Money might not grow on trees, but savings can.
According to a study performed by the National Gardening Association, the average American household garden costs about $70 per year in regards to the investment of seeds and such, but can provide around $600 in fruits and vegetables. That’s a savings of $530 off of your grocery bill, and you’ll be enjoying fresh, organic produce right from your backyard.
This week, we challenge you to try your hand at growing some fruits and vegetables. It’s easy to start small with a couple of tomato, pepper, or bean plants, and growing herbs in a small pot indoors is even simpler. You’ll end up with something tasty and healthy to eat and more money in your wallet.
For tips on how to raise a couple of plants or to start your own backyard garden, visit the National Gardening Association, and check out these helpful articles, “7 Tips for Starting Your Own Vegetable Garden,” and “Grow Your Own Vegetables.”