Saturday, October 29, 2016

31 Days of Money-Saving Tips: Day #28 - Grow your Own

This money-saving tip is pretty self-explanatory, but if you have the ability to grow your own food, it can save you a LOT of money.  We have only ever had small gardens, but the savings is always impressive.  We've grown squash, tomatoes, green beans, bell peppers, potatoes, lettuce, mint, sage, and onions over the years.  The savings comes during the harvesting of course, and the anticipation of doing so can be killer, but it's so worth it.  Even though we were still purchasing dairy, meats, and bread, we didn't need to purchase many if any produce or canned goods.  It seems like such a small thing, but over the weeks, the savings really adds up.  Don't feel like you can take advantage of this tip just because you live in an apartment, or have no space for a garden.  You can grow things like green onions, lettuce, and herbs in your window sills.
So, even if you only plant 1 thing, growing your own is still saving you money.

Photos for this series are from Flickr.  They are pictures that are under the license of ‘commercial and mods allowed.’  Edits were done by me.  The licensor does not endorse me or my use.

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