Garden on the Cheap

Saving some green is always a good thing. There are plenty of ways to cut costs in the garden, so if you’re shying away from a gardening hobby because you fear the expense–think again!



Saving some green is always a good thing. There are plenty of ways to cut costs in the garden, so if you’re shying away from a gardening hobby because you fear the expense–think again!

The key to gardening cheaply is creativity and recycling. Here are a few ways to garden on the cheap without sacrificing the joy and benefits of the hobby:

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  • Tools are one of the most expensive aspects of establishing a garden. Save here by choosing multi-purpose tools. Also, look for used tools at yard sales and Craigslist. Keep in mind that paying a little more now for a quality garden tool will save you future replacement costs.
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  • Rent heavy equipment. If you only need to till or aerate once in a blue moon, borrow or rent the equipment instead of buying your own.
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  • Save seeds from the produce you buy from farmer’s markets and grocery stores. (How to save tomato seeds>>)
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  • Compost kitchen scraps for a free fertilizer.
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  • Make your own planting containers out of household items, like coffee cans or plastic jugs.

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