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does anyone plant crops in their garden? if so does it save alot on grocery bill.

that is if u have a green thumb. what do u plant?


Asked by maya123 at 8:20 PM on Dec. 1, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Yes, many of us do. I plant tomatoes, cukes, several kinds of peppers, several kinds of squash, onions, potatoes, carrots, grean beans, snap peas, and more.

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 8:28 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Yes, I plant a very big garden and I love it. It is a lot of work, but at least u know where your food comes from. U know that there are no chemicals in it and that they are all natural. And they taste a lot better. We can v8 juice, salsa, peppers, make pickles, stewed tomatoes, peaches, pears grape juice, green beans, corn carrots, pickled beets. I love to can!! Good luck!!

    Answer by mrwizardstep at 9:08 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Yes, we plant a huge garden & feed ourselves through most of the winter with it. We plant herbs, tomatoes, 2 or 3 varieties of potatoes, onions, corn, eggplant, pole beans, green beans, garlic, sweet potatoes, eggplant, winter squash, pumpkin, zuchinni, carrots, radishes, asparagus, cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumbers and kohlrabi. We also have a few fruit trees & a nice sized strawberry patch.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 10:52 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • I don't, but I am sure it will save U money

    Answer by NicolesMommy at 2:38 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Yes. Carrots. potatoes, cucumbers, several squashes, tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries, broccoli, cauliflower, & corn. It saves us a lot. I also shop farmer's markets & u-pick places for produce I can't grow. I freeze, can & dry extra to get us through to next season.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 7:18 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Yes we do and it does save us a LOT on our grocery bill, even in the winter. I can, freeze or dehydrate herbs, tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato juice, V-8 juice, salsa, pizza sauce, pickled beets & peppers, applesauce, apple butter, apple pie filling, grape juice, pears, peaches, sweet and dill pickle relishes, carrots (plain or with an OJ glaze), green beans, strawberries, strawberry jam, blueberries, broccoli, cauliflower, green peas, sweet corn, potato slices, cubed potatoes, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, winter squash, grape jam, peach jam, cherry pie filling, blueberry pie filling.

    About 5 years ago my husband wanted to know if it REALLY saved us money, so I tallied up the hundreds of pints & quarts that I'd canned or frozen and compared them to what current grocery prices were. The total came to over $1000 worth of food, grown from less than $70 worth of seeds & plants.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 7:09 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Where we live we don't save money growing our own. We still grow tomatoes but that is all. By the time you add up the seed/plants, water (it is very dry here), pesticides (or we would have no crop) and our time it is not worth it. Plus we are not much for many veggies.

    Answer by Keksie at 9:07 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • I mix my veggies in with my floweres because my yard is the size of a postage stamp :P I have tomatoes hot peppers like 4 kinds for my dh cukes herbs of all kinds I have sunflowers for the baby.bell peppers peas zucchini. I also have strawberries and blueberries. At my parents ( who live like 6 miles away) I have 4 grapevines that are about 12yrs old and they produce like crazy! Mmm strawberries...going to the freezer brb lol.
    Yes it does save on our grocery bill because we eat a lot of salads and iver had lots of luck with my lettuce so every little bit helps

    Answer by elyssek832 at 11:41 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • yes lots of fruit and veggies

    Answer by san78 at 3:23 PM on Dec. 4, 2010