How to Save Money Growing Your Own Herbs

Lower the cost of your weekly food shop by growing your own herbs. Follow this guide for some tips and tricks.

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When looking for ways to save money on groceries, herbs are something that can be quite pricey and really add to the cost of our food shops. According to the average UK household cost of food data from NimbleFins, the average household spends around £217 on sauces and herbs a year! With this in mind, a great way to cut costs is by growing your own herbs. Not only is growing your own cheaper overall, but herbs are generally pretty easy to look after, so if you’re new to gardening, it’s a fantastic place to start. Many types of herbs can be grown indoors as well as outside, so if you don’t have a garden, you can still grow them and save money too. 

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Emma Webber

Hi, I'm Emma! I've been working at MyVoucherCodes since January 2022. Before joining the MyVoucherCodes team, I had already been working in the savings industry for a good few years so I have a lot of knowledge on how to be a savvy shopper, and I love sharing my top money-saving tips. 

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