Not all crops have the same monetary value, but knowing what to grow can offer significant savings over supermarket purchases.
When you grow your own food, you not only minimize waste, you double the amount of food in your garden because you can harvest and use the entire vegetable from top to tail.
You can pick your vegetables at peak ripeness (and peak nutrition) in the proper season, with flavors and textures that surpass those of commercially grown produce.
You don’t need to worry about E. coli, salmonella, or listeria outbreaks, as long as you keep a tidy garden and have a clean water source.
In my garden, even natural or organic pesticides (like neem oil or insecticidal soap) are a last resort.