Overall, I made good progress on my January goals. I defined my 2017 details of my goals in a previous post.
Automate – Success for January
Track time – In progress
Overall, I spent 3.9 hours on gardening in January. I am a little surprised by this number considering January is not a big gardening month. This doesn’t include nonrecurring items like creating the temperature sensor or planning.
Reduce food bill/be frugal – In progress
Savings: The only home-grown produce we ate this month was a few heads of garlic. I priced garlic at the grocery store for $1.09 a head and estimated we ate 3 for a total of $3.27.
Spending: I spent $73.35 on liquid fertilizers.
Overall, my total was $70.08 for January. I did purchase almost all of my seeds in 2016 or before, so I won’t be including the cost for spring.
Healthier eating and little waste – In progress
Healthier eating: Nothing improved here.
Little waste: We didn’t waste any food this month, but we didn’t harvest any either. I will need to look into freezing (my previously harvested) garlic in the near future.
Organic gardening – Success for January
I used peat moss, organic compost, and perlite for the seedlings. I used organic fish, morbloom, and bone meal fertilizers.
Expanding garden – more successful produce output – In progress
My husband is building 10 new garden beds. They are currently in progress.
Experiment along the way and always improve – Success for January
I experimented with my garden room temperature after creating the temperature logger.
Additionally, I created seedling fertilizer to give my seedlings a more successful start.
I tried a new organic treatment for powdery mildew on my laurel bay tree. I will share the results in a future post.
Have you been very successful on any of your goals in January? Are there things you want to continue to improve? I would love to hear what they are in the comments!
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