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.
I’ll admit that this receipt isn’t very enlightening, but I will break out what we purchased today.
- 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)
- Radish ‘Sparkler’
- Carrot ‘Parisian’ (for a soon-to-be retrofitted container)
- Onion ‘Evergreen Bunching’
- Cauliflower ‘Early Snowball A’
- Green Beans ‘Blue Lake 274’