Came home to many tomatoes, two yellow squash and an eggplant (not pictured). I can't believe that I most likely won't have to buy tomatoes for the rest of the summer. I'm starting to recover my $400 investment in the garden (that's just the cost of the bed that was built-- not the plants, seeds, equipment, gardening books, etc.). I figure it will take a few years to grow enough vegetables to pay for itself. What I'm should really factor in is the wonder, amazement, satisfaction and excitement (minus my fear of bugs) that the garden has given me so far. A lifelong passion has been born-- no doubt!
36 year old mother to 6 1/2 year old Talia, 3 yr old Alex, and 7 month old Shayna. I retired from Pediatric Intensive Care Nursing in 2007. My family moved from Philadelphia to Madison, Wisconsin in July 07. I love to craft, quilt, cook and read. Spending time with my kids is ok too! In the last few years I've gotten into green living by trying to eat local, compost, cloth diaper and garden. As a family we are enjoying exploring Madison and transitioning from being East Coast people to Midwesterners. (Updated 09/10)