Went to Richie Feed and Seed today to get a quote on some soil. We are turning most of our backyard into a vegetable and fruit garden and our soil is a bit questionable (potential contamination) so we are creating some raised beds.
Turns out for the amount of soil we require it will cost us somewhere in the neighbourhood of $800.
I'm sorry? What? Run that by me again... Did you say $800????
<picks herself up off the floor>
I need to come up with a new plan.
I'm thinking of getting a truckload full of compost from the Trail Waste Facility. But I need more than just compost to make me some soil.
I better get investigating because my seedlings are ready to get planted.
Also I bought 3 new tomato plants at the organic farmers' market this morning. One is an heirloom variety called 'Brandywine' and the other two are a yellow cherry variety (not sure of the name) that I know is the most delicious I've ever had because I bought oodles of them last summer at the market.
Ooo and I had a look at my gooseberry plants this morning and they have gooseberries on them! Quite exciting as this is year one for them in the garden so I wasn't expecting them to fruit.