There are some people who will decide what social class a person falls into on the basis of whether or not they have a garden. It may be a flippant way of deciding such a thing, but for many people it seems to hold true.
Huge, blooming gardens are undoubtedly the domain of those with a bit of cash to spare, while people with less money to throw around will have to settle for less. But there is no reason why, if you have the inclination, you cannot grow something pretty, useful or even lucrative even on a tighter budget than the guys and gals with the bigger gardens.
You don’t need to have a big garden to grow things that will benefit you for a long time to come. You don’t even need to have a garden at all if you go about things in the correct manner. What you will need is a little bit of spare time, the patience to wait things out and not get flustered when things don’t bloom as you had planned straight away, and the knowledge that it really is worthwhile.
Without a doubt, you will benefit from sticking to these, and you could even find yourself a lucrative little sideline if you are clever about it. People will pay for fresh fruit and veg. They will also pay for flowering blooms, so if you go about things in the right way you will find that your work can actually make you money.
Of course, the lack of money means some scaling down in terms of ambition. But this does not need to be permanent or even long term.
Starting small does not mean you have to keep thinking small. Once you start gardening you will get ideas for other things you can do, ways that you can make your plans come to life. And the best thing of all is that you can grow things which you will end up actually using – a casserole always tastes better when you have grown the veg yourself and you know there is more growing outside.