Then I realized I had overlooked a couple of seeds that I wanted. Like watermelon. All of that garden space just BEGS for watermelon. How could I not get some watermelon seeds? We also didn't have enough okra seeds, so a little $ helped there.
Finally, the tomato seeds I started indoors all bit the dust. I didn't get home as early as expected when I started hardening them off outside. Too much wind when they were still fragile = poor little droopy plants that just couldn't hang on. So I bought a tomato plant while I consider buying more.
All of this means the garden is now The
I utilized my resources! The composter had a small amount of soil ready to be used, and I've included used coffee grounds and chinchilla poop in the garden already. But have you ever seen how tiny chinchilla poop is? I needed more. Fortunately I have a friend with cows, and he's been aging cow manure for the past few years. His small garden doesn't need much, so he told me to come get all that I wanted. Score!
Also, I read about how Native Americans buried fish near the corn seeds. I don't know if it's true or an old fable, but we're going to give it a try. We have a friend who fishes, and he gave us the heads and guts.
I found a local landfill that offers free mulch on specific days, and they'll even load it for you. My only hesitation is not knowing if there are pesticides, herbicides, or other chemicals involved. I want as organic of a garden as I can have. I'm planning to use the landfill mulch around the rose bush and trees.
The berries are the only other thing I've mulched so far.
A tree recently rotted and fell in the nearby woods. Hello wood chips! I placed newspaper around the little raspberry plants, with wood chips on top of the paper.
And that's it for now. We spent almost $10 on the garden and are ready to watch it grow, hopefully providing an abundance of produce.
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