Tax season is tough for most small business owners, right? I know it is for me. Paying the government, along with an accountant, is a lot for a business that consists of 2 people (myself and my husband). As such, our finances are a bit tight. We’ve had to put some things on hold. I haven’t been baking as much, we haven’t been able to finish the details on our garden construction, and we haven’t been able to buy more soil.
It’s planting season, and we have terrible soil. So a few days ago we just went ahead and transplanted our peppers and tomatoes anyway, right into it. What else can we do? We can’t just wait until it’s economical to spend another $100 on soil. We’ll attempt to grow in it this year, and see what we get. By next spring, we’ll have plenty of compost to mix in, and that will help.
Since we’ve never gardened before, it’s been overwhelming us. Of course, if we had started small it would have been easier. My husband is not the start small type. He likes to go full on into everything he does. This causes frustration sometimes, but more often than not it gets us into a good place quickly.
The point of this is that we were so counting on having funds to complete the entire project, that when business slowed and we had to pay out a lot of money all at once, we didn’t have a plan B. Instead of just planting in the soil we had, we waited. Instead of starting seeds early, we waited. Now we’re just planting in the shitty soil anyway, and we should have done it a month ago. Bah.
Anyway, here we are. Planting our seeds indoors tomorrow, hoping to just move them outside into their home when they seem strong enough to hopefully handle the clay and rocks that I’ll move them to. I don’t know when that will be, but I’m hoping it’s only 3 weeks.