I am glad green-thumb runs in the family. Here's a plump gourd produce freshly cut from my Uncle's backyard. I always like homegrown produce like healthy and fertilizer free fruits and vegetables. We keep a little garden at home also and at times we plant some vegetables like bitter gourd, okra and red chili. In the sense that not only you can get them fresh from your backyard, you can also save a portion of your budget.
Make use of your spare land or space to grow produce. You can save financially and you can also help save the environment in your own little way.