Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Strawberry Dreams Forever
Out of last month's grocery bill $50 of it went towards buying food bearing plants and seeds for my minigarden. I really don't want to take out a big patch of grass to have a larger garden, nor do I have the energy or time to maintain one so for now there are two long growing boxes and several pots. I planted 10 strawberry plants and they seem to be doing well as I have already harvested 3 medium to large strawberries with many more buds and baby strawberries on the way. Total investment in the strawberry plants was $20 so at this early point in the season each strawberry has cost me $6.66. I am keeping track to see if it is worth it as have never grown strawberries before. I only planted 3 tomato plants this year as they always seem to do really well and we get quite a good yield with just a couple of plants. They are already filled with flowers. I also planted 2 pepper plants, a pot of cilantro and one cucumber plant. The cucumber plant is an experiment as well as I am not sure if they grow well in containers. The strawberry was very tasty by the way.
It is garage sale season and although I haven't blogged about it every Saturday morning Mom and I head out for some scavenging. So far this year I have found loads of great records, some of them quite hard to find and valuable. Others I will save for stock to sell in the fall, all monies going toward our fun fund which is used for fishing and weekends away. I also have bought a few books and knick nacks. I will have to do a garage sale post later this month. Happy Hump Day!