Back in March 2013 I decided to start spending a certain budget each month on improving the garden (~$100) and then blogging about it here on A Gardener’s Notebook. Of course, as often happens, I immediately got sidetracked and never made it back to the Garden Budget series I had hoped to start — until today!

On Sunday, I headed off to our local nursery to pick up some supplies to move a few projects forward. Much of this will be detailed in my 2 garden-related video series, Container Garden Update and In the garden… You can find all past episodes of these series either here on the blog or in a playlist on my YouTube Channel.

That said, today was a supply run. No new plants were acquired, but I am working really heard at the potting bench to bring on new seedlings and cuttings that will spare us from having to buy new plants.

Garden budget july 2013

I’ll admit that this receipt isn’t very enlightening, but I will break out what we purchased today.

Green arrow july 2013

  • 6 Bags of Planter Mix 2 to help build up the sweet potato/potato bed into a true raised bed
  • 1 bag organic fertilizer for the same bed, as well as the former onion bed, where I will soon be planting something new
  • 1 hose end repair kit for the front yard hose (watch for a coming Garden Tip video showing that repair)
  • Seeds
    • Radish ‘Sparkler’
    • Carrot ‘Parisian’ (for a soon-to-be retrofitted container)
    • Onion ‘Evergreen Bunching’
    • Cauliflower ‘Early Snowball A’
    • Green Beans ‘Blue Lake 274’
I am thinking of putting the green beans and the cauliflower in the newly rebuilt beds and the carrots and radish in some containers. I might mix things up a bit by trying them in both to compare and contrast how well they grow in different situations.
I’ll try to gather as much video as possible as I put these supplies to work. Watch here on the blog and on the YouTube Channel for upcoming content. If you aren’t already subscribed to the YouTube Channel, you can use the widget below to be notified each time I post a video.
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