I picked Genovese basil, Thai basil, and tomatoes from the garden.
We also harvested Thompson’s seedless green grapes and Dorsett Golden Apples.
I picked an aloe leaf from my aloe plant to put on the sunburn I got while I was out watering some things in the garden by hand.
We watched the space station move across the sky on Sunday night.
We enjoyed watching the bats flying over our garden eating bugs at twilight. They circle our garden, flying around and around, like a couple of biplanes doing fancy tricks.
I said yes to some free mirabelle plums from someone’s tree. I had been asked about them just over a year ago (after they were done last year). This year she remembered that we would like them, and she called me to ask me if I wanted them. There were a lot of them!
I returned the empty pots to the nursery for store credit, which I used towards plants for the garden.
I used another $20 off coupon at the nursery for the front yard plants, and a $10 off one as well.
I found places to fit several more edibles into our front garden. I will be planting more plants in those places.
I bought two oregano plants and planted them in between the lemon trees in the front garden.
I also bought a lime tree (on sale) and put it into a pot that I already had. It will sit on top of a valve box in the front yard, turning a non-growing space into a growing space. I saved the elastic tag from the tree to give to a daughter for making a bead bracelet.
I planted euyonomous cuttings into my front garden that I cut for table decorations several months ago and rooted in water.
When the car wouldn’t start, we took it back to Walmart, to have them check the battery that we purchased there (we had to replace the battery in February right after we bought it). The battery was under warranty, so they replaced it for free. (The extreme heat here often kills batteries early). I needed to get a few things at Walmart, so we all went. Even though it’s very close by, every little bit of gas savings adds up.
Some of the things I picked up at Walmart were canning lids (buy 2 boxes get 1 box free, so I was able to get 2 boxes of lids for free) and some pectin (I used a $1 off coupon).
I took the flowers that were still good in the sympathy arrangements that I had and put them in a jar for a new arrangement that lasted us all week.
My husband took the children swimming at his sister’s house.
I planted seeds in the front garden. They are coming up already: Genovese basil, vincas, parsley, and zinnias.
What did you do to save money last week?