Friday, May 8, 2009

Community gardener extraordinaire Bill Dawson

Community gardener extraordinaire Bill Dawson thinks you'll be amazed at how much you can save by planting your own vegetable garden:

Edible Gardening Cost Savings Statistics
• Growing your own veggies saves you money
• $100 spent on vegetable gardening = $1,000 to $1,700 worth of produce
• Planting a 20x30 foot garden saves you $600 a year in fresh produce
• 50 of seeds and fertilizer = $1,250 worth of groceries
• $1.95 worth of seeds grows more than 300 pounds
• A vegetable garden has a $0.25 cents per dollar cost-savings ratio
Plant Specific Statistics
• One cucumber plant yields 15-20 cucumbers
• Cherokee purple tomato produces 12 pounds
• A single bell pepper plant yields 6-8 peppers
• Tomatoes, bush beans, pole beans, summer squash and zucchini are the easiest to growShow

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