The surprising economics of vetegable gardening

May 6, 2017

Homeowners and renters alike are becoming more interested in growing their own vegetables these days. There are a number of good reasons to look into it.

Some want to grow their own produce to provide a freher, healthier product than they can get from the store. Others feel it's important to exercise self-sufficiency in the production of food. Others go into vegetable gardening for the economics of it and find it most cost effective to grow food rather than than buying from a grocery store.


If you're looking at the economic returns in gardening, you'll be interested to know that statistics find every $1 invested in a garden yields $6 in fresh produce. Some vegetables yield even better returns. $1 spent growing green beans gets you produce valued at $75.