April 23, 2012

Gardening is expensive...



Well, it took several weekends but I think the yard and garden are done. Straw is in all the beds, front and back, day lilies and irises were added to some beds, hibiscus and canna were planted down the fence, and of course the steps and raised bed were built. Obviously I had very little to do with most of that. I was able to handle the planting of the herbs and veggies though:

Herb garden - mint, basil, rosemary and thyme

Raised bed - mint, watermelon, 4 kinds of bell pepper, 2 kinds of sweet peppers, eggplant, okra, 3 kinds of tomatoes and cucumber


I'm glad it's all finally done. And we only need to grow about $400 worth of stuff to break even. 

15 comments:

Miss Caitlin S. said...

i bet!! i can only imagine that it is expensive. i must say though, everyone I know who has these raised beds LOVES their veggies. and I love going to visit them and enjoying them too :)

The Wearwithal said...

It is but it pays off in the end!

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Closet Fashionista said...

Yay!!! My parents got me some flowers that I need to plant in the TINY area in front of the house I rent, haha...we'll see when I get to that XD
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Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

gardening stresses me out. i was never good at it....glad we moved into a building!

Kayla Boyle said...

Good for you with the whole gardening thing. My hands kill everything the moment I touch it.

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Couture Carrie said...

Wow! And I thought the produce at Whole Foods was $$!!

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Fashion Meets Food said...

Gardening definitely is expensive, but it pays off in the end. Plus the backyard looks pretty. xo

Torrie said...

this totally made me (and ryan, who i just read it to) laugh... because it is SOOOOO TRUUUUE.

(we were apparently wrong in assuming that gardening *saves money)

Jessie said...

hahahaha I am the 5th generation in a greenhouse business... I know what you mean :)))


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Josie said...

Honestly, I have the worst green thumb. Like, nonexistent. I bought an herb plant over the weekend and I'm pretty sure it's dead already.
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Bonnie said...

Mr. A is starting to get excited about gardening. I think this is his first time doing it. I don't expect it to go well.

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SACRAMENTO said...

It looks wonderful.
No gardens around here, just flower post, too hot in summer.
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Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

It all looks so beautiful! My parents practically live off their vegetable garden in the summer–it'll definitely pay for itself!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

It's looks great! Congrats at getting it done! :) xoxo

Elle Sees said...

well it looks nice!! :) haha
total brown thumb over here