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How To Design A Garden On A Budget

In order to plan your garden on a budget, you first need to decide how large you want your garden to be, how much space you have to grow your garden, whether you have the proper materials to grow your garden (including sufficient sunlight), and what types of fruits or vegetables you plan to grow in your garden. Depending on the answers to these questions and the budget you have to work with ultimately determines the type of garden you will have.

Your Garden Size and Materials

How much of your yard do you wish to dedicate to your garden? Does it receive sufficient sunlight (6 10 hours per day depending on the plant) in order to successfully grow fruits and vegetables? What is the quality of your soil? Does it have enough nutrients to plant directly into it, or will you need a heavy layer of gardening soil and compost to provide your garden with the nutrients it needs? If your soil is rocky, sandy, or clay like, p nike store uk lanting directly into the soil is not suggested. Therefore, you should invest in either a raised bed garden or container garden. Do you have the materials (wood or sufficient containers) to create either a raised bed or container garden? How many varieties of fruits and vegetables do you wish to have?

The size of your garden and the amount of materials you already have will factor greatly into the cost of your garden.

How to Save Money on Your Garden Materials

If you are expanding your garden or starting your first garden, the start up costs can be pretty expensive. Here are some tips to save money on your materials.

If you are planning a raised bed garden, look for wood you can recycle for your bed. dumpster diving) can provide the wood you need. Also check classifieds, online freebie websites, and your dump for throw away wood as well. Check with your local business for any wood skids or pallets that they no longer need. Many stores reuse theirs, so make sure you ask before you take. Wood skids or pallets can be a great source of wood for raised bed gardens, or to place your container gardens on for better drainage. If container gardening is your plan, you may need to be creative for additional containers. In my opinion, this is where curb side freebies are your best bet. In addition to pots, look for small garbage cans, buckets, sand pails, and storage containers. Some people have planted beautiful gardens in old bathtubs. Think outside the norm and you will find containers you can use for your plants. I recently read of planting potatoes in garbage bags. This is an inexpensive container for growing pounds and pounds of potatoes. Seeds can be found for less at local discount and dollar stores. I found most of the varieties we were seeking at 4/$1 vs. $1.49 at most of the gardening stores. This was a huge savings for us and has enabled us to plant many more varieties than we originally anticipated.

If you use some of these tips, then you should be able to obtain most of your materials for free or at a large discount. Then, your biggest expense will be for your soil quality garden soil, compost, and other nutrients for your soil.

In order to find the best price for our soil this year, we went to some local garden centers and asked them for suggestions for low price, quality dirt delivery. The same company came up more than once, so we knew they had the best price in town. Use a similar technique to shop around for your best deal.

Spring is a time of planning. Planning your garden and what delicious items you will grow to eat over the summer.

Spring is a time of hope. With planning a garden, comes expectations of a bountiful harvest. Hope prevails as we spend time and energy and spread love in our garden.

Spring is a time of preparation. It is time to purchase your canning supplies in order to be prepared to preserve your bountiful harvest.

Don’t let your hard work end with the coming of fall. Enjoy your garden all through the year by home canning your fruits and vegetables. Your food budget and taste buds will thank you for it!Well it’s all relative based on the part of the world you live in. We generally plant lettuce, tomato, radish, beans, peas, beet greens and last year cauliflower, cabbage (the grubs loved it), broccoli. So generally a mixed bag of whatever takes our fancy! Pumpkins did well but they were volunteer (according to my Canadian husband) or self sewn (as we say here). It is fun although I leave most of the hard work up to my husband!

Well it’s all relative based on the part of the world you live in. We generally plant lettuce, tomato, radish, beans, peas, beet greens and last year cauliflower, cabbage (the grubs loved it), broccoli. So generally a mixed bag of whatever takes our fancy! Pumpkins did well but they were volunteer (according to my Canadian husband) or self sewn (as we say here). It is fun although I leave most of the hard work up to my husband!

If you put cardboard down and saturate it before putting the dirt in for the raised beds, it will keep the bugs and critters from digging into nike store uk your beds from below. I bet a local garden center could give you great tips on gardening in your desert heat / sun. Good luck, Sherry!

If you put cardboard down and saturate it before putting the dirt in for the raised beds, it will keep the bugs and critters from digging into your beds from below. I bet a local garden center could give you great tips on gardening in your desert heat / sun. Good luck, Sherry!

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