We have to save in summer while we can! And no, we don’t go out to eat much. I’m too freaked out by what’s in a lot of restaurant food. Besides, it’s a ridiculous expense for what I consider to be tiny portions of subpar food.
The supply is dwindling now, but I’ll be sure to plant more in late summer/early fall for yet another crop. I’d estimate we eat about $5 a day in salad for a total savings of $35 a week. Not too shabby for planting just a few seed packets.
In my garden, I’ve been pounding them raw and in salads. And I don’t have to remind you that my peas are organic whereas the $6.99 bag of peas in the grocery store are non-organic. (You don’t even want to know what the organic bag of peas cost). Thus far, I’ve pulled about two 15 ounce bags of peas from my garden and more are coming. Not a bad investment on a $1.50 pack of seeds.
I plant roughly 10-15 cherry tomato plants each season because it’s my most requested crop. And I pull buckets of tomatoes out of the garden each year. I can’t even put a price on this feat when you consider a pint of non-organic cherry or grape tomatoes ranges between $1.99 and $3.99 in the store. And the taste is….bleh.
Green beans are selling for $3-$4 a quart at all the local stands this summer. And I’m pulling a pint or two out of my garden every day. Good deal! And don’t you agree that they taste best when plucked while still young and tender? Crunchy as they are delicious. It never ceases to amaze me how many green beans I’ll get just from one plant.