Although the timecard at work tells me that today is February 29, it is definitely March and since this month is coming in like a lion (snow on the ground, cold weather, etc.), I hope the cliche that this month will go out like a lamb is true.
There are a couple of things that I’m looking forward to this month – Future Husband and I are going to be married in a little less than two months and we’re trying to tie off some loose ends; I have a bridal shower scheduled for the middle of this month – and while I’m slowly warming to the idea of all things bridal-related, I’m more excited that springtime means … gardening!
JD at Get Rich Slowly has had an ongoing series that chronicles JD and his wife’s garden project. They are long-time hobby gardeners and have been changing their approach to see how much savings they net by harvesting their own crops.
Last year, I experimented with some container gardening to see what would work and ended up with what I jokingly told my friends was the “garden sponsored by Tidy Cat” because I reused the buckets from my cat’s litter. I also reused some other plastics from the recycling bin, creating something of an eyesore of a container garden. This year probably won’t be much different, except I want to expand my tomato kingdom (ultimate goal would be to eventually be able to can/freeze what I harvest from my gardens) and I’m going to try and do some more stuff to enhance our yard’s landscaping.
It’s March, toward the middle of the month I’m going to start my tomato plants from seed (I’m inordinately proud of how I grew last year’s plants from seed) and I’m also going to hit the library to find out some information about a couple perennials that I’m thinking about putting in our yard.
Like JD, I’m going to try and keep a spreadsheet that will track how much I spend and how much I reap from my garden project. I know that are going to be some upfront expenses that we will need to shell out (I’ve already asked FH if some of our wedding money can go towards landscaping), but I’m looking forward to what FH and I gain from gardening.
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