For years now I’ve been mulching my garden with fish compost. If I remember correctly it started off costing $20 a yard. As of this past Monday it has gone up to a whooping $60 bucks. Last year I think it was $40 and I thought that was ridiculous. The company says that the demand is so great that they can charge whatever they want and people will still buy it. Not me! I’m bouycotting. I hate price gouging. The cost of everything garden is skyrocketing. I liked the old days better when people had to use their imaginations not their pocketbooks to make a great garden. To make matters worse, it is impossible to find regular bark mulch now. The place that I used to get it from is going out of business due to retirement.
I guess the majority of people just have the small token garden by the front door. So a yard might do it. Me on the other hand have a seriously huge garden that cost $500 bucks to mulch last year. There is no way I can afford or want to spend more money on mulch than that. I guess the days of pretty black mulch are over for me. Thank god my gardens fill in tightly. Okay.. I ranted now. I feel much better.