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How Much Money Can Growing Your Own Save Me? June Update (with added massive soft fruit savings)

How Much Money Can Growing Your Own Save Me? June Update (with added massive soft fruit savings)

A remarkable thing happened this month in my veg money saving experiment. Because of my honeymoon, I was only picking up until June 18th,..

July 7, 2011 with 2 Comments
How Much Money Can Growing My Own Save Me? February Update

How Much Money Can Growing My Own Save Me? February Update

During February, the Veg Savings Spreadsheet currently tells me I got my hands on produce worth £20.33 over 22 trips to the allotment,..

March 1, 2011 with 8 Comments
Loadsa Lovely Leeks

Loadsa Lovely Leeks

If leeks were the currency of England, I reckon I’d be a rich man. So far this month, I’ve pulled up 1.9kg of the heady smelling..

February 18, 2011 with 4 Comments

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meIn 2007, I took on a redundant allotment plot with my gardening-mad mum Jan. As all good mums do, she went along with it, but I don’t think she held out much hope. However, over a decade later, and she now lets me do stuff without watching over my shoulder, so I must be doing something right. [ read more ]

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Allotment Cakes for the Weekend

  • Allotment Cakes for the Weekend #15 – Blackberry and Apple Flapjack
  • Allotment Cakes for the Weekend #14 – Courgette, Lime and Coconut Cake
  • Allotment Cakes for the Weekend #13 – Jamie Oliver’s Squash Muffins
  • An Allotment Cake for the Weekend #12 – Lemon Curd & Blueberry Loaf Cake
  • An Allotment Cake For the Weekend #11 – Apple and Cinnamon Flapjacks
  • An Allotment Cake For the Weekend #10 – Fresh Ginger and Apple Cake
  • Good Food Magazine Marrow and Pecan Cake
  • A Rhubarbey Roundup, and Whatever Happened to Allotment Cakes for the Weekend?

Saving £500 a year!

During 2011, I kept a diary of how much money I save from growing my own fruit and vegetables. After totalling all my outgoings, I saved approximately £500 over the year. I made a spreadsheet to calculate these savings - it’s nothing too complicated, as I’m no Excel guru, but hopefully someone else will find it as useful (and strangely fun) as me. For more info, visit my Money Saving Experiment page by clicking here.

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