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Purchases, Money Coming, and Garden Planning

January 21st, 2020 at 06:58 am

I made two ebay purchases today totaling $102.43. Quite a bit is shipping, but with ceramic and glass that's a given. They have to wrap it thickly and individually. I have a discontinued dinnerware pattern that I have been slowly adding to as I find semi-reasonable prices. They are never going to be completely reasonable since you can't get it anywhere but the used market, but these ones were much better prices than I've been seeing. I have been watching for about two to three years.

So I got the salt and pepper set (light wear on the bottoms) and 8 16 oz tumblers that had never been used. I have been searching for the glasses a lot longer than the salt and pepper set. I used to have four but they all got broken over the years. I would like to get 4 more after these come if I can find a decent price. They have more, but not with reasonable prices. The glasses will only be for special occasions, not for every day use. This comes out of the household budget.

I got my Costco membership 2% back certificate today. It is for $89.69. I also got an email today saying my Costco credit card rewards check was coming as well, which will be $415.54. That's a total of $505.23. The Aerogarden Farm Plus XL

Text is and Link is costs $499.95 so that will be enough to cover it without dipping into my upcoming birthday money. Since I am downsizing my outdoor garden due to my autoimmune diseases making it hard for me to do things, I will be growing lettuce and herbs and a couple cherry tomato plants inside this year. Maybe a cucumber as well or a jalapeño plant.

The outdoor garden will be down to 3 raised beds and have strawberries, green onions, my big rosemary plant, zucchini, radishes, and peppers. Maybe kohlrabi. We may grow green beans in the ground, but I am just not sure. I will still have my bee balm, yarrow, echinacea and calendula in the trash barrels. Then they are contained but still have plenty of root room. They are all spreaders so if not contained will take over. But they are my favorite for making a mixed herbal tea.

I still want to grow what I can however I can despite my limitations. Fresh veggies are so important and this way I can have them year round, too. I have had a good experience with the smaller system and the fertilizer is organic. And I can grow all the lettuce I need without worrying about recalls and food poisoning, plus have a bigger variety than what is available in the supermarket. One day all I may be able to do is grow inside from a wheelchair, but hopefully that is a long, long way off.

4 Responses to “Purchases, Money Coming, and Garden Planning”

  1. LifeBalance Says:

    That AeroGarden is really cool. I wish I had your green thumb! If I tried that I know I would spend lots of money and kill the plants. Or grow plants that produce nothing! So I just stick to the CSA for my weekly box of veggies.

  2. Lucky Robin Says:

    It is, isn't it? I've been wanting it for a year or so now.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    That Aerogarden sounds really neat. I have hesitated in buying lettuce and salad in a bag because of the multiple recalls. I think you have the right idea.

    What dish pattern are you collecting? I know certain kinds are really hard to find. I like Blue Willow and for every day use we use the stuff from Churchhill == dishwasher safe, but I do have some that are hand wash only for special occasions.

  4. Lucky Robin Says:

    It's Blue Velvet Roses. It's just Corelle and not fancy China, but it is very pretty and I love it. I have my grandma's China, but it is too heavy for me to use much. I drop things because of nerve damage and RA in my hands and wrists. The lighter they are, the easier to grip for me so the Corelle is perfect. And this pattern looks a lot fancier than most of theirs.

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