It’s time to take a look at how much I spent throughout February to help me grow my own food. Monitoring how much food we produce to how much we spend.
Throughout February I have been building an outdoor aviary for the quail. I feel they need somewhere bigger and out of the shed. I came up with a design of the aviary using decking wood which should last a long time. The decking along with the wire mesh and all other little pieces has cost £52.46 during February. I don’t think I will need to buy any more pieces to complete this project. This aviary will also double up as a potting table or somewhere to grow more food.
I did also buy a new drinker which is intended for the quail but can also be used for the chickens too. This cost me £3.54
I bought a few different types of seed potatoes in February from various different suppliers and in different quantities. I am hoping to work out which potato varieties work best for me and keep them for next year. In total, these potatoes cost me £8.80
My day at seedy Sunday cost me £3.00 entrance fee with an extra £4.00 for gardeners question time. I also brought a few seeds while there which cost me ££5.59.
Seaweed feed and compost.
As I like to feed my seedlings with a liquid seaweed feed and had none left. I had to buy another pot of this feed. This cost me £7.99 for an organic feed. This feed might be a little pricey but it is the only feed I buy in.
I also had to buy a couple of bags of John Innes number 2 in order to pot on my seedlings which cost me £7.98 in total.
- Quail cost £56
- seed potato cost £8.80
- Seedy Sunday cost ££12.59
- Seaweed feed and compost cost £15.97
- This brings the total cost for February to £93.36
There we have what we spent this month growing our own in February. Do you keep track how much you spent let me know in the comments below?