With the price of healthful groceries going no place but up, lots of thrifty folks are starting a garden to save money on their bills this year. But what about the money to start a garden? It can be a very expensive undertaking, especially if you’ve never gardened before in your particular location.
I’ve been researching ways to start my own garden as inexpensively as possible and thought, “HEY!!! I know some other folks who would absolutely love frugal gardening ideas!” So…here they are.
Step One: What Kind of Garden Are You Going to Grow?
Of course, the very first thing to decide is what type of garden will work best for your situation. This will depend a lot on your soil, your climate, your skill set, and what you have easy and inexpensive access to. Following are some articles and books that will help you make your decision.
Pallet Gardens: Simple, Easy, Free
Straw Bale Gardens Complete
How to Build a Recycled Greenhouse
Create an Instant Garden with Sheet Mulching
Lasagna Gardening: A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding!
DIY Metal Raised Beds
DIY Super Easy Raised Garden Bed for Under $30
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed for $12
For those who aren’t build-y: Big Bag Fabric Raised Beds (I have used these with great success for veggies with shallow roots and as a bonus, you can use them on concrete if you’re gardening on a patio.)
Using Pallets to Make Free Raised Garden Beds
Square Foot Gardening: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space
15 Fruits and Veggies You Can Grow in a Bucket Garden
PVC Drip Irrigation System for Your Garden
How to Save BIG on Lumber Supplies for Your Square Foot Garden
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