Growing own food 'good way to add money to savings accounts'

People looking to add more to their savings accounts each month could find they have more cash spare if they grow their own vegetables, it has been claimed.

Garden products provider Yates’ senior horticulturalist John Archer told News Limited green-fingered savers could find they have hundreds of dollars a year extra to put into high interest savings accounts.

He noted that there has been an increase in sales of vegetable seeds recently, as Australians catch on to the low-cost way to feed a family.

"I’ve never seen so many workshops on backyard food production, but it’s certainly a good way to save money," Mr Archer commented.

Sharyn Petrzela, a buyer for hardware firm Bunnings, said those looking to truly minimise their expenses should reuse shower and bathwater to keep their gardens looking green.

Earlier this month, eBay spokesperson Sian Gipslis told News Limited that Australians could make as much as $3,000 by selling unwanted items at the online second hand store.

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