Last Saturday we put together “The Dirt” for my Square Foot Garden. See my first post HERE.
My hubby created the box a couple weekends ago. He decided to use pre-treated wood for this project. There is some controversy of using it because of the chemicals that are used such as extra copper so its up to you if you want to use it. It will last for many years which is a big benefit. See more information HERE from Home Depot which is where we purchased it.
Seed Starter Kit at Home Depot: $15.98
Strongly suggest stopping at Walmart and picking some up. I saw them discounted down to $6! I might pick up 2 for next year just to have the peat moss starters. Not a bad price.
Cost of box:
2×10-8 Pressure Treated $8.97
2×10-8 Pressure Treated $10.97
4×4-8 Pressure Treated $6.97
1×2-8 Pressure Treated firstname.lastname@example.org = $3.94
1×2-8 Pressure Treated email@example.com = $7.88
4- Finials on clearance firstname.lastname@example.org = $4.00 (Will probably add some deer fencing to keep them out and my hubby thought that having the corners tall we can attach the fencing easier.) These were a great price and they look nice.
3×3 Angle metal mounts email@example.com = $18.24
Cost of Box = $60.97
The cost of the Dirt at Lowes:
5 – 8qt bags of Vermiculite $3.97 each = $19.85 (used only 2 bags so far will add more as I plant)
3.0 Cubic Feet Peat Moss $8.96
1.0 Cubic Foot Leaf Humus Organic Compost $4.78
Humus Muniure Organic Compost $9.98
Leaf Mulch FREE (except gas to get it)
Leaf Compost FREE (side yard)
Cost of Dirt = $43.70
The cost of other Seeds and plants:
I know this is my first garden and we’ve spent quite a bit already.
Marigold yellow flowers $1.25 (Deer don’t like Marigolds)
2 – Sunflower $.20 = $.40 (Walmart)
2 – Carrots $.20 = $.40 (Walmart)
Not sure if this will go in the garden or the front house landscape.
2 – Lavender plants $4.95 each
3 – Mint Plants $2.95 each