April 8th, 2014
The soil finally warmed and dried enough that I could sneak the first crops into my 2014 vegetable garden – about 2 weeks later than usual.
We’ve got some catching up to do this year.
One thing I’ve always tried to do is maximize my edible return for the time, work and space I invest in the veggie garden.
Garden long enough, and you start to realize that some crops work out much better than others.
Onions, beans and peppers, for example, give most gardeners a good return for their effort while fare such as watermelon, eggplant and sweet corn are apt to disappoint as often as pay off (at least they have for me).
If you ran a cost/benefit analysis on home-garden crops, which would gravitate to the top?
Which give reliably good yields of the most valuable and nutritious crops without taking up a ton of space or breaking the budget on sprays, water and fertilizer?
Here’s my top 10 list of veggies that offer the best payback: