This post is part of a series of blog posts, where we shall be keeping track of how much I spend growing my own.
Its that time of the year where the council requires its rent for the allotment. My 2 plots cost me £68.00 for the next year. To be fair I think that's a pretty decent price considering that covers the water use as well as maintenance of the field and fencing.
Normally I have bought a pack of woodchips to use in bedding for the chickens and quail for a couple of quid. This month, however, I happened to come across a very large pack of woodchip which should last a few months. This pack cost me £6.30 but should make a saving throughout the year.
I bought some onion seed packs this month. Onion seeds always need to be fresh seeds so any left over from last year are no good. I bought a pack of Alisa crag and a pack of red baron. These will be sown over the coming weeks and planted down the allotment. These cost £4.28.
Total costs for December.
Allotment costs £68.00
Poultry costs £6.30
If you have anything to add please comment below. Do you have any ideas for saving more money growing your own? let me know.