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Now…I not only know more, but have several tips that will help you garden on a tight budget.
In addition to giving you some great gardening tips, I’ll also share some pictures of my garden with you as you read along.
3 Tips for Gardening on a Budget
1. Shop your local Dollar Tree.
You’ll be surprised by how many great Dollar Tree deals your can find on gardening supplies.
You’ll save money by buying flower bulbs, garden gloves, planters and garden accessories here.
The only things I wouldn’t buy from the Dollar Tree is potting soil and heavy duty gardening tools.
For those items it just makes sense to invest higher quality products or else you’ll end up spending more money replacing them.
2. Buy plant bulbs versus germinated plants.
Bulbs and seed are much cheaper per plant when bought pre germination. If you have the time, space and a little bit of patience this is your best bet for saving money in your flower and vegetable garden.
To me, this is the funnest way to plant and easiest way to learn without losing a lot of money by killing more expensive versions of your desired plant. For instance, a 2.5 quart Asiatic Lily can cost anywhere between $7 and $9 for two plants.
Purchased as a bulb you can get 7-12 plants for that price.
3. Make your own compost bin and compost.
This is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to obtain compost. All you need are a few items you probably already have around your house and kitchen scraps.