Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:41
I think that the only thing to grow which is cost effective, is veg thats very expensive in the shops.
I find runner beans the best, at 8 beans for a qiud, they have to be the best, also asparagus. The othef stuff is so cheap in the shops, 40p for a cucumber, or a lettuce, courgetes are cheap too.
The amateur gardener does it for a bit of fun and the thrill of goibg to the garden to pick it.
When you weigh up the cost of liming, manuring, buying seeds, its not that cost effective, espially when you lose it to pests and have to pay for control.