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    I weighed everything I harvested one year, and it was the equivalent of £50+ of Tesco non-organic groceries (mine are pretty much organic)
    The plot rent is £1 a week, so no profit made.

    That doesn't take into account the gym membership I don't need
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    I think it’s genuinely sad that we all have a tendency to value things simply in terms of money. Our time, our food, our health everything even our planet.
    If you were starving and could choose between a room full of money/ valuables and one with food which would be ‘worth’ more???
    Possibly this should have been in rant thread!

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    I don't grow things to save money. I just find it interesting!

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    We’re all saving our health too,our apples for example are less than two years old (did you see that program on tv where apples are in storage for two years in some sort of growth stopping environment) & ours have more nutrients because they’re fresh & no chemicals that stay in your body for years,health advantages we can share with friends & family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jane View Post
    Weíre all saving our health too,our apples for example are less than two years old (did you see that program on tv where apples are in storage for two years in some sort of growth stopping environment) & ours have more nutrients because theyíre fresh & no chemicals that stay in your body for years,health advantages we can share with friends & family.
    ....though my plot neighbour was saying something about spraying his weeds to get rid of them!!

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    All you can do is keep your own plot chemical-free, if that's what you want
    What other people do on their plots, is up to them. Everyone makes their own decisions.

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    I definitely spent more than Iíve saved by growing my own. Totalling up cost of compost seeds, equipment (heated prop, tools etc) but the flavour the satisfaction and the excitement of seeing those tiny seeds producing tomatoes chillies various squash cucumber carrots parsnips beans lettuce...(or other veg) is unbeatable.
    That feeling when I cooked my first potatoes from the garden last year, served to oh (who didnít know they were mine) asking me what I had done to them differently as they were so tasty!! that feeling is priceless to me.
    Maybe one day hopefully next year my costs will be lower as I plan on save and swap seeds better this year and then Iíll break even - well providing Iím not costing my time
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    Its a bit like keeping chooks for eggs. By the time you've added up the initial cost of the coop, run, feeders and the chooks themselves, each egg costs ££££s.
    If you disregard the cost of the coop etc and just take the day -to- day cost of feed and bedding, each egg costs pennies.
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