Garden Update: March 27, 2013

Today I am planting a flat of tomatoes and peppers. Last weekend I went to the local seed swap and picked up some seeds for this season. Having the seed swap has meant that I have payed almost nothing for seeds over the last few years, probably saving hundreds of dollars. I think last year I spent $70-100 for straw and manure to be delivered. Watering the garden probably cost us $10 a month over the summer. It would be easy to spend hundreds on gardening each year, but with careful planning I have been managing to keep expenses down while still harvesting lots of fresh food.

Here’s what I planted today:

  • Stupice
  • Early Girl VF
  • Fantastic
  • Principe Borghese
  • Sunsets Red Horizon
  • Oregon Spring
  • Beefsteak
  • Gypsy
  • Rutgers
  • Rio Grande
  • CA Wonder pepper
  • an unmarked sweet pepper
  • Paprika
  • Marconi Red

 

 

One thought on “Garden Update: March 27, 2013

  1. drfugawe

    You are braver than I, in accessing what it costs you to garden – I’m quite sure if I did so, I’d find that I’d do much better buying all I grow at the local market. But I do know that I don’t garden to save $$$, but for the pleasures it brings – and that’s worth far more than $$$.

    Here’s hoping you have a happy gardening year.

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