Be inspired by other gardeners’ gardening ideas! We’re really in awe of the vegetable garden plan developed by Lisa M. and her husband—and see why they are so excited by the results.
Beginner gardeners Lisa and husband were ecstatic with their first year of gardening, harvesting “yummy vegetables that tasted so much better than the grocery store,” and reducing their grocery bill significantly. See their full review, garden photos, garden layout, and plant list for ideas!
Lisa’s Review of the Garden Planner
We are ecstatic with our first year. I had never gardened before and my husband had dabbled on a much smaller scale. We really wanted our backyard to be productive and full of life with hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and birds. We got lots and lots of rewards with so many yummy vegetables that tasted so much better than the grocery store. And we reduced our bill by $250 for 2 months in a row! That was really cool to see documented and make happen. Next year, with better planning, we hope to do better, using succession planting. We also have a much better idea of things we need more of and things to have fewer of, so that we buy even less. We could not have done this without the Garden Planner. I just entered my yard measurements and we knew exactly how many beds we needed, the best things to plant by each other, and how many to plant in an area. I can’t tell you how instrumental that was for our first year. We wouldn’t have been as successful as we were. I a excited to start planning for next year! Thank you again for providing such a wonderful tool to use, and also for the enhancements I see from time to time when I log in.”—Lisa Mangan