Monday, July 11, 2011

Tuesday's Tips: Save big by growing these items in your garden!

According to George w. Ball, Jr., the owner of Burpee seed company, says that for every dollar spent on tomato seeds you will see $25 worth of product.  In addition to tomatoes, other cash crops include: zucchini, loose-leaf lettuce, cucumbers, hot peppers and basil. Of those hot six cash crops we are growing 5.   Do you garden?  Is your garden producing yet?

10 comments:

simply heidi said...

Wow - I hadn't thought about my garden that way. I'm growing four. Thanks!

Laura said...

Good eye opener! I have tried gardening so many times, and so many methods. I don't know if I just have a black thumb or what, I have not even been able to grow the easiest things. *sigh*
I'll keep trying though. :-)

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Milehimama @ Mama Says said...

Sadly, all of my money I spent on tomato seeds were wasted this year. I just can't get the knack of growing them in my climate (zone 9 subtropical)

allenaim photography and design said...

I'm kind of over starting tomato from seed...they are NEVER big enough in time for me! However, I am now in love with onion sets and planting potato pieces...I seriously just posted about this today...great minds must think alike, right? :) http://anestforallseasons.blogspot.com/2011/07/buy-potato-grow-potato-eat-potato-plant.html

Georgia said...

i love to grow things! glad to see you post this. do you have any chickens? you should totally come check my blog out. have a whole section about raising your own chickens.

LivingSoAbundantly said...

Last year I grew cucumbers and had them coming out my ears! This year I have a basil blessing! I am growing herbs this year, and it's so nice to have fresh ingredients on hand. :)

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

I've always wanted to try growing lettuce, but does it take a lot of extra watering because of its high water content?

Good stuff here!

Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

Why yes, we do grow a lot, and we probably do get the same return on the dollar. We've been gardening for about 10 years at our current home so the equipment is paid for. Every year, I have about 40 tomato plants, along with broccoli, peppers, beans, cucumbers, zucchini, potatoes, carrots, basil, parsley, perennial herbs, Concord grapes, peaches, apples, raspberries, blackberries. I always feel so blessed by our garden!

The Prudent Homemaker said...

I grow all of those, though cucumbers struggle here. I also grow LOTS more in a .24 acre lot; I have 31 fruit trees!

Julia said...

I have five, too. No hot peppers, thank you! But my garden isn't doing well this year. Thank you for joining the Frugal Tuesday Tip! Hope to see you join again.http://juliecache.com/2011/07/12/frugal-tuesday-tip-25-and-the-cow-laughed/.html