In spring 2013, I ran a series of posts called Frugal Gardening. But by the end I decided to not close the series, but continue it as ideas and topics struck my fancy. This page is a collection of my best money-saving gardening tips as well as updates from my own garden.
Gardening Products I totally recommend
Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades, 6th Edition: The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening (Amazon link: currently $13.60). I check out many, many gardening books from my local library, but I buy few. This is one of those few that is worth the cost to actually own. It’s simply the best gardening book I’ve come across for growing food in the unique maritime climate that is the West of Cascades. There is a lot of good general information about gardening here as well as advice for growing specific veggies. Recommend, recommend.
Boogie Brew. This is my first year using this product, and I’m convinced it works! It wasn’t cheap at $100+ for the kit, but I’m not using any other fertilizer or “treatment” on my garden this year, either. If you are looking for an organic, chemical-free, vegan solution for gardening, give this stuff a try. You should also note that I’m not a Boogie Brew affiliate – so I’m not being sponsored or compensated by them in any way to share their products with you. I just heart what they are doing for my garden so much I wanted to share it.
Tagro. If you live in the City of Tacoma, consider checking out Tagro. They offer both compost (which is free if you pick it up yourself) as well as potting soil. I ordered two yards’ worth of Tagro potting soil this year to replenish my beds and I want to say I spent around $75, including delivery. You can also read my post on Tagro for more information.