I am by nature a very frugal person, but I am choosing to splurge while beginning my Square Foot Gardening journey. I have $250 in gift money that I have been hanging onto for a while. I just have trouble spending it. $150 of it was given to me specifically to "spend on a whim." That was a few years ago--it is still in the envelope waiting for a whim. Well, my Square Foot Garden is going to be my whim.
I am splurging on ordering my first Square Foot Garden frame directly from Square Foot Gardening. I am choosing the 4' x 8' x 6" frame. I wish it was a little deeper, but most things I have read say 6" is deep enough, so I will give it a try. I thought it would look nice, too, along our white railing in the spot I chose for my first garden.
With my birthday just around the corner I will be asking for "dirt" to fill my garden! So tho I am not looking to do this first garden economically, I will also not be spending any budget money on it -- it will all be gifts. It still makes me nervous to splurge.
Editing to add: I changed my mind. After further research, checking my garden location and discussions with my family I decided on ordering three 4 x 4 frames. Shipping was the least expensive per garden this way (over 2, 4 or 5--I checked them all to see how much a difference quantity made on the shipping costs). With shipping to my part of the country they came to $94 each.