Look what we did last night!
My husband and kids planted our front garden, including:
- Heirloom, cherry and Roma tomatoes
- cucumbers (from seed)
- 2 varieties of red peppers
- pole beans (from seed)
Plus, we planted some fresh herbs – basil, dill and rosemary, all herbs I love to cook with, but hate to pay the inflated grocery store prices for. Cilantro and parsley, on the other hand, are only $.95 for a huge bunch at the local grocery – so those I decided not to plant.
What’s this got to do with the “on a budget”ness of this blog? Well, in addition to loving to actually plant, cultivate and harvest our own food with our kids, it can also be a big money-saver. Especially when you eat as many veggies as we do!
So, over the next few months, I’ll be checking back – with an update on how much we’ve spent, how much we’ve saved and hopefully some nice pictures of the bounty.
To date, here’s the financial breakdown of our planting:
Plants & seeds (we planted mostly from seedlings, although you can certainly save money by planting from seeds) – $36.45
6 2-cu foot bags of Cotton Buhr Compost – $27.72
Total – $64.17
Do you plant a garden? What do you like to grow? Are the cost savings important to you?