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 grow