If you want to watch this video in better HD quality, click here. In this video you can see that the hard work is paying off. I finally have a garden bed to finally sow my seeds and seedlings. And I’m still at only $7.00 spent at the time this video was shot. But since this was three weeks ago, I’ve purchased twine and two large tomato plants. So if you read my last post, you know I’m fourteen bucks and change into my budget with at least two months to go.
The ongoing battle is with the clouds and rain. As I write this, it occurs to me that I should have been tracking the total rainfall onto my garden. But I haven’t. All I know is that it’s been a lot! From the two plus inches I collected overnight in this video, to the numerous times I’ve poured out an inch or more from my rain gauge. Even as I type this post on Memorial Day, it is raining outside and the five-day forecast is just more of the same.
On a more upbeat note, at least I’m saving money and time on the watering and the plants are coming along fairly well, all things considered. In the next video, I’ll show you the plants going into the bed as well as the bamboo I harvested to make my pole bean tee pee and critter fence.
Current Expense Count:
Seed starting Mix: 2 bags….$7.00
Twine for bamboo………....$2.27
Two tomato plants…………$5.28
See you back here in a few days.
p.s. Although this video features my using all the wood from the torn down barn, a friend told me about an even better free source of wood the next day. Unfortunately I didn't have my video camera with me when she told me about the source. Since it was close by, I went straight over and nabbed a few (discarded) pices of long boards from their scrap pile. This wood is also very old and untreated. The company (Tobacco Pine) salvages choice wood from old tobacco barns and converts it into hardwood flooring, etc. So the long pices you see in the front of the bed are from there. I still used the old barn wood for the sides.