Since DD2 was a newborn last spring and summer, and I am pregnant this spring and summer, I have not been able to grow as much vegetables as I would like to.
The easiest vegetables that I've grown so far are okra, snow peas, onions, green beans, and bell peppers. We have somewhat success with tomatoes, and not much luck with zucchini and cucumber. Although we try to buy as much organic vegetables and fruits as possible, often we can only afford to buy conventional grown ones. I find that when we buy fruits and vegetables that are in season, we can stick to our weekly grocery budget.
Click this link to see what is in season in your region.
The Cheapest Fruits and Vegetables Month-By-Month from About.com
oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, tangelos, lemons, papayas, cabbages: red, white and green; leeks, broccoli, cauliflower
oranges, tangelos, grapefruit, lemons, papayas, broccoli, cauliflower
pineapples, mangoes, broccoli, lettuce
pineapples, mangoes, zucchini, rhubarb, artichokes, asparagus, spring peas, broccoli, lettuce
cherries, pineapples, apricots, okra, zucchini, rhubarb, artichokes, asparagus, spring peas, broccoli, lettuce
watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, cherries, blueberries, peaches, apricots, corn, lettuce
watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, blueberries, peaches, apricots, kiwi, raspberries, plums, cucumbers, tomatoes, summer squash, corn, green beans, lettuce
watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, blueberries, peaches, apricots, kiwi, raspberries, plums, cucumbers, corn, eggplant, tomatoes, summer squash, green beans, lettuce
grapes, pomegranates, persimmons, eggplants, pumpkins, tomatoes, spinach, lettuce
cranberries, apples, pomegranates, grapes, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, winter squash, broccoli, spinach, lettuce
cranberries, oranges, tangerines, pears, pomegranates, persimmons, pumpkins, winter squash, sweet potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, spinach
pears, oranges, tangelos, grape fruit, tangerines, papayas, pomegranates, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower
Always a Good Deal
bananas, potatoes, celery
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