I've been reading up a lot this winter on gardening to be better prepared for this attempt. I should really be starting the seeds now, but I'll have to wait until we move in a month.
|Seeds ordered from SeedsNow.com|
So, in the meantime, more learning and planning!
I've really been enjoying the Growing Your Grub podcast. Steve does a nice job of breaking things down into the basics for his listeners. I enjoy his pleasant and authentic speaking style.
I've also been perusing organic gardening articles on Mother Earth News. I figured that since it comes up in my searches so frequently, it must have some relevant tips for me. I didn't originally set out with the intention to garden organically, but I never really even considered using pesticides an option, so I've fallen into it naturally.
Of course... since my dog keeps destroying my work, I haven't had much opportunity to practice. It seems like I finally have devised a way to keep her out that works, once I bought those concrete pavers to put under the gate. I'll be setting up the same arrangement once we move.
I want to garden as inexpensively as possible, since we aren't planning to stay in this next home for more than a year or two. I am going to try to use the soil from the yard rather than investing in raised beds and bringing in purchased soil. I'll keep track of my expenses to share with you.
So far this year, I've spent a total of $10.86 on seeds. :)
As always, I love to get your feedback! Please share your tips for gardening frugally and let me know if there is something in particular that you would like to hear more about.