I'm wondering if any of you have a system to keep track of cost of production for gardens with polycultures/companion planting arrangements. It doesn't seem quite as easy as keeping track of COP for monocultured beds. Any leads would be greatly appreciated. Timesheet templates especially.
I don't, but I'm sure there are some that do. For me, I just try to get by at a reasonable cost - plant marigold seed instead of buying plants, using seed when I can (for cucumbers, squash, etc) instead of plants, but knowing when it's best to spend a bit for plants, like tomatoes...and buying them again when I plant too early! Usually I can get a decent garden going for less than $10. But I save seed, swap plants, etc. And even if it cost more, I'd still do it - love playing in the dirt!
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