During the winter, we have remodeled our garden and driveway. We had some wishes, including the following 2: place for a mini-vegetable garden for the wife and room for a berry-corner for me. Both our personal wishes became reality! Once the works were finished, I could not wait to
see eat the results.During May and June, we have seen already some very sunny days. I checked the berry corner from time till time, and then, finally, they were there, our first berries. I was happy and excited.
It is great to see that all the hard work in the garden starts to pay of some results. We now get a return on the investment we make. We could call it a dividend. There is one major difference with real dividends: IT IS NOT PASSIVE! No matter how I look at it, I can not consider this passive income. The garden requires us to work: mow the lawn, get rid of weed, give water, trim 2 a year,… Not that I want to complain: I start to enjoy more and more the garden work. I now mentally cut it into small tasks that I can handle in a hour work. Turns out that I can do that. I just need a plan and execute it (kinda like an investment plan?)
Next to the berries, we also had already some great salad form the garden as well as some ingredients for soup.
Estimated garden dividend
We are expecting still the following items
- more berries: red berries, strawberries, blue berries
- more salad
- some spices
I especially look forward to the walnuts. We decided to replace an apple tree with a walnut tree? Why? They were non eatable apples! why the hell would you put that into your garden? Beats me! (Before you ask: no, we did not plant it, it was there when we bought the house)
Do you have some fruits that you get back from the garden?