Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Garden Progress

I was able to purchase a flat of vegetable plants from a local greenhouse for $14.99!  I am not sure what the going rate is, but I thought this was a great deal. 
For $14.99, we got:

  • 15 tomato plants (grape, medallion, roma and beefstake)
  • 4 zuke plants
  • 3 eggplant (my first year growing these)
  • 3 sweet banana peppers (first time)
  • 3 yellow peppers (first time)
  • 3 unknown (I lost the tag between the greenhouse and home)
I was able to plant the tomatoes last night before the rain came, and I am so thrilled that I did!  I still have to weed one of the beds, but I hope to do that this week.  Slow and steady so I dont get burnt out.  

Next year, to avoid the weeds, I am going to do what Becky does on Becky's Homestead.  If you are interested in homesteading, she has great vlogs.  When I found her, it took about a week to get through all of her vlogs.

The only other thing to do right now is to plant the rest of the vegetables, plant my greenbean seeds and squash seeds, and watch everything grow!

So far this year, I have spent less than $20 on vegetable plants and seeds.  I spent $18 on strawberries that I think I killed (for the second year in a row!)

I am linking up with Frugal Gardening 101 for this post. Please, come join us!
What do you have in your garden?


  1. First of all, thank you so much for stopping by and commenting (and following!). I truly appreciate it.

    The best price I have seen in Neb. for a flat was $9.99, but that was a special sale. I think you did fine.

    My seedlings are still too small to transplant, but I have a few tomatoes, a cuke, peppers and lots of herbs.

    I'll be looking forward to following along to see how your garden grows. :)

  2. That's a great deal. I've not seen mixed flats for sale around here, and actually plant prices seem pretty high to me. I'm learning how to start my own plants and have done fairly well, but I still like direct sowing best!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. You will love getting your own eggs, no matter what breeds of chickens you have!

  3. Looks like your off to a good start! Can you get pictures of the plants your "not sure of cause you lost the tags"? Maybe we can help you identify them.

    Thanks for stopping by Cloud 9 Ranch blog. Our strawberries are doing very well, considering the hail we have had this year. I was worried the storms would destroy the plants.

  4. That is a GREAT deal! I spent about $20 on tomato plants alone, and that was after my sorry attempt to start them from seed. Frustrating.

    I love being frugal, too, and will check back here! Thanks for stopping by Green Acres!