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[May. 6th, 2011|12:01 pm]
Verminius Rex
 Got fill dirt around the hoop house base, then got substrate mixed and in one bed before I ran out of vermiculite and very low on peat moss. I'll run out and get another bag of each to finish later tonight or tomorrow. Whenever someone says "Wow, you must save a bunch of money on food with that garden!" I know they haven't set up a garden in awhile. Once its up and running, sure, but just the hoop house foundation is about $100 of cedar lumber, probably another $100 between vermiculite, peat moss and compost, and however much the wood mulch around it is going to run. Sure, I'll enjoy my fresh veggies, but I see it as an edible hobby rather than a money saver. Although once its' set up, next year's expenses are seeds/plans, another load or two of compost from the city ($10/truckload), and another load of woodchips for around the garden. 

Time for a bath, I look like something that dug it's way to freedom from a compost heap.