Money-saving ideas for frugal gardeners

Gardening: Frugal Tips & Tricks

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Havesting Basics You Need to Know

Laura Foor

When cooler cooler weather approaches, it's time for you to start thinking about harvesting. Knowing these harvesting basics can save you 15% on your food budget.

Indoor Gardening On The Cheap

Krystal Brown

They want $500 or you could do it for $50 yourself. Here's how.


Rent a Garden Plot

Debra Karplus

Not all households are able to accommodate a backyard vegetable garden. Your property may lack space or sunlight or have some other issue that would make gardening a challenge. Apartment, condo, or townhouse residents may not have a backyard at all. So, what can be done?

5 Summer Gardening Secrets

Kathy Woodard

Summer is finally here, and with it comes some lazy hours to spend toiling in our yards and gardens. Save time and money with these 5 gardening ideas. These tips are easy on the budget and leave time for sitting in the shade with a glass of lemonade!

Hay Bale Gardens

Tracy Godsey

Raised bed gardens are a great solution for growing plants if you can't bend easily, your dirt is poor, or you don't even have soil. But if the cost of construction supplies like wood and nails won't leave much room in your budget for gardening supplies, consider using a hay bale garden instead.

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Garden for Spring

Johnny Gunn

In late winter or early spring, it's time to start garden preparation. This short list can make spring and summer that much more productive in your garden and, of course, your pantry.

Gardening on a Dime

Tawra Kellam

Growing your own plants can not only save you lots of money on your grocery bill, but a nice landscape can improve the value of your home. If you're creative, you can have a great garden with very little cost.

A Frugal Lawn & Garden

Barb Hacker

How much money do you spend on lawn care every year? For the cost of lawn mowing, fertilizing, pest control and watering, you could put a child through college. Here are some tips to cut the costs and create a healthier outdoor environment.

Guerilla Gardening: Getting Plants on the Cheap

Jeff Yeager

Free plants are the lifeblood of the frugal gardener. There are 3 ways to get plants for free: You can make them, steal them, or someone can give them to you. The frugal gardener employs all three methods.


Gardening for (Almost) Nothing

Pat Veretto

Whether you have a coffee can full of compost or a thousand acres of farmland to garden, you can grow at least some of your own food for much less than you'd pay for it. In some instances, you can for free.

Get a Jump on Gardening Overhead

M. Carole Wyatt

One humorist joked that he spent $68 to grow one tomato. This is believable if he bought all his gardening supplies retail. Instead, start your garden inside with seeds.

The Shoestring Gardener provides creatively frugal gardening how-tos, remedies & tips.

Raised Beds on the Cheap

Susan McCanless

Gardening Tips from Yesteryear

Sandy Williams Driver

The Growth of Gardening

Shaunna Privratsky

Gardening on a Budget

Arzeena Hamir

Summer Heat and Your Garden

Don Trotter

Gardening for Cheap

Pat Fish

Frugal Gardening Questions

Mira Dessy


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