home-grown vegetables, you can also significantly reduce your weekly grocery bill by planting your own garden. Locate a space in your yard that gets six to eight hours of direct sunlight and is close to a water source. If needed, fence in the area to protect from pets and other wildlife.
Before planting, make a list of vegetables you'd like to grow. Plant taller crops like beans, corn, and peas on the north side of the garden, this prevents them from shading other crops as they grow. Toward the middle of the garden, scatter varieties of tomatoes, and squash. Low crops, like lettuce and onions, should be planted on the south side of the garden bed to get good sun.