June has come and gone. I bought a lot of dirt, but I really think I'm done buying dirt. I also have the consolation that, since most of my garden is in pails that have handles and lids, I can easily move & reuse this dirt next year.
My garden, though it has netted no actual harvest yet, is getting hella big.
That's most of it. I'm pretty proud of the fact that almost every container there is scrounged. And, yes, I know it looks it. I've grown used to the bright yellow buckets.
That's my ever-reaching spaghetti squash at night
And that's my biggest tomatoes. I grew those from seed!
More pictures here.
This month, we bought a mint plant, a half-dozen each parsley and basil (1/2 to go in Eugene's garden), and chives, rounding out our herbs. I'm still giving away a couple of the tomatoes and a pepper, so the garden will shrink a little, but I've still got quite a few plants! Come August and September, I believe we will be swimming in tomatoes.
Dirt this month was about $35, plants were about $10.
Guesstimating $1 of electricity spent on my grow lamp for each month, $5.00 on spent on seeds, $17.00 on plants and $44.56 on dirt (and a time-release fertilizer), I've spent $69.56 so far. And I think the spending is done! (Cross fingers).