I read this article & it all sounds good & dandy, but I tried a rather medium sized garden this past spring & lets just say the savings wasn't there. My water bill went up $50 a mth, I spent $30 on seeds & $30 on manure etc. I planted tomatoes(they never produced), lettuce(it felt fuzzy & got eaten up by bugs), collards(they only got as big as my hand & then they got eaten up too!), corn(it grew nice & tall & had lots of cobs, but they never grew bigger than 1 1/2 inches long), green peppers(plants didn't grow big, no peppers), pumpkins(vines grew then died), peas(started to grow but died), string beans ~ grew but only got about a handful of beans, yellow squash & zuchini(both plants grew & flowered & then died), & okra **grew & produced** I watered every night, I weeded till my back & knees couldn't take it any more, I was sunburnt, I got blisters, I put alot of time & energy in & got precious little out. From now on I'm going to the farmers market & spending my time & money on better things.
- 9/17/2009 1:39:08 PM