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With gorgeous weather in South Carolina, we had a great week of enjoying the outside and playing.  We planted our second annual garden with peas, squash, corn, carrots and tomatoes.  This year I splurged and bought organic seeds after reading about GMO produce and seeds.  I’m trying to make Amy proud and at least learn something from our organic living series!

We are trying something new this year that goes nicely with our attempts at organic gardening.  We planted the beans, squash and corn all in the same hole.  It’s  called a “Three Sisters” Garden in Native American groups.  The reasoning is that all three plants help each other.  The corn provides something for the beans to grow on, the beans provide stability from the wind for the corn and the squash helps create a natural cover for the ground from weeds, pests, and retain moisture.  There are a number of other benefits too supposedly… so we hoping it helps!

Total our seeds cost around $15.  Lord willing we should easily save that much once everything comes in!

The rest of our spending this week was at Publix.  We grabbed the Colgate $5 gift card promotion with toothpaste and body wash, and also got a ton of produce and meat.

Publix:
Total Before Sales and Coupons: $189.12
Total Spent: $83.96
Total Saved: $105.16 or 56%

This was for two weeks of groceries.  My goal is to not go shop next week other than a trip to Walgreens I’m planning, and probably won’t make it to the store at all the following week.

How did you do this week?  Leave a comment or a link to your savings post.



    • Maimaie

      I am so excited to have a garden! I am planting some corn this year, if it goes well I’ll try some sugar pumpkins in the fall (I saved seeds from a pumpkin I bought last year).

      I am really curious how your corn turns out, I have heard about growing these three plants together, but didn’t know the specifics (putting them into the same whole). I am a grad student and our model organism is corn. When we grow ours my professor is really big on weeding every week and staying on top of anything that can stress the corn. She says that yield is determined early based on how much stress the seedlings go through. If they don’t have enough water or have to compete for nutrients the seed set won’t be as good (supposedly). I know that commercial farmers predict yield based on the saying “knee high by the fourth of july”, but I have always wondered if it makes that big of a difference. I’d love to know how good of a weed deterrent the squash is too! Please keep us updated :)

    • David Ballinger

      The three sisters worked great for me this year. We’ve moved and no longer have our own yard, but we have pots, so we have some tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers in them as well as many flower pots around the front of our apartment. The BEST thing about The Three Sisters is they also put things into the soil that each other plants needs!

    • couponladyiam

      You are a super woman, Jenny! I don’t know how you do all that. God bless your family and gardening. I hope you will have bountiful of harvest this fall.

    • mom

      Jenny can you please show us some more pictures when your three vegetables are growing. I like to know how this turns out. weird combination BEANS,SQUASH AND CORN!! if I see the pictures when your “three sister” are big it will give me an idea. every year we do are garden too and will be fun to try this.

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    • mom

      Jenny can you please show us some more pictures when your three vegetables are growing. I like to know how this turns out. weird combination BEANS,SQUASH AND CORN!! if I see the pictures when your “three sister” are big it will give me an idea. every year we do are garden too and will be fun to try this.

    • amysanders

      Sooooo proud!!! :)

    • gingerinCA

      That’s what my dad has always done, and my grandpa did. Always worked for them.
      I’m in a very arid climate, and get sick of watering all summer, so this year we’re planting in cloth bags, which sit in a watertight container such as a little plastic kids’ pool in about 2-3 inches of water, and the plants just wick the water up through the cloth when they need it. This is a major experiment for us, and I can’t wait to see how they turn out. We’re also planting 2 fruit trees, with their own homamade ollas for watering. Good luck on your gardens this year, fellow gardeners! Nothing tastes as satisfying as home-grown food!

    • maficken

      I am also trying planting beans, corn, and I’m planting cucumbers since we don’t eat enough pumpkin or butternut squash to make it something I want to plant. I would love to know how your garden does. Please keep us posted. Thanks for all you do. I love your blog.