My #1 goal for beginning a garden was to save money on groceries. I had just quit my job to become a stay-at-home mom, and our new one-income family needed to cut costs. That’s when I set out to grow a garden.
I learned the hard way, however, gardening isn’t always as cheap as it seems. It’s easy to pour our money into plants and supplies, and before we know it, this money-saving venture can become a wallet-draining hobby.
However, I have found in my five seasons of gardening, there are several ways to garden on the cheap and make the effort pay off big time. One of those ways is to choose to grow specific crops that will significantly lower your grocery bill. In my experience, these top the list:
- Salad Greens
If you’re planning your garden with hopes of cutting your grocery bill, this episode of the Beginner’s Garden Podcast will get you started. I’ll go into detail about why each crop can save you a significant amount of money. Listen below:
Whether you have time to catch the episode today or not, be sure and grab the download I’ve created that will help you get started growing these frugal crops.
In my Frugal Garden Quickstart Guide, I list:
- each of these crops (including specifics on basil, rosemary, thyme, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, lettuce, and arugula)
- their average retail prices
- how much you can expect to pay for the plant or seeds
- where to find the best price for these plants or seeds
- when you can begin planting
It’s all in a one-page download and is frankly one thing I wish I had when I started. Get it free below:
The Beginner’s Garden Podcast Episodes on Planting Herbs:
Get Your Frugal Garden Quickstart Guide
Learn where to buy, when to plant, and how much to pay for 10 of the most frugal crops you can grow in this quick one-sheet download. (Your grocery budget will thank you!)