Starting a garden is expensive! Help Please.
My husband and I moved from Ohio to Norman, Ok 3 years ago for his job. After we decided to stay in Ok we bought 20 acres around the Tecumseh/Pink area.
I have always been a city girl and so when I decided to start a garden I watched a lot of Youtube videos and joined Gardenweb. I decided on doing the sheet mulching/lasagna garden.
Last November we built a 15X30 fenced in area and covered it with cardboard and straw. In February we went to Lowes and bought 1200 pounds of top soil, cow manure and peat. It barely covered half of the garden area!
I really want to have a garden, but my husband is REALLY frustrated with how much money we have already spent. Somewhere around $300 on soil, compost and organic amendments. Plus, 10 bales of wheat straw at $7 a piece. He won't help me anymore, because he says it is cheaper to buy the veggies from someone else.
I have a huge amount of seed packets and want to direct sow as much as I can. I did start tomatoes and peppers indoors though.
I really don't know what else to do. Any help or advice on getting a garden going with no money would be so appreciated.
I see all these videos and posts about people getting tree services to dump wood chips and farms with manure, ect. I live in a new place in the middle of nowhere it seems. *sigh*