Cucumber Harvest

How much I saved by growing my own – November 2017

Each month I report on how much money we’re saving by growing our own organic produce. You can read about our previous months here.

Why am I doing this?

Well as a young family currently on a single income we are really starting to watch where our money goes.

How I am doing this?

We’re often sharing produce between the family as well. I am including what we’re gifted, the way I see it, the more you can encourage your extended family or friends to grow their own food the more you can save just by sharing.

Pricing wise I am comparing to current local organic prices, or if I can’t find organic I just find the regular price.

How much space do we have?

We don’t have acreage, this is an average suburban block (approx 600sqm) that we rent so we can’t even rip up the lawn to make space for more garden so we’re growing with temporary raised garden beds and aquaponics systems which consists of the following amount of space:

  • 6sqm of raised garden beds (4 beds)
  • 3.6sqm of aquaponics grow beds (3 beds)

and loads of pots!

We also have 2 chickens that help with eggs and also free fertiliser. You can find our awesome chicken coop here.

What we produced this month

Prices are based on Australian organic in season prices at time of publishing this post.
Herbs (Basil, Garlic Chives, Rosemary) $3.75ea = $11.25
2 doz eggs $8.45 ea = $16.90
lettuce 6x $3.95 ea =  $23.70
Swiss Chard $4.95=  $4.95
Cucumbers x30 = $52.35
Total = $109.15

What we were gifted

We haven’t been gifted anything this month.

What we spent

We haven’t spent anything this month.
Total = 0

Things that we’ve sourced for the garden for free

We didn’t get any freebies this month.

Total amount we saved by growing our own

TOTAL SAVED = $109.15


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