Hello & Welcome! Gardening Without…is about Gardening Without…digging, pesticides, money (ha)! I will be chronicling our garden adventures (successes and failures) as well as giving tips on how to save money and time while raising a family of littles (I have 6 – ages 8,7,5,3,2 & newborn. It is my quest for our family to eat healthy on a VERY limited budget by gardening the way God does – without digging or pesticides.

When we just had one child, we decided to garden to save some money. As I have been pregnant quite a bit, gardening has been on again, off again. Because we are trying to eat healthier, we are trying to garden even more.

Three years ago, my husband decided he needed to be home more, as he was only seeing the children one hour/day by the time he got home from work. So he started working only part time. This automatically put us on a tight budget, but it was doable because I was working from home part time. It did motivate us to start gardening year round though. It is a blessing we live in NC (zone 7b), where this is very doable.

Then, I was let go on Christmas Eve of 2012. We have never been on such a tight budget but I am more determined than ever to make our garden work for us! My dream/hope/goal is that one day, we would only need to go to our garden for groceries.


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  1. Nat

    Sorry to hear about your work situation, but looking forward to following your adventures of gardening. We are trying to be self sufficient with our food and don’t use chemicals and much to my husbands disagreement, I do not dig the garden.


    1. newbiegardengirl Post author

      I will be keeping up with your food journeys πŸ™‚ the hardest thing thus far has been to make gardening a priority. previously, i would put many other things ahead of whatever gardening chore needed to be done that day but now that eating from the garden is becoming more of a necessity, i have to remind myself to DO IT! πŸ˜€ and do it first πŸ™‚

  2. molly schultz

    Just popped by because I saw your comment on the Elliot Homestead. What a great site you have here! I love all your pictures! I am assuming you are a Back to Eden gardener? I am a homeschooling, homesteading mama to 9 children (1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15 and 16). So I can relate to your struggles and triumphs πŸ™‚ Great to visit here!


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