizer magic happen, and put it in your garden.  Plus, this is something that you can do year round with all your food scraps, and I’ve seen some pretty creative DIY composting bins such as this one by Practically Functional below:

 

 

How To Build A DIY Compost Bin  

 

 

I know that growing a garden is hard work, but I can’t express enough the savings that you will reap, as well as accomplishment you will feel the first time you make that can of salsa with ingredients you grew yourself.  I thank you for stopping by, and just so you know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission fee if you decide to buy.  I appreciate all of your support, and here’s to Happy Gardening Season.   

Beginner’s Hydroponics Gardening Kits!

 

I only wish that they had these Hydroponic Gardening Dome Kits when my kids were youngsters! No dirt, just nutrient rich water to grow your own plants!!  Which means No Mess!  What a great way to teach the kiddies about biology and the value of growing your own veggies, fruits, and herbs!  I think these beginners kits would be perfect for adults too, simply because some people can’t be out in the sun or are physically incapable of tending a garden.  All of these kits are available on Amazon, but the quantities are going quickly, so don’t wait if you are interested.  

 

DuneCraft Dome Terrariums Hydro-Dome

 

Amazon.com  DuneCraft Dome Terrariums Hydro Dome

 

 

This complete kit comes with everything you need, greenhouse with hydroponic tray, two-part nutrient, net pots, rock-wool, seeds, hydro-pump for aeration and complete instructions.  Grow those greens!  

 

 

Dunecraft Everbearing Strawberry Hydro-Dome Science Kit

 

 

Amazon.com  Dunecraft Everbearing Strawberry Hydro Dome Science Kit

 

 

Maybe greens aren’t your thing, so here’s a strawberry kit that any kid or adult would surely love to experiment with.   

 

Miracle-Gro AeroGarden 7-Pod Indoor Garden

with Gourmet Herb Seed Kit

 Miracle Gro AeroGarden 7 Pod Indoor Garden with Gourmet Herb Seed Kit

 

 

Finally, if you want to take it up a notch, then go for this Miracle-Gro hydroponics herb garden.  This is nothing like fresh herbs when your cooking, and with this system every thing you will need is right at your fingertips, including the seeds.  🙂

 

 

I have no doubt that some of you will see the value in this type of food growing system, and I really do believe that it’s going to be the wave of the future for many up and coming gardeners.  I also found a video on Youtube for all of you DIYers who would like to build your own basic hydroponics kit.  I’m always up for new challenges.

 

    

 

 
 
If any of you dig in and try one of these hydroponic systems, please share with all of us.  I also want you to know, that some of the links above are my referral links, which means I may get a small commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you of course.  Thank you for your support!    :-)

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