Saturday, March 21, 2009

So, whats this all about anyway?

I've been thinking about it for a while. Weeks of deliberation have lead me to this point. And here I am.

So what AM I doing here, I hear you ask?

The story is rather simple. I live on an average-sized block of land in Sydney's southern suburbs, and you could say I have a bit of space to fill. I've always been interested in growing my own food, but never really got to try it until I owned my own plot. But it was the crappy vegetables you can buy in the stores these days that would ultimately serve as the tipping point.

But just what does this cost? Time and money are valuable commodities, and there just never seems to be enough. I've been working on my garden for almost two years now, and to be honest, I think on average, I haven't had more than three hours a week in my treasured dominion of green. Well, this is the theory I'm going to test, anyway.

For posterity, I'm going to try and keep track of the passing hours, the money spent and the rewards reaped. I'm going to break this into two major sections: Maintenance - weeding, sowing, planting, harvesting, problem solving... you know, all the regular stuff. And Major works - Improvements that aren't recurring. Hopefully this will give us all a better idea of just whats going on here.

Here goes...

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