Cooking from scratch is a basic rule to being thrifty.
Except when your wife starts buying for you expensive and useless garden items for presents.
Any help or ideas on herb gardening? Chime in.
In the summer, on the east side of a wall is a good place for salad greens and herbs, to avoid afternoon heat. In the winter, on the south side of a wall is a good place to get the most sun. Add a cold frame and you can grow year around, given that many salads and herbs have good cold tolerance.
Fresh, flavorful, organic, yummm.