It is not that you save any money by growing your own. It is actually a lot of work and also expensive if you want to buy good plant food and good mulch. However, it is not to save many that growing vegies is important. It is just the joy of seeing things grow and then eating them. Do you know the difference between a shop bought tomato and one picked ripe from the garden? The difference is the taste. There is nothing that can beat a sun ripened tomato.
I am now making my decisions for next year. I will plant a few tomatoes, but most will be beans. I would really, really like to get a good crop of beans. What I did have, which seRved me for three meals, was so good. Next year I will plant about twenty plants and see how I go.
Strawberries should be better too, with the plants' second year, but I doubt I will try for pumpkins again. It took a lot of water and food and I did not get a single pumpkin. The other vegetable that I always grow is silver-beet. It is so good, those large green leaves which are adaptable to any kind of dish. It must count among my favourite foods.
Planning for next summer will take my mind of the coming cold weather, which I really don't like.