Pictured above are K and D. They’re essentially my partners in crime as I strive for better finances, increased life efficiency, and happier living. Over the past month, we lucked out hard and secured rental of a garden plot for only $50/year. It’s small, but it’s already WAY more room than we need. Will it save us more than $50 in a year? Probably not. I’m a garden noob, and I don’t think I’m gonna become The God of All Shallots overnight. Even these bloggers were only able to generate a yield of $47.96, and I know far less. What I’m hoping for here is a healthier hobby. Between gardening and video games, I know which is a better use of my time. Throw in the fact this garden is technically walking distance from our home – 4 kilometres? – and I’ve got a way to stay healthy, a way to potentially save money in the future, and a way to make my cooking habit infinitely more rewarding.
I’m taking it easy and concentrating on shallots this year, though I may enlist my garden-savvy friends to help me out with fresh herbs like cilantro and parsley. I won’t need much room for that, so K and D will be growing too! This is only the beginning of our garden project, but I’ll be offering updates as time goes on. In the meantime, got any tips? Tell us what you know on our Facebook.