It was a glorious weekend here in Boston, with Sunday's temperature in the 60s. As my daughter turned soil in our backyard vegetable plot, I cleared out the leaves from a few perennial beds. Later I started some broccoli (Fiesta organic) indoors. After having decided to use an organic potting mix, I did happen to find some, though it was only available in a 32-quart bag, more than I think I'll need. If any Minton Stable or other local gardeners need a little extra, they'll know whom to ask. It turns out that the organic soil has an "organic wetting agent;" given what I had read up on before, I thought that expression was an oxymoron. I hadn't gotten around to investigating what that means. Out of curiosity I decided to fill one cell pack with some leftover non-organic potting mix and compare its progress with the other two.
So, to continue my ongoing calculation of the costs of gardening:
Potting soil (w/tax): $9.94
Previous total: $110.98
New total expenses: $120.92