Last year, Todd built me a pig-proof garden. The fence was made out of oak planks that Todd got from work for free. Good thing, too, because the nutriet-rich soil we purchased was pretty expensive.
Do you see all the green inside the fence? Those are the weeds that I havent gotten to yet. I have worked several evenings after work for the past couple of weeks and the weeds are still horrendous. I feel like all I do right now is weed.
This is what we have growing right now:
|Lonely Grape Tomato Plant (given to me by a friend)|
|Pea Pods (my first time growing them)|
|One (of two) Pear Tree|
Last year, I computed that the garden cost us over $300 for the soil and supplies needed to build the garden. We did not see a $300 return on investment in my mind with the produce. However, we still have plenty of nurient-rich soil left in a pile to add additional beds in the garden, and there are no other expenses but buying some zuke, cuke and tomato plants.
To read about other frugal gadens, please go to Frugal Gardening 101 at GettingFreedom.net. Happy Gardening!