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Recession Garden Substitutes For Those Without Space

Recession Garden Substitutes For People Short on Space

We're all looking for ways to slash bills without sacrificing too much, and many Americans are turning to gardening as a way to save money on groceries while eating fresh produce. Besides the cost-effective factor, growing your own herbs and vegetables is an eco-friendly habit. According to Mike Metallo, spokesman for the National Gardening Association, "a $70 investment in a garden will yield $600 in produce for the year." Turn gardening into a hobby by getting others involved in the process from planting to picking.

While I would love to have a garden to call my own, my tiny city apartment on the sixth floor restricts my hope of having anything that grows outside. That doesn't mean I can't participate in the revitalized trend of homegrown produce; it just means I won't be saving $600 a year on the limited range of goodies I can grow from my kitchen. I've rounded up some cool gadgets that allow apartment dwellers to channel their green thumbs and enjoy fresh herbs or tomatoes.

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