Monday, March 29, 2010

The Garden

Unfortunately, I have no pictures of my garden as of yet. I had intended to document it from the beginning, but a dead camera and misplaced charger have other ideas. So far, almost all of my planters have germinated and moved out into the sunlight. They'll stay there for another month until after the last frost. The cell trays cost $15 (mostly for shipping; the trays were $0.89 each. The seeds ran me $1 per pack for a total of $10.

The beds are done and the soil has been added. The compost is composting and I'll probably add it as mulch as a top layer, since it's not going to be done in another month. It definitely attracts some serious worms though, so that's good. The soil was about six square yards of topsoil with humus added, which came to around $200. Fantastic deal; I wasn't footing the bill for that one, though, so I didn't get a chance to check it out. We'll find out come spring if it's good quality, or if weeds start sprouting.

So my total right now is $225 so far for the whole thing, and the topsoil is a one-time buy. Time invested for me is about five hours, but I didn't get to finish leveling and building the beds myself.

Hopefully, I'll have pictures up by next post.

For anyone interested, my total cost so far is $240. $200 went to topsoil with humus added for the garden beds, of which we got about six square yards and have some left over. The remaining $40 was for seeds and cell trays.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Yay! My first purse and wallet.... thing!

Well, I finally finished the wallet (more like a credit card organizer) that I made with the scrap fabric from my purse, and just finished posting them both on Etsy. They were a lot of fun to make, considering how much easier they were to sew than clothing (the only thing I've made in the past). Now it's late and I'm tired, so I'll get straight to the pictures.

Let me know what you think. =] I'm pretty pleased with them.