Second, it doesn't account for the $40 to $50 you have to pay just to walk into the door of a BJ's Warehouse Club, Costco Wholesale or Sam's Club. "You've got to sit down and do the math," says Steve Economides, coauthor with his wife, Annette, of Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half. "In one year, you'd have to spend a heck of a lot of money to make back $45."
You can build an 8-foot-square garden bed in less than an hour, using eight 8-foot-long sections of pressure-treated lumber, screws, construction adhesive, and landscape adhesive. Using a saw and a drill, cut pieces to size and secure them together. Add landscape fabric to the base to prevent the growth of messy-looking weeds. Related: How To—Build a Raised Garden Bed
This summer, a young woman was brutally raped and killed in a neighborhood very close to mine. The tragedy was covered by all the local news stations, and a reward totaling in the hundreds of thousands was eventually raised in hopes of finding her attacker.