Is growing your own garden worth it? This is a question that has been in my home for the past couple of years now. The answer will vary from person to person but my answer is YES! I truly believe that growing my own fruits and vegetables is not only worth my time and money financially but also physically and emotionally. I have been growing my own vegetable garden in my backyard for a couple of years now. It is not very big but it provides my family with fresh produce throughout the growing season and even through the winter because I freeze everything that we don’t eat right away.
When you first start your own garden there will be costs. When I started I had to buy wood to build my garden bed, soil, compost, tomato cages, netting ( to keep the birds out), and the plants. As far as the plants went, I tried bell peppers, jalapenos, onions, and potatoes. My grand total was probably between $100-150. I already had bought gardening tools the year before when they were on clearance, so I didn’t have to worry about those. This may sound like a lot but for the next year I only had to buy new plants and compost. So the most you will pay out of pocket will be when you first get started. This year I only paid $38 for some compost, 8 plants, another tomato cage, and organic fertilizer.