Budget Gardening

5th Dec 2012

How To Garden on A Budget

When you do not have a large budget for garden plants or gardening supplies, a beautiful garden can sometimes seem like an impossible idea. However, there are actually a few ways to save money while you purchase what you need, so that you can have the garden of your dreams.
One of the best ways to save money while gardening on a budget is to plant seeds and grow your garden plants from them, as opposed to buying and planting fully mature plants. Many fully grown plants can be quite expensive when purchased from a store or nursery. Dried seeds, on the other hand, are usually very affordable. Although this method can take a bit more time and care, it can also be much more rewarding. You will be able to literally see your hard work pay off as the plants begin to grow. This method may not work for every plant you want to grow, but if you use it for what you can, you can splurge on other mature plants.
Another great way to save money while gardening is to purchase gardens plants from an online garden center. An online garden center is often much more affordable than your local garden center. Plants and gardening supplies can be much less expensive. In addition, by using an online garden center, you can shop around for the best prices on trees and other plants. You may also be getting more of a plant selection online, as opposed to the seasonal selection at the local garden center.