Friday, December 5, 2008

Get Rich Slowly

Here are a couple of pieces from The first is an autobiographical blog from 2008, the second a guy in boulder makes a mess in the front (what use to be) yard, not quite sure what he was thinking, what if it rained that would be mess, and the last link is on finances.

Gardening 101: Plan Today for Summer Success

The Rise of Suburban Farming

The Year-Long GRS Project: How Much Does a Garden Really Save?

I know what I get out of my garden. A few years ago I ‘did the math’ for a couple years and the garden was worth roughly $14.50 per square foot to me. I make extensive use of [TALL] trellises and trellising varieties (climbing beans, indeterminate tomatoes, vine-forming [as opposed to bush-forming] versions of cucurbits. Each is planted directly beneath the trellis with companion plants surrounding them. (PS, for a great slicer tomato, try “Mortgage Lifter” … but only if you have an outlet for the excess!)

There are, as others are noting, just a ton of things to consider. I’ve done enough math to convince myself that my time in the garden is actually worth more per hour than my time at my former job.

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