Although the economy is on the rise, people are still interested in saving money. An interesting (and delicious) trend that I’m seeing is the revival of the home garden. Homeowners with a little room in the backyard are making room for some fruits and vegetables. I definitely consider myself a “foodie”, and I love it when you can go out the back door and pick your own fresh produce!
In addition to being much fresher and tastier, growing your own produce can save you a ton of money!
Let’s say you want to grow tomatoes:
- Average tomato plant yield 35-40 pounds
- $4 per plant from your local nursery
- $4 cage which can be used and reused
- $5 worth of quality planting soil (you’ll get about 30-40 lbs of dirt at this price)
With a little time and TLC your tomatoes cost you only $14. Compare that to an average cost of $1.50 per pound from your grocery store where 35 pounds of tomatoes will cost you $52.50! Plus, you can reuse the cage and planting soil, so you save more money with each yield! (more…)