my haul of greens, herbs, and veggies has now exceeded my $30 annual rent on the plot. And if you consider that I would have "probably" grown elsewhere (my yard), and spent the same money on seed and plants, plus another $25-50 on compost and manure, then, once again, I've made my money back. You can see my progress by clicking here, or by clicking on the tabs for "community garden" or "gardening" at the end of this post.
I'm having a similar experience with my Bee Balms this year. The varieties planted in my yard - Jakob Kline, Raspberry Wine, and Fireball, are all suffering or dead. The variety (Pink Supreme-photo above) that was planted in high quality soil in my garden is growing like crazy - I look forward to splitting the plant this fall!
Thanks for stopping by & checking out the garden!