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.
Frugal Gardening Introduction
How to Save on Seeds and Plants
Smart & Safe Repurposing in the Garden
If I could only Grow One Thing
How to Construct a Tee-Pee Trellis
DIY $20 Grow Planter
13 Uses for FREE Buckets in your Garden and Home
Involving Kids in the Garden
How to Make a Green Smoothie
19 Things I found at the Dollar Store for my Garden
Organic Slug Control Remedies
4 Inexpensive Raised Bed Ideas
My Favorite (FREE) Gardening Resources
Growing Vegetables in Burlap Sacks
April 15th Update
April 22nd Update
April 29th Update
May 6th Update
May 13th Update
May 20th Update
June 3rd Update
End 0f June Update
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.