G’day all, Steve here again with another post from the wonderfully weird world of ’20 dollar garden challenge,’ where everything is as it seems, and nothing is what it is. (Sort of, I’m not sure, I’m just rambling a bit now. Anyway..)
Today I accomplished something small but meaningful, and just as importantly, it was something that contributed to the overall look of the garden WITHOUT COSTING ANY MONEY!!! (And when you’re on a budget of only $20 per week, it’s important to be able to have these sorts of weeks.)
My grand achievement, as it were, was to transplant two small plants that were effectively hidden by other larger plants, and move them to spots in the garden where hopefully they’ll be able to thrive, provide some colour and maybe, in one case, hide an ugly spot when it has grown some more.
It’s great to be able to move the plants around in the garden to try and accomplish some meaningful change, without having to spend money at a nursery, hardware store, etc.
If you’re not aware of the need for me to be strict about what I spend money on while renovating the garden, I’ll let you know about the rules regarding ’20 dollar garden challenge.’
1 The budget for each week of the challenge is, surprise, surprise, $20.
2 I can’t spend any of the budget in advance.
3 If something costs more than $20, it has to be paid off in instalments.
4 Receipts for ALL items, materials, etc, have to be kept and displayed.
5 If I don’t/can’t spend any money in a particular week, I still have to do something in the garden, (for example pruning or removing trees, making a garden feature from available materials/items, or from items I salvage, have donated to the challenge, etc.)
5a If friends or relatives want to help with the challenge, paying them in kind with BBQ and some beer/wine, etc, is perfectly acceptable.
6 CAN’T BUY NEW POWER TOOLS! 😦
7 Have approximately two years to complete the challenge.
(No doubt there may be a bit of tweaking of the rules during the ongoing challenge, but that just makes things interesting I reckon.)
The total budget available at present is $100, so far nothing has been spent to upgrade the garden, just plenty of hard work and sweat.
Hopefully you’re enjoying the progress that I’m making, and you’ve gotten some inspiration or motivation from my deeds. Best of luck with your project, or projects, and let me know how you’re faring.