Gardening Plan to Save Money On Your Grocery Bill

With many planning their gardens for next year right now, I thought this was an interesting approach to gardening; put focus on growing the produce that is the most expensive to buy at the supermarkets. I know many here use the square-foot gardening method, so I thought this chart would help you minimize your grocery bill on a square foot basis.

The Most Profitable Plants in Your Vegetable Garden

Can you guys grow cilantro up north (and do you use it in your cooking)?

 

VegetableUSD Value/SF
Cilantro$ 21.20
Arugula-Roquette$ 20.92
Green Salad Mix$ 17.55
Chives$ 16.40
Dill$ 16.40
Lettuce$ 16.20
Tomato, Cherry, small & medium$ 15.57
Turnip$ 9.90
Tomato, large$ 9.50
Squash, Winter$ 8.40
Tomatillo$ 8.00
Cucumber$ 7.74
Basil$ 6.63
Radish, Red$ 6.22
Pumpkin$ 6.20
Chard, Swiss$ 6.14
Celery$ 6.00
Squash, Summer$ 5.96
Choi$ 5.70
Peas, Snow$ 4.50
Pepper, Jalapeño$ 4.50
Squash, Summer, Zucchini$ 4.17
Onion, Bunching$ 4.14
Pepper, Bell$ 3.60
Brussels Sprouts$ 3.59
Carrots$ 3.56
Rhubarb$ 3.25
Squash, Winter, Butternut$ 3.20
Kale$ 3.07
Grass, Lemon$ 3.00
Peas, English$ 3.00
Onion, Bulb$ 2.63
Radish, White$ 2.60
Bean, Bush$ 2.51
Peas, Edible Pod$ 2.50
Artichoke, Globe$ 2.40
Cabbage, Chinese Napa$ 2.24
Squash, Winter, Delicata$ 2.10
Spinach, Spring/Fall$ 1.80
Leeks$ 1.75
Potatoes$ 1.50
Parsnips$ 1.50
Garlic$ 1.37
Squash, Summer, Yellow$ 1.34
Parsley$ 1.31
Corn$ 1.25
Squash, Winter, Acorn$ 1.20
Squash, Winter, Hubbard$ 1.20
Eggplant$ 1.10
Greens, Mustard$ 1.10
Rutabaga$ 1.00
Beet$ 0.89
Cabbage, Savoy$ 0.80
Broccoli$ 0.80
Kohlrabi$ 0.75
Cauliflower$ 0.60
Broccoli, Chinese$ 0.60
Cabbage$ 0.50

 

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