Thursday, May 2, 2013
How Much Does a Garden Grow: April 2013
Oh my gosh, y'all, I am so excited! The garden is making money!
With $200.44 in initial seed and plant expenses, we probably have a bit more to come in the negative column. I need to get basil plants, a rosemary plant to replace the one I accidentally killed this winter, and no doubt a few other things that I just have to try. But I think the expenditure part of the year is nearly over.
In the positive column, you can see that in April we brought in 2 oz. of potatoes, 3 oz. of leeks, and 5.5 oz. of greens, for a total of 10.5 ounces and a store value of $4.05. Wheee!!! Now we're starting to make some money.
The reality is, I do consider this my summer job. Even though we are currently sitting $196.39 in the hole, I am looking forward to a day very soon that we are in the positive column. I believe that took until mid-Summer last year, but I have my fingers crossed it will be much sooner this year. Early positive indications include a fairly wet spring, so there is a lot of moisture in the ground, and a wonderful compost year, so I am able to put fresh finished humus on all of my garden beds.
What are you harvesting right now?
Posted by Jennifer Lorenzetti at 3:27 PM