Extra Garden Bounty: Peppermint & Parsley

peppermint and parsley

Aside from ending up with a plethora of jalapenos on my hands from last week’s garden foray, I also ended up with bunches and bunches of peppermint & parsley. Having extra peppermint isn’t always a bad thing.  There are lots of delights that extra peppermint can be used for:

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Frugal Friday: Free Garden Mulch

free winter garden mulch

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Earlier this week, I shared how I had spent time out in the garden gathering one last harvest in preparation for the winter.  If you haven’t gotten a chance to read about it yet, hop on over and check it out.  Don’t worry, I’ll wait! 🙂  Today, I’m going to share with you how I get FREE mulch that I put down in the garden to prep it for winter.

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Prepping the Garden for Winter

One way of increasing self-sustainability and getting closer to the source of where your food is coming from is growing it yourself.  What better way to know exactly how your food was grown, harvested, and prepared?!  When you grow your own garden, you are in total control of what and how your food is grown.

A lot of people have gardens and there’s a really wide range of what type of gardens folks grow.  Big gardens, small gardens, container gardens, herb gardens, flower gardens. . .get the picture?  Having a garden is not really that hard and I strongly encourage everyone to have one.  Yes, even you New York City folk sitting there in your studio apartment!  Start small-io and grow big-io over time.  That’s kind of what I did.  But, I’ll tell you more about my own gardening journey in a future post.  Maybe closer to time to put the garden back in for the Spring!

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