I added one final Giant Marconi pepper at $3 which brings my total up to $451. I'm done. Really. I can quit any time! On the flip side, we've had two more salads out of baby spinach and thinned out romaine so the per-meal cost has dropped to a mere $150.
Instead of being busy planting things I spent the weekend being busy worrying about things. It turns out that most of my green bean seeds rotted during the cold so I replanted quite a few instead of starting a second two foot by two foot plot. And then I noticed that while most of the seeds that sprouted are doing great two or three appear to have had the cotyledons eaten off. And then I noticed that some of the melon plants that I started early and transplanted have great leaves but dried-out and wrinkled stems. Is this normal? Not being sure I planted a couple seeds in each of these worrisome mounds just in case.
* Or so I thought. We'll see what happens with those melons.