Break new ground this spring!
But this Digest deals with more than just the greenery in your yard; it’s chock-full of advice to help you have more green stuff in your wallet, too. You’ll find repurposed projects, nutritious and frugal food, financial teaching for kids; and much more!
- Turn your trash into treasure.
- Try something new for your table.
- Learn the joys and pitfalls of pet adoption.
- Prepare your kids for keeping their own checkbooks.
- Do something useful with dryer lint.
- Read our prescription for avoiding a cold.
- Get hooked on homemade bath scrubs.
- Find out about freezer cooking.
- Be inspired by two entrepreneurs.
Warmer weather is just around the corner, and with it comes the opportunity to go outside and get growing! Even novice gardeners or those who live in a condo or apartment can start cultivating a green thumb with the ideas in this month’s Digest. You’ll not only save money by growing some of the things you would normally get at the grocery, but you’ll also know the satisfaction of working with your hands and producing something beautiful and worthwhile.
- Find out everything you need to know about how to create an herb garden.
- Use free resources to help you design and plan for your garden.
- Learn how to use every inch of available space for gardening, even if you have just a balcony to work with.
- Investigate the most frugal way to garden: using heirloom seeds.
- Check out some inexpensive ways to turn plain, plastic pots into designer digs for your plants.
- Get lots of ideas and inspiration for jazzing up your outdoor décor on a budget.
Check out all the impressive features you’ll find in this month’s Digest:
- This ’n’ That: March is a good time to buy garden supplies, and retailers will be discounting their winter coats and winter sports gear. Your taste buds have plenty to celebrate this month, with Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day, National Frozen Food Day, Poultry Day, National Chip and Dip Day, National Chocolate-Covered Raisin Day, and Waffle Day.
- Begin With the Basics: Get tips on how to grow, harvest, and store sweet basil for use in the kitchen. Then try your hand at pesto, a flavorful and versatile addition to pasta, cold salads, sandwiches, potatoes, or bread.
- Forms & Printables: Learn how to make the most of your small garden space by growing plants and vegetables in containers or by using vertical gardening methods. Use plants to provide some privacy from neighbors who may be too close for comfort.
- Décor & More: Let Eleanor Joyce talk you into keeping more of your garbage! Whether it’s scraps of food for the compost pile or food packaging that still has a purpose, you’ll get some inspiring ideas for reducing and reusing.
- Meal of the Month: Expand your creativity with a pasta dish that offers some unusual flavor combinations at a frugal price. Follow that up with a smoothie that can be adapted to the ingredients you have on hand.
- Pet Care for Pennies: Dr. Tiffany J. Rule helps you avoid costly mistakes when adopting a pet. The desire to rescue a pet springs from the best possible motives and can turn out beautifully, but you should know what to look for and what questions to ask to avoid possible heartache and exorbitant expense.
- Tightwad Training Camp: In this second installment of “Check Register Realities,” kids learn how to reconcile their own accounting with the bank statement.
- Something Old, Something New: Put your dryer lint to use helping your household stay warm by guarding against drafts that would enter underneath your doors. But this is no simple draft stopper—this one rolls with the door to banish the drafts even when you aren’t home.
- Here’s to Your Health: Spring colds are nothing to sneeze at, and once you have one, there isn’t much you can do to hurry it along its course. Follow our tips to help you avoid the cold in the first place.
- You’re a Natural Beauty: Save a small fortune by making your own bath products at home. Love that retail store’s bath scrub? Try a basic recipe to keep both you and your budget in the pink.
- Molly Recommends: Mega Cooking: A Revolutionary New Plan for Quantity Cooking will tell you everything you need to know about how cooking in bulk can save you time and money. This 446-page guide is a resource you can turn to again and again, whether you’re taking baby steps or a giant leap into the world of bulk cooking.
- Change One Thing This Month: Duplicate your efforts when cooking for your family—make two casseroles instead of one, or take a day to stock up on meals. You’ll eat out less, and you’ll spend your cooking time more efficiently, leaving you free to do other things.
- Inspiration! Two entrepreneurs with at-home businesses tell how they got started and what it has meant for their lives.
- Directory of Links: For those of you who print and bind your Digests, you’ll have easy access to all of the fantastic links worth saving in the back of this issue. It makes your Digest easier to use!
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