Battling the Rising Cost of Food: How an Airgarden can Save You Money
In recent years, there has been a steady increase in the cost of food in Australia, most notably with the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables – recent ABS data showed that fruit and vegetable prices were some of the fastest rising in the economy, jumping by 19% year on year from 2021 to 2022, and we were all borking when supermarkets started charging $12 for a single head of lettuce.
These rising food costs have happened for a variety of reasons – increases in the cost of labor, transportation, and raw materials still being felt after years of COVID-19 supply chain disruptions and more recently the war in Ukraine, rising inflation and cost of living, and the impact of natural disasters like flooding and bushfires.
As these costs increase, households are under more pressure to put food on the table. Whilst the initial investment of an Airgarden may feel like a lot, in this article we look at how growing with DIY hydroponics can help you save a considerable amount of money on food costs in the long run. Continue reading below to learn how you can easily get set up with your own aeroponic system and start growing your own food in no time.
Save Money with DIY Systems
Growing your own fruit and vegetables at home will save you money in the long term. Although the initial investment for an aeroponic system may seem steep, it has been estimated that you will get a return on investment in just a few months – the average monthly yield of an Airgarden is $270+. Prices of fruit and veg at the supermarket are only going to keep increasing, so the sooner that you get a DIY hydroponics system set up in your home, the more money you stand to save. Check out this ROI calculator which breaks down just how quickly you'll make your money back by growing your own and saving money on trips to the supermarket.
Save Time by Growing Yourself
Another benefit of growing your own fruit and vegetables with the Airgarden, is that you don’t need to leave your home to acquire your produce. Along with the price of food, the price of fuel is also on the rise. The less often you need to drive to the supermarket to buy produce, the more time and money you will save.
Avoid Supply Chain Issues
The National Food Supply Chain Alliance of Australia, says "long term supply chain issues, including ongoing natural disasters and labour shortages, are set to increase food prices and disrupt availability of produce for the foreseeable future". It says recent threats have laid bare Australia’s food supply chain’s dependencies, risks, and vulnerabilities.
With your own Airgarden DIY hydroponics kit, you can become more self-sufficient and less reliant on increasingly unreliable suppliers by growing an abundance of herbs, leafy greens, vegetables, and flowers on your own balcony or in your own backyard. You will no longer be reliant on supermarkets and farmer’s markets for your produce, instead, simply walk outside and pick what you want from your own hydroponic tower.