Store Bought Veggies Vs. Grow Your Own

Posted: 07/10/13 3:00 PM (Modified: 07/10/13 3:00 PM)


One common misconception about couponing is that coupons are for unhealthy foods. While I will admit, those do seem to be rather plentiful, you can still find plenty of coupons for the good stuff too. If you are looking for coupons for vegetables and/or fruit, be sure to check out the manufacturers websites on a regular basis. For example, during the berry season, Driscolls will commonly put a coupon on their website.

Using coupons to save money on produce is certainly a great thing. However, if you REALLY want to save money, you'll have to get a little dirty. A packet of seeds costs, on average, about 2 dollars. For a 10 foot row, you can grow 25 pounds of zucchini, 30 pounds of tomato, 8 pounds of cucumbers, 5 pounds of romaine lettuce, 4 pounds of green beans and 8 pounds of peppers.


That's a heck of a lot of veggies. Even if only half of those actually grow (which seems to be the case in Oklahoma heat), you'll still save a TON of money. One of our readers (April) took the picture above and she posted a thread in our forums about Square Foot Gardening. Check it out and let us know if you'll be growing your own this year!


Jul 11, 2013 10:31 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Plus fresh grown produce tastes so much better and it better for you (do not need to add any harsh chemicals) :D

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