Monday, March 5, 2012
How Much Does a Garden Grow? February
Expenditures, of course, are outpacing harvest this time of year. I spent $3.99 on potting mix, $31.00 on seeds, and $3.49 on seed potatoes. These potatoes are just organic potatoes from the grocery that I now have sitting in a box in a sunny part of my dining room, and I'm pleased to say that they are developing little roots and have turned a nice shade of green, so I think they will be ready to plant on St. Patrick's Day, as is the tradition.
My seedling peppers are not doing wonderfully, so I think I'll put in some more seed to see how many peppers I can get started. That said, I usually plant way too many peppers for our needs, so this might be an excuse to use one or two of my large containers for another plant. I had some luck last year with container tomatoes, so that is a possibility, as is the idea of a container potato.
Meanwhile, we have been fighting a mite infestation on the dwarf apple trees, but I think we have it in hand. Mr. FC&G has started broadforking the garden in preparation for putting up the greenhouse this week. Gardening has begun in earnest.
2012 Tally to Date
0.125 lbs. harvested
$1.00 value of harvest
-$116.31 loss to date
Posted by Jennifer Lorenzetti at 9:40 AM