Spring is taking its time arriving this year, but there is something you can do right now to start producing your own vegetables this summer. And you can begin your garden for less than $1.00. You don’t have to buy those seed starter kits that cost too much and aren’t really necessary. Simply take a left over egg crate and put some dirt in it. If you go to a nursery or one of the large improvement stores (with your crate) you can fill it with garden soil from the bags that have spilled. Then buy one package of seeds for less than $1.00. Walmart has a wide selection of inexpensive seeds, and some very good variety packs. Most of these contain way more than 12 seeds, so you will have a lot left over. Share with your friends, and get them to buy a different vegetable, so you have a variety in your garden. Start your plants inside and move them outside when they are big enough, and the threat of frost is gone – usually around Mother’s Day. Find a sunny spot in the yard, and watch them grow! If you live in an apartment with a balcony, you can use pots to grow your garden. Again, you don’t need to waste money by buying them. Cut the top off a left over milk carton and poke a few holes in the bottom and Voila! – a cost free pot. Use your imagination. Finally, you can fertilize your garden and kill pests with many common household products like eggshells, used coffee grounds, baking soda, and even dish soap. Check out “gardening with home products” on the internet for low cost ideas.