What does this mean? Well, I’ve been keeping a spreadsheet of all the money we’ve spent on vegetable seeds and plants this year VERSUS how much we would have paid (on average) at the grocery store or farmers markets for the same produce…..and we have broken even.
In 2009, we spent a grand total of $241.68 on vegetable seeds and plants. This does not count what I planted this year from seed packets I purchased in previous years, please keep that in mind.
I just tallied up the latest prices and poundages, etc, for our veggie harvests and IF we had purchased these veggies at the grocery store, we would have paid ……(drumroll)…..(suspense)…...
Seriously. AND that only counts the following:
It does NOT count in the 76 onions, dozens of heirloom tomatoes, 45lb of paste tomatoes, fall crops, beans, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, okra, herbs, peanuts, sweet potatoes, fingerling potatoes, or the Yukon Gold potatoes. Oh, and saffron. The saffron alone will probably put us over $1000.
I will be posting an overall list eventually, but probably not until winter…when I have time.
So. Save yourself some money. Grow your own food. It is worth it.
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