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April Garden Update
After the Get Rich Slowly Garden Project, I've decided to keep track of how much I spend on my wee little apartment patio garden.

In March, I planted some seeds in Chinese take-out containers, adding some coffee grounds to the soil, as I've tended to do as a sort of quickie nitrogen-rich composting.

I freecycled myself some kitty litter pails for later use as planters, and, when and keeblerx and I visited alderfather, Mom, and Wyatt, I drilled the appropriate holes to use two pair of them as self-watering planters for the tomatoes. I also freecycled myself
a whole mess of seeds.

The freecycled seeds aren't doing so hot in terms of germination rate, but the ones I'd saved from a couple years ago (Roma tomatoes, jalapenos, and habanero peppers) are coming up pretty rapidly, as are the basil & parsley seeds I bought this year. I was a little worried about the habeneros, actually, as they were taking their time, but I have 5 tiny seedlings now, so I'm happy.

After thinning, I have 14 tomato seedlings, 16-ish jalapenos, and 5 habanero plants, a mess of basil and parsley, and two spaghetti squash plants, one a little more enthusiastic than the other. The tomatillas and Anaheim chilies for which eseme brought me the seeds aren't up yet, but I only planted those his past week.

I'm very excited! Now if only it would warm up...

Guesstimating $1 of electricity spent on my grow lamp for the month of March, and $3.50 on spent on seeds and $8.00 on dirt, I've spent $12.50 so far and netted nothing but entertainment.

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coriander From: coriander Date: April 6th, 2009 07:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds cool!

And hey, $12.50 for entertainment isn't bad either. :)
eseme From: eseme Date: April 6th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay, garden!

I'm glad the seeds are sprouting. I said this muc be the year!

*hapy dance*
ice_penguin2000 From: ice_penguin2000 Date: April 7th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
ello, sounds neat. wish I had time to plant. Also my crazy cat loves eating plants, she would be perfectly happy eating a salad.
lissa_dora From: lissa_dora Date: April 7th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

My cat eats plants, too, but I have all my seedlings on a table which is about exactly the size of my seedling trays & my grow lamp, so they can't get up there easily.
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