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After reading an article in Mother Earth News I've been inspired to keep a spreadsheet on the costs and savings from having a vegetable garden this year. I have a scale that I will weigh my harvest with and then will check out local prices for organic produce to compare. I've already started my spreadsheet with costs so far.

So for set up this season, including hiring the kid across the street to help double dig some new beds, costs of seeds (for all spring, summer and fall/winter crops), new irrigation for beds, a few new fruit trees, and other miscellaneous items (new seedling trays, seed starting soil, etc.) I'm in the hole $607.32 this season.

I'm really curious as to see what we save this year in food costs.

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Comment by Stephanie S on January 15, 2010 at 1:35am
Thanks for reminding me about that article; I read it back when my issue of Mother Earth News arrived. I think I'm going to weigh my garden produce this year too. My garden is only 20X20 but it always seems like I harvest so many vegetables! :) It will be interesting to see the results.

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