Bookmark These: How to save money, or waste it, with a home garden
By Reid Kanaley
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This article from the site Revive Your Life calculates the savings to a family food bill from a 64-square-foot vegetable garden. The usefulness of this "hypothetical garden" is a stretch, because of all the variables. Still, the calculated savings on the food budget for a family of four comes out at 7 percent. You have to decide if that's worth the time and labor, though for many people it's also fun.
The Modern Gardener site offers a somewhat similar accounting method and makes a claim for bigger savings in the second year of gardening, since many costs for setting up a garden come in the first year.
"It's possible to spend a small fortune on a garden," notes this article on the site of the extension service at
If your green thumb has you thinking about farming,
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