Square Foot Gardening

Mason Jar Herb Garden {Camilla Styles}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 25, 2012

Love this idea for those with no much space, or those who want to keep it simple but still grow herbs in their kitchen. Position near a window in some direct sunlight to keep them growing and growing. And if you decide to take them outside, you could transfer them into a larger pot or […]


Protect Plant Markers

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 18, 2012

Absolutely, positively genius way to mark your seeds, or plants in your garden. Just rinse and use glass jars from spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce or other glass jars. Read more gardening posts from $5 Dinners. Photo Credit


What’s Growing in the Garden – SFG Update

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 2, 2011

A quick update with what’s growing in the $5 Dinners garden this week…


I’ve been tilling, fertilizing, transplating and planting in my Square Foot Gardening planters…


Ryan’s Square Foot Garden

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 27, 2010

Ever thought about how gardening can impact your child?! I really hadn’t until last week…when Ryan shows up in the car after school with his garden “book.”  What you see pictured above is the cover of his garden book. He’s my little engineer…seeing things from different angles. 1. The blue sky. 2. The square foot […]


Erin’s Pesto Bruschetta

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 11, 2010

I was working on dinner over the weekend when Steve pops into the kitchen with a few handfuls of itty bitty tomatoes. So naturally, I whipped up a quick Pesto Bruschetta with homemade garden pesto sauce I stashed in the freezer.

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Planting Garlic – Garden Tip

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 7, 2010

Tips and tricks for planting and growing garlic in your garden…


Avocado Chicken Tacos – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 20, 2010

Chicken chunks sauteed with taco seasoning and green/red peppers from the garden…plus avocado chunks and other fave taco fixings! Yum…


Spinach Tomato Saute

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 10, 2010

Got spinach? Got garden tomatoes? Make this with your next dinner then…


Rigatoni with Italian Sausage and Red Peppers

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 8, 2010

Super expensive, all natural sausage from the farmer’s market is the star of this meal…but it costs almost $5 itself! Find out how much this dish ended up costing…