Five Backyard Crops that will Save You Cash!

This blog post is exactly how we feel about using the space you have to grow your own produce. Caran and her family save approximately $750 per year on produce with only the use of a 200sqm garden space. Brilliant!

Grow. Cook. Eat. Share.

Eating organic produce can be expensive; it might even feel like the cost outweighs the benefits! However, if you plant your garden strategically, you will be able to produce and enjoy bountiful, organic produce from your own backyard. Not to mention, save yourself some hard earned dollars! Here are five easy-to-grow crops that will set you on the path to growing your own organic, dollar-saving produce!

Red Russian garlic cloves

Garlic that isn’t grown in China is hard to come by, and when you find it in the store, it costs around three dollars per bulb! Six years ago, Mr. Green Thumb and I invested in some beautiful bulbs of organic Red Russian garlic from the farmer’s market, and haven’t spent a cent on garlic since (except a bit on fertilizer :)). We save ourselves around $240 each year just by growing our own garlic!

We estimate that we use about one to one and a half bulbs per week, so each year we plant…

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4 thoughts on “Five Backyard Crops that will Save You Cash!

  1. Laura, thank you so much for reposting this! We can often get caught up in the idea that a garden has to be a huge, labor intensive venture. But you really just need a few pots, or a few square meters of dirt to get started.
    Best wishes on all of your edible adventures this year. I’ll be looking for some advice down the road when we are ready to add some animals to our crazy crew. 🙂


    • You’re welcome! And thank you for your post. What you wrote is very much what we advocate. I am looking forward to reading all about when you venture into the animal side of things! 🙂


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