Smith Garden

Hi, Stacy here and welcome to my gardening/saving money/prepping/camping & living minimal life. I grew up with gardens when I was a kid since my dad had a garden in the backyard of my childhood home. He grew tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, cabbage and eggplant mostly.

As I’ve gotten older and married someone who loves to garden, I’ve really embraced the importance of growing your own food and it’s something we enjoy doing together. We always know that our food is free from pesticides, disease and bacteria that may spread to your food during packaging or neglect. It’s also very therapeutic and FUN!

We currently have 5 fruit trees on our land:

As well as grapes, blueberries, blackberries, watermelon & pineapples.

Our garden consists of (but not limited to):

  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Eggplant
  • Cabbage
  • Potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumbers
  • Spinach

For the last 5 years or so we’ve been able to have St. Patrick’s Day dinner from our potatoes and cabbage from our garden without having to buy ANYTHING from the store except corned beef! I think that moment is when I knew we were on the right track.

A few other positives about growing your own food is that it’s cheap and healthier. Who can afford groceries these days? It’s become so expensive to just get the essentials. When you have a garden, you know that those particular crops that you are growing, you will never have to buy at the store which frees up your money for the essentials at the store. Also, who doesn’t want to be healthy? When you have a garden your whole perspective changes on what you are putting into your body and how the boxed and processed foods are killing us. I’m not going to be a hypocrite and say that I do not buy frozen pizzas or canned foods, but, I’m learning to be better with that and that’s because of my garden.

In addition to leading the garden life, I’m also a FREAK for saving money, prepping, camping and just living as minimal as we can while enjoying our life to the fullest. Trust me, it CAN be DONE!

We recently purchased 2 acres of land in the mountains of Georgia that we plan on building a house on in the future. We are really excited about having another property that we can visit to get away from the extremely HOT summers of Florida. And who knows, maybe we’ll end up there full time someday!

Be sure to follow our journey here!