As most of you know, this site isn't only about coupons and store deals...I like to find other ways to help people save money. Some times that will be in the form of mass cooking and freezing meals, other times it will be in money saving tips and tricks for every day life.
Remeber this post regarding the super way to save money on fresh local vegetables, well, I also got an idea that I wanted to try my hand at container gardening along with my regular in-ground garden. I had no idea how to container garden, so I looked to Amazon for some good books on the subject. I was really surprised at the limited number of books published on vegetable container gardening....everything seemed to be about flower gardens.
Then, I found this book: McGee & Stuckey's Bountiful Container: Create Container Gardens of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Edible Flowers. This book was dubbed the Bible of container gardening by the reviewers, so I took a chance and bought it. I was pleasantly surprised when I started reading it....it was EXACTLY what I was looking for. There are so many great ideas for different types of containers, where to grow, what to grow, etc. They even show you how to grow a ton of potatoes in a 20 gallon plastic trash can (and you can do it without soil)!
This book makes me believe that ANYONE can grow their own vegetables no matter where they live. Don't let the fact that you live in apartment or don't have a lot of land keep you from FREE and fresh veggies you grew yourself! If you're nearby and want to browse the book I have, let me know and I'd be more than happy to lend it to you when I'm done reading.