almost every vegetable are so expensive now

@hotsummer (13837)
Philippines
August 25, 2023 5:25pm CST
I wanted to eat a lot of vegetables . . planning to buy those vegetables that are in season which can be cheaper. but upon checking the prices at the groceries. almost everything is like astronomically high. if i buy like kilo of each kind like carrots , sweet potato, potato, bell pepper. tomatoes. that's like $25. already. a kilo of each is $3.50 at least. others are like $4-$5 . i use a lot of vegetables when i cook meat and also when i i make vegetable salads. if I will eat daily then those will just last a few days only. i need to buy that much twice a week at least. thats $50 weekly for veggies. then of course i do need to buy meat and fish also and other lines of groceries. so those expenses add up.
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@gcwrites (679)
• United States
26 Aug
I am growing my own. i started in spring. I planted some red and some Yukon gold potatoes. I got one small harvest in, the rest will be done soon. My carrots didn't do well, nor my onions. I just planted some green beans and brocoli. The green bens are doing well, the brocoli is only growing where there are shady areas. i will learn from that mistake and do it right next time. I just ordered a bunch more seeds, of all types. Organic heirloom seeds so they will turn true to type. As opposed to the hybrids. I also got some microgreen sprouting seeds,a nd I plan to have a perpetual microgreen garden on my windowsill, even in winter. So Much cheaper, and healthier this way
@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
26 Aug
do you use fertilizer. i have tried tomatoes but it didn't last long enough. just after a month it withered. i want to plant onions but with your experience, I don't think I'll be successful with it as well. I'm amazed how well you grow broccoli. I wish i can also. maybe you have a big garden to plant veggies. what kind soil do you plant them
@gcwrites (679)
• United States
26 Aug
@hotsummer My garden is about 6 feet by four feet, in my back yard, plus I have potatos in 4 grow bags, a couple of large pots, and a front yard box thats about 6 ft by 1.5 ft. I don't use any fertilizer besides compost and compost tea, which I make myself. The compost tea is just this- I use any water that I boil veggies, eggs or pasta in (cooled down) , rice rince water, and I also will let banana peels soak in a bowl of water for two days, for my potatoes(calcium) All kitchen scraps, yard clippings, shredded paper, leaves etc go in th e compost pile My soil is just regular sandy soil(I live by the beach) with compost mixed in, about half and half. For the front planter box, I started a cold compost layering system a couple o fyears ago, and it's beautiful and rich now. I just started layering card board, on the bottom, then whatever copost incredients I had whenever I had something to put in there. I want quicker compost now, so I turn it once a week or so, and water it. If you want to grow brocoli, make sure it's in a shady area.
@gcwrites (679)
• United States
26 Aug
@hotsummer i also use wood ash from my wood stove for the potatoes, I just sprinkle a bit on the soil around the plants once in a while
@LadyDuck (466074)
• Switzerland
26 Aug
Bell peppers and zucchini are very cheap. Tomatoes are expensive, but I have plenty in the garden.
@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
28 Aug
wish i can grow tomatoes but i always failed. it didn't survive too long.
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@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
28 Aug
@LadyDuck . i guess you don't use chemical fertilizer which commercial produce usually have here
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@LadyDuck (466074)
• Switzerland
28 Aug
@hotsummer My tomato plants are healthy and I harvest many tomatoes every year.
@AmbiePam (87741)
• United States
26 Aug
The main vegetable I buy is mini carrots, and so far the bags of those I buy are still reasonable. I saw the biggest price hike in asparagus, but I didn’t even bother to look at the tomatoes. We’ve all heard how high they are.
@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
26 Aug
surprised that it's pricey now also in your country. sky is that.
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@Raine38 (12257)
• United States
25 Aug
I am not surprised, prices of everything are going up. If only our salaries and wages are going the same direction.
@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
26 Aug
yes after several typhoons. I'm waiting for prices to go down hopefully again
@db20747 (43445)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
25 Aug
Yes, the price of every thing is triple! Going to have to manipulate the budget
@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
25 Aug
it makes me think of I can grow some on my garden. i have one planted bitter gourd now. it' has flowers already. i see onecot two small vegetable already. very small. maybe a month or two i can harvest some
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• India
26 Aug
This is the case here too and its tough to choose a new veggie daily as almost all cost more than 1 dollar per kg
@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
26 Aug
its $4 here per kilo. i think yours is still good price
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@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
28 Aug
@Butterfingers but then your veggies are very cheap before though the price now is more expensive. but still more affordable than here.
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• India
26 Aug
@hotsummer Its more as compared to the price we used to get earlier and I guess its due to too much rain that has made the matters worse