Gardening is a great way to save money, it has been claimed.
According to the Marin Independent Journal, horticulture can be used to save cash, but also has other virtues that makes it attractive to thousands of Americans.
The news provider suggested that growing your own food can help build a connection between the gardener and the food that they eat, as well as being a useful way to get some nature into your life while providing some exercise.
In order to save money, growers must be able to plan and possess some basic knowledge of the gardens underlying structure and how to cultivate food.
Online research can be useful for picking up general knowledge, as well as advice on plant selection, seasonal tips and dealing with problems.
The newspaper added that using raised beds or container gardening can be a useful way to get started and noted that building your own containers can help to save cash.
Meanwhile, Jackson Online has reviewed a number of gardeners guide books.