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I heard that produce crops will be a lot more expensive this year because the winter weather was more intense and widespread causing loss of many crops.

 

So, less supply = more cost.

 

The informer of this also suggested planting your own garden because of this.

 

Anybody planning on doing a garden this year because it will be too expensive otherwise?

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Anybody planning on doing a garden this year because it will be too expensive otherwise?

 

I was planning on starting a garden this year,because we are in a (dare I say it?) more permanent place. I hadn't heard of produce prices going up. That's even more reason to start a garden if it's true. Nonetheless, I'm planning on starting pretty small and adding on each year.

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Starting, but not necessarily because of produce prices. I want organic vegetables and varieties I can't find in the stores. I want DD to see where veggies come from and help with growing them (with the crazy idea that she might actually eat some of them).

 

Well, I guess some of it is produce prices - I want to control our food budget without sacrificing quality.

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I always have a vegetable garden.

Honestly, though, I don't think one can start a garden to save money. Unless you happen to live in an area with lovely soil, no critters and abundant rainfall. Otherwise, it is going to cost quite a bit to get started and keep the garden going. It is hardly cost effective for the average family.

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Suzanne, I hear what you're saying and I think it's true to some degree. I do plant a garden with produce prices in mind; I tend to plant only those things which will be cost effective for me to do so. I also start from seed so that I'm not paying for a lot of transplants.

 

I am planting a much larger garden this year and we're investing more in raspberry and blueberry bushes this year because produce prices are going up.

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I have to laugh...we have *started* one every year for the past 3 or 4 years! We don't know what the heck we are doing! We did well with lettuce last year, but the beans? Well, hard to get excited about *one per person*! LOL!

 

We will try again. We are learning more and more. We really need help though! LOL!

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I have to laugh...we have *started* one every year for the past 3 or 4 years! We don't know what the heck we are doing! We did well with lettuce last year, but the beans? Well, hard to get excited about *one per person*! LOL!

 

We will try again. We are learning more and more. We really need help though! LOL!

 

Good thing we aren't neighbors, we'd never figure things out :)

 

Our carrots last year looked like string beans.

The birds got all the sunflower seeds before we got any.

 

Now we moved to a new state and planted 2 peach trees right away...which the deer quickly destroyed.

 

I'm pressing on though and will try some more.

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