Friday, May 1, 2009

Dirty Thoughts

Self Watering Container Mix and Booster Mix
Within the next few days I'll be transferring the tomato plants and eggplants to their permanent home. I'll be using the container mix I bought last year plus a couple of new bags I bought this year. Since the soil from last year will be rather weak I bought some booster mix from to replenish the depleted nutrients. By using this mix I can avoid buying all new soil and, more importantly, I won't have to lug heavy bags of dead weight up 5 flights of stairs! My mover had to do that when we moved here in December. The look on his face when he realized he had to carry garbage bags filled with dirt to the top floor of a walk-up was priceless.

2 Bags of Container Booster Mix: $19.90
2 Bags of Self-Watering Container Mix: $19.90

Running Total: $100.10

Update: apparently I can't count. The rooftop is the 5th floor, so I have to climb 4 flights, not 5, to get there. Pardon my idiocy.

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  1. Now that I would have liked to see. Maybe you should have started a rock garden.

  2. A 5 flight climb would make me think long and hard about any purchase I ever thought I needed to make! You must be a very dedicated gardener. Self watering containers are great though, aren't they? I'll enjoy keeping up with your blog.

  3. Great idea with the container boost! I usually dump the soil into the compost pile every fall and buy new potting mix, which is expensive. Thanks for the tip! I'll have to try this. --Jackie

  4. Hi Wiseacre, I need to keep this guy on my good side. This is the 2nd time he's moved me and I'm sure he'll move me again so no rock gardens for me :)

    Hi Sande, I've gotten used to the climb, but it does make you think really, really hard about any large purchase. I think that's a good thing though, definitely keeps down the clutter.

    Hi Jackie, glad I could help!


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