I rightfully give myself the label of urban farmer. This year we have added only food producing shrubs and vines and have removed other decorative plants.
We planted two blueberries and have been picking enough to snack out in the yard but yesterday we picked enough to add to a fruit salad.
Raspberries have been ripening daily. I have to admit I am selfish and often eat what I pick right there in the driveway as that is where this vine is planted.
I now plot and plan much more carefully. Saving seeds and only buying what I need to replace each year.
Here's a frugal gardening tip, buy the small six packs of the seedlings because you often get twelve plants instead of six. See how two are planted next to one another? I just carefully separate the roots and divide.
Here is one thing I will never grow again. Lettuce here in my garden looks great but tastes awful. Grown in winter, spring, no matter, shade or sun. It is bitter. May be my soil but I will just buy my lettuce. My gardener friend Patty agrees and lives not far. We just don't have the conditions for lettuce here.
Even these girls won't touch the stuff.