What Vegetable Should I Grow First To Save Money On Groceries?

Two years ago, I asked myself this same exact question. I was a few months into paying off a massive amount of debt, but I still wanted to be able to eat well. Gardening sounded like the best option, but I had no idea where to start. I knew nothing and I was drowning in […]

How To Turn A Fountain Into A Planter

When we bought our fixer upper, it featured a two-tiered water fountain in the middle of our interior courtyard. Unfortunately, the rusty 40-year-old pump did not work. After a few hard rain storms, the fountain turned from a unique conversation piece into a mosquito breeding ground. We knew we needed to come up with a […]

A Cheap And Effective Way To Wash Produce

Psst. I have a secret money-saving tip to share. You do not need to spend money on fancy vegetable washes and sprays to clean fresh produce. Everyone knows that you should clean produce from your garden, the store or farmer’s market. But you don’t need yet another product to get the job done. Some people […]

How To Prepare Your Garden Before You Sell Your Home

We sold two homes last year. And both of the homes had lovely gardens that I showcased to help sell the homes fast and for the right price. Do you want to know my favorite tips to prepare your garden before you sell your home? First, the more I write and talk about gardening, the more I […]

How To Start A Vegetable Garden For Less Than A Dollar

Do you want to start a vegetable garden, but you don’t want to make any major investment in time or money until you actually grow something?  The perfect solution is to create a start a cheap vegetable garden for under a dollar with an old egg carton and Dollar Tree seeds. Once you feel the […]

Can I REALLY Grow Food From Dollar Tree Seeds?

I’m going to answer the questions that every frugal gardener has asked while passing the quarter seed packets at Dollar Tree. Do Dollar Tree Seeds Work? Can I grow food from Dollar Tree seeds?  Will the seeds even sprout? Do you think the food I grow be edible?  Will the vegetables be blue or neon […]

One Brilliant Tip To Protect Plants During A Freeze

It’s something that every gardener has to deal with – an unexpected cold snap. (Yes, even in Florida!) Luckily, I discovered a BRILLIANT trick to quickly and efficiently protect plants during a freeze. By using this technique, even the tiniest plant in my garden – a little bean sprout above – survived. Last week as the temperatures […]

How To Build A Raised Garden Bed (On A Budget!)

Building a budget raised garden bed was the BEST decision I made for my garden. If you live in an area with less than superb soil or you want to use the square foot gardening technique, building a raised garden bed is a must. But I found that many tutorials complicate or add unnecessary expense […]

How To Grow Tomatoes For Cheap Or Free

Growing food is one of the most rewarding hobbies I dabbled in while paying off $81,400 worth of debt. I say dabble because I’m far from an expert. The only thing I have going for me is that I successfully grew (and ate!) my own food. My own delicious, organic food. My own FREE FOOD. […]

Review Of My First Garden Ever

I did it! My first garden season was a wild success. If you’re new to JaneSaves.com, I’ll let you in on a secret. (Lean in closer to the screen. A little closer. Okay, that’s good.) Before July  2015, I had never grown a plant from a seed. That’s right. I’ve been gardening a whopping six months. I remember sitting on my […]