Farmscape's Dan Allen writes today in the Huffington Post about the financial side of the gardening hobby. He finds that, at least for the average would-be edible gardener, that the labor and materials for hobbyist gardening will not paint such a thrifty picture as is generally assumed.
By Dan's analysis, the hobbyist food gardener will most likely work the soil in her yard for a final result that makes her time worth roughly $1.57 per hour. But, then Dan notes:
Despite all this, I predict that our median food gardener is quite pleased with the garden for five reasons...
The average food gardener wasn't in it for the money anyway, of course! Why grow your own food, if not for an amazing hourly wage? What are Dan's five reasons?
Read the full article here.