Frugal Gardening Tips
By Nikki Willhite
If you have the ability, learn to garden. It is a wonderful
hobby, money saver, and enjoyable eating experience. I've said many times- once
you start growing and eating your own vegetables, you will wonder what you have
been buying in the store.
Gardening is also a great family activity. You can all do it
together. Some families section off parts of the garden and give the
responsibility of weeding and watering to different family members.
Many an adult has been embarrassed by the care given to a
children's plot in comparison to their own!
You don't need a lot of land to garden. There are many creative
ways to grow food in small spaces.
Here is a list of some frugal gardening tips
*Get a jump on the gardening season by starting your plants
indoors in potting soil placed in empty egg cartons.
*Use old garden hoses to drip irrigate your garden. Cut holes
along the length of the hose, and lay along plants.
*Be creative when it comes to containers. Anything that will
hold soil and allow you to punch holes in the bottom for drainage will work.
Here are some ideas:
*Old tires. (Stack and fill with soil)
Old single pane windows are great to recycle and make hotbeds to
keep your plants warm at night. Make a wooden frame the size of the window, fill
with dirt, and place the window over the frame. Open it during the day for
*Roses love crushed egg shells. They help keep snails out of the
There are many books on gardening. Find one you like and
take up this great hobby. It will serve you well.