that's life!: The magazine with heart
Home Real Life | Puzzles | Food | Mum's Club | Pets | Your Life | Win | Videos | Specials
Mum's Club
Mum's Club>Pennywise>Grow your own food

Mum's Club

Real Craft


Consumer File


What kind of prize would you most like to win?

Home appliances
Posted by on

Grow your own food

One of the best ways to save money is to grow your own food.

It's easy to grow your own food

Little boxes

Head to your greengrocer or supermarket and ask if they have any deep polystyrene boxes to give away. These make great vegie gardens. Fill them with potting mix and use them to grow all sorts of vegies including beans, carrots, tomatoes and cucumbers.

Hang 'em high

An effective way to grow lettuces is to use one of the 'multihole' hanging baskets. Just plant a seedling in each of the holes and watch them grow. Balconies are great for growing herbs as you can hang the containers so they take up no floor space.

Get tubby!

You can grow almost any vegies in tubs. Try tomatoes, carrots, parsley, garlic, onions or lettuces for starters but you can even use them to grow climbing vegies such as beans or peas. All you need is to put up some trellis against a wall. Your vegie tubs don't have to be expensive - plastic terracotta pots look nice and are quite cheap too.

Roll out the barrel

I made terrific container gardens by purchasing some old wine barrel halves from my local nursery. They're huge and deep, so are perfect for growing vegetables. But if they're going on the balcony, just check the balcony's load bearing capacity first.

Community chest

If you don't have enough space for a garden of your own, but would love one, look at the possibility of a community garden in your area. Phone your local council to find the nearest one.

Do you have your own story to submit?

Ever wondered if there was someone else out there with stories just like yours? Sad, happy or just extraordinary, we want to hear your true stories. Login or Register to submit your story

Related Links
Vegie garden: plant, grow & eat it!
It's easy being green
Send to a friend Print
Out Now

Grab this week's copy of that's life! for just $3.30!
See what's on offer inside

that's life! Big heart, small price.
that’s life! Online Entry

You can enter our puzzles online! No stamp required! Enter now!

Site Map | Subscribe | Contact Us | Advertise With Us | On Sale | Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy
© Copyright Pacific Magazines Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.