Here is a rough estimate of the cost:
$25 plot rental
$30 to have a guy rotatill it
about $40 in seed and plants
$20 in supplies (tomato cages, trellis for peas, peat pots, soil, etc.)
About $115 all together
Approximately what I got off of the garden:
2 meals of peas
3 meals of beans
1 meal of potatoes
8 tiny onions
4 small butternut squash
6 large freezer bags of carrots - this was my most successful crop
2 cucumbers - and they were horribly misshapen
Zucchini - they had crossed with a winter squash that was planted nearby and so they were seedy and had hard skins
A very small amount of tomatoes - some Sungold Cherry tomatoes and about 20 Roma's & regular tomatoes.
2 teeny tiny red peppers
The spinach bolted before I had a chance to pick any of it. The cantaloupe, one of the watermelon, one zucchini, and two cucumbers I had planted all died. The watermelon plant that survived was only just flowering this week when I pulled it out, as were the remaining cucumber plants.
I realize that I was not as attentive as I could/should have been this summer, but it still didn't account for the poor harvests I was getting off of my plants, particularly the tomato plants. In Castor I planted these same tomatoes and had such enormous crops that in 2009 I made a double batch of salsa, a batch of green tomato chow, a double batch of ketchup and froze two large Tupperware containers of oven roasted tomatoes that I use in soups, sauces, scrambled eggs, sandwiches and almost anything I can think to put them in.
|Half Roma tomatoes, scoop out seeds & pulp, brush with olive oil,|
sprinkle with salt & pepper and roast at 200° for 3 hours.
That is very frustrating, Alison! :( It's one thing if the weather, etc. is the culprit...but when you see the deer doing it & they don't even react to you, that is VERY frustrating!!! I'd say get some large containers next year & 'go for it'. In the meantime, hit the Farmers' Market on Saturday or the greenhouses & get some fresh veggies for the freezer!!ReplyDelete
Every gardener really hates a sudden weather change. Sorry to hear from your garden last year. Hope this year everything will be fine. God Bless.ReplyDelete
Hi Alison, may I contact you via email? I couldn't find a way to contact you on your blog, and I'm not on twitter. I found your blog while researching moving to / living in Medicine Hat, and would really appreciate asking you a few questions! Thanks!ReplyDelete
I think that most of your questions could be answered by checking out the links to the right of this post under "Medicine Hat Links" or looking at the City of Medicine Hat's website which is full of helpful information about the city. Here is the link to that site: http://www.medicinehat.ca/Delete
Thanks, I've seen those links but figured that they are obviously all trying to portray the city in a good light! I wanted to hear personal opinions from people who live there or have lived there recently. Is the city developing/changing positively/growing quickly, would you say? I'm assuming you really enjoy living there since you moved back! What would you say is the best and worst part about it?ReplyDelete
What do I love about Medicine Hat? There are so many things. Probably the biggest influence on us living here is the fact that both sides of my family live in the area, which became more important when we had kids.ReplyDelete
The city itself is beautiful. The topography with the coulee's, the river and creeks make for a visually interesting city. There are beautiful old neigbourhoods with brick and sandstone houses and large trees. The city & government buildings are very attractive and well-kept. We have an abundance of city parks and recreational facilities. The schools are excellent and there are many specialty program options for your children if you are interested in that sort of thing.
The city isn't too large, so it's easy to get around and traffic isn't usually an issue. The city has all the amenities you could want and if you need more variety when shopping, it's not far to travel to Calgary for a shopping day-trip.
Medicine Hat is a relatively inexpensive city to live in, approximately 20% cheaper than the other major cities in Alberta, however you may be limited in finding a good-paying job as it also has the highest number of low-paid workers in Alberta.
I don't feel like crime is out of control here, especially compared to other cities the same size.
If you are really interested in living here, I would recommend a visit to the city to check it out. I would say that the links on the side give a pretty accurate depiction of the city.
Thanks!!! Crime and safety was something I was wondering about.ReplyDelete
One of probably the most widespread forms of gambling involves betting on horse or greyhound racing. Wagering could take place through parimutuel pools, or bookmakers could take bets personally. Parimutuel wagers pay off at costs determined by assist within the wagering pools, whereas bookmakers pay off either on the odds offered on 코인카지노 the time of accepting the guess; or on the median odds offered by monitor bookmakers on the time the race began. Casesars CZR, -0.70%Chief Executive Tom Reeg said in a convention name Tuesday that the digital business, which includes online sports activities betting, reported constructive Ebitda — or earnings earlier than curiosity, taxes, depreciation and amortization — in October. The push into that measure of profitability arrived 12 months ahead of schedule, he said.ReplyDelete