- Worm Farm: $100
- 2000 worms: $100
- 150 pots (ugly but cheap): $15
- Random other pots (nice ones): $100
- 40 bags of potting mix, $3 a bag: $120
- 10 blocks of Peat: $30
- 8 Germination trays, $8 each: $64
- Seeds from Eden Seeds: $70
- Miracle-Gro x 2: $30
Eventually I'll get all nice pots and put in a raised garden bed or three, and spend some more money on it, but this is a decent start, and Ive got a coomplete closed-loop system up and running in only 2-3 months.
From the second last photo, you can see the latest crop that's in the process of being transitioned from the germination trays to pots. Its the bit that take the longest actually, but mainly coz Im filling the posts with mix for the first time each time they get transferred.
Im trying to avoid things like hydroponics, aquaponics at this stage, just trying to make the growing as primitive as I can, within the constraints of living in the city and needing to move house in a few months. Ideally I'd have a few acres and go nuts with raised garden beds and flat ones, but with only 300 square meters to play with, I cant do what I'd ultimately like to do, but that gives me a chance to show whats possible in the city (not that I know what that is).