How to Save Money by Growing Your Own

by on May 1, 2013



When I moved to Southern California from New Orleans, one visit to the Farmers Market made me realize how incredible the produce selection was here.  But, buying all of those delicious heirloom tomatoes and gorgeous greens can be pricey.  The good news is that if you begin your own food garden, you can have a gourmet selection at a fraction of the price.  We’ve built a garden calculator that will show you how much you can save by starting your garden today.

We calculated by using the average cost of maintaining a vegetable garden, only $70 per year, which is $.19 per day.  The average vegetable garden is under 10 square feet, so we chose 5 feet to be conservative. For each vegetable that you choose, the price is calculated by the average yield that you would get in that five square feet including the cost of maintaining the garden during that particular  growing season.

Along with the savings, there is joy and convenience.  It is a wonderful feeling to walk out your kitchen door and harvest fresh lettuce and tomatoes for your salad.  Nothing is as fresh nor rewarding as eating from your own garden.

At UrbanFig, we want to make food gardening so easy, that you can’t resist.  We believe that growing food is changing the world and empowering the people.  Curious yet?  Check out the calculator and start your garden today.

Carol Carimi Acutt aims to inspire everyone to grow their own food with ease. Grow, cook and compost for better food and better living.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

nancy June 3, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Tried to pull up the calculator but was unable to. Any tips?


Carol June 3, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Sorry about that –
Try this link


Carol June 3, 2013 at 10:42 PM

You may also want up try a different browser. What browser are you using?


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