Money Monday: Home Gardening

Money Monday: Home Gardening

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Cooler weather has nurseries marking down prices as much as 75 percent on tropical plants.

Scott Ricca, co-owner of Clegg's Nursery, said the nursery can't keep up with them all, but that doesn't mean customers can't do it and enjoy them into next year.

According to gardening experts, fall months are also the best time to buy vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli and kale.

"Lettuce is one of the easiest things you can plant," Ricca explained. "We can plant multiple types of lettuce. It's so easy to grow. Just for pennies for seeds and just a little bit of time, you can have beautiful lettuce all winter long into next spring and early summer."

A pack of green onions will cost you around $2.99 and if treated properly, can last for years.

Herbs like rosemary cost less to plant than they do to buy. Ricca said they can also last 10 to 15 years.

"You do not have to have a massive garden. You would be surprised what you can grow in a large container," Ricca added.

Not only can home gardening save you money, it's perfect for those who want to eat organic because they know exactly what's been on the plants.

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