I am absolutely loving having a garden. So far the only veggies that we've eaten out of it are radishes and onions. The weeding has been a huge challenge for me. I can definitely see why serious gardeners get a tiller to take care of the weeds.
I have huge aspirations about canning. I plan to definitely make pickles and spicy canned green beans. I mentioned to my neighbor who does a lot of canning that I would need to get jars. She picked several up for me at a thrift store for a couple bucks so I should be good there. I will need to get a pressure cooker yet but I would like to find one at a garage sale or a thrift store. My problem is that I rarely shop thrift stores and I never stop at garage sales unless I see that they have kids' stuff. I will have to be better about that.
I had to buy a new hose for my garden so I'm probably around $75 in at this point. I know that I will at least get my money's worth but I just love growing my own food. There is a satisfaction about it. So far it has been a great hobby and I look forward to the rewards.