Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Garden Update!

So. I took this picture yesterday (I think. Maybe the day before?) I planted these seeds on Friday the 17th - and I counted them today...I have 44 sprouts out of 72 planted. Not bad in 5 days. So I was thinking how this is bargaintastic...

Last year I bought 8 plants at $3.48 a pop - $27.84

This year, I bought one starter tray ($6.97) and 4 packs of seeds for roughly $12. Assume I'm a great gardner, I'll have 72 plants. That makes this whole seed method a whopping 16 2/3 cents a plant instead of $3.48 a plant. That's including the fancy schmancy plant tray I bought at Lowe's! Oh and I bought a little 14 inch ghetto fence to place around the garden at Lowe's over the weekend too - I guess that adds to my gardening price as well. I'll figure that all out some other day...

I love my little seedlings! I wake up each day and look at them and mist them with water. I'm turning into an old lady. By the way, my neighbor who I've secretly waged a garden war with is letting me borrow his power tiller to get my garden nice. That's so nice of him! My compost pile is doing well too. I threw in some old celery and coffee grounds this afternoon, turned it some, saw some worms and think all is going a.o.k. with it. I'm so Earthy this Earth Day!

3 comments:

homeschool mamma said...

of course it's a good bargain!. And even better is growing your own crops. Good for you.
Bev
www.homeschoolgardener.blogspot.com

Paula said...

Great job on the seedlings. I feel the same way, I actually got the same seedling starters...fun aren't they? My seeds started to sprout in two days...my grown daughter and I get such a big kick out of seeing them grow each day....

I saw you joined my blog please leave me comments on gardening and such I would love to hear updates on how your garden is coming along.

Jamie Keifer said...

I'm really curious about the kinds of plants those seeds would grow into. It's amazing to see all the seeds that you've planted have started growing already. You must be such a great gardener.