Here is a post from the Business Pundit blog on whether or not growing your own vegetables can save you any money.
I’ve seen reports on this that go both ways. It’s seems reasonable that anyone with a garden and time to work it correctly can save some money. I would think that to be especially true if you are feeding a family of four or more.
What I find most interesting about this article is that things have reached the point where people who would normally never plant a garden are planting one or at least considering planting one. This is a HUGE opportunity for garden centers or any one who sells plants. If we as an industry can work with the new gardeners and help them succeed, we just might be able to convert a whole new segment of consumers into plant people – one tomato at a time.