Growing your own vegetable garden can give you access to fresh produce right in your backyard. today’s post I’m sharing a few key points about how vegetable gardening can have a few financial benefits.
Why Grow A Garden?
According to a report by the National Gardening Association, 54 percent of food gardeners said they grow produce to save money on food bills. I don’t agree with this because some seeds and products can be expensive if you don’t have access to the latest products locally. Thank goodness for Amazon shopping!
Over the years the biggest benefit from growing your own is access to unique vegetables.
How Can Vegetable Gardening Have Financial Benefits?
A simple vegetable garden has the potential to save you hundreds of dollars, says the National Gardening Association (NGA). For example, if you were to buy lettuce at the grocery store, it could cost about $3 per head. On the other hand, if you were to use that $3 one time on a selection of lettuce seeds and grow your own you would get multiple harvests of lettuce throughout the growing season. To be able to actually save money at this you must have the right seed and invest in products. If you don’t research how to garden before digging in – it will cost you more then just relying on the food system.
The benefits of growing your own vegetable garden can include more than just healthier eating. If you are looking to save some money, planting a vegetable garden may be able to help you not only enjoy delicious, fresh produce, but also lower your food costs. Doesn’t that try of basil plugs look amazing? I just love looking at this but not practical or cost-efficient to grow that many basil seeds. My point in sharing this is you need to do a little research in order to grow and save a few bucks. I encourage you to grow because you CAN and Have fun!
Do you grow vegetables in your home garden and experience the financial benefits? I would love to hear about it so be sure to comment below on this post. I am also on social media at @brenhaas so tag me other there. I look forward to hearing about your gardening and cost-efficient endeavors in the garden.