Top 6 most cost-effective vegetables to grow
There are many benefits to growing your own vegetables, but saving money is not necessarily one of them. Some vegetables are simply cheaper to buy at the grocery store, and no amount of gardening savvy will result in a cost-saving benefit. Over the years we have experimented with many vegetable crops, and while saving money is not the prime reason we grow vegetables, it is a consideration in our choice of what to plant. If you are growing vegetables in the hope of saving money, or want to make the most from limited garden space, here are some suggestions for crops which have delivered real cost savings for us. 1. You may have noticed the price of lettuce has risen considerably in the past two years. In our garden we grow two varieties of leafy lettuce, Magenta (red leaf) and Concept (green leaf). 2. Green bell peppers cost about $1.50 each at our supermarket, and yellow and red peppers are even more expensive due to their extended ripening times. 3. 4. 5. 6.