Cheaper to buy?

Nora

Farm Hand
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I'm trying to encourage more people in my community to start a garden next spring. I've been growing vegetables, herbs, and fruits for so long that I don't buy much of it at the store, so I'm not familiar with the average prices. What is usually cheaper to buy than it is to grow?
 

Holii

Farm Hand
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Nothing! I think growing your own vegetables is cheaper than buying. It's also more tasty and more nutritious. Of course, growing your own is a lot of work too. It's so worth it though.
 

Almost Eden

Golden Chicken
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Corn is probably cheaper to buy than it is to grow, especially if eating organic vegetables aren't a priority. However, it's good to plant corn because it benefits the soil plus the stalks can be used like a trellis for climbing vegetables. It's cheaper to buy carrots than it is to plant them. I can't think of any reason to grow your own, other than that they taste better.
 

Charli1

Golden Chicken
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Corn here is expensive to buy and half the time it taste like field corn! I would say it's cheaper to buy most vegetable seeds over buying the vegetables at a store. I was spending 3.50 for a quart of green beans from a local farm. To me, that's just crazy.
 
 
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