Want to learn how to save money in the garden? The Micro Gardener Frugal Gardening series of articles provide tips on thrifty ways to recycle everyday materials, get free plants, make your own fertilisers and organic pest remedies and loads more. I share ways to tread lighter on the planet and your wallet!
Don’t have the time or money to buy a new pot or build a garden bed? It’s much easier than you may think to find the perfect container without costing an arm and a leg! If you’re not in the habit of finding ‘new ways with old things,’ read on to find out why you should consider reusing what you’ve already got. Repurposed planters may be just the solution.
1. Save money/make money
Turning ‘trash into treasure’ is one sure way to be thrifty in the garden. If you don’t have to buy a container, you can keep your money in your purse for plants or other garden supplies you really need to buy. Being creative with your hands and making attractive, affordable planters, potting benches and unique pots for other gardeners may also be a niche market to make money or raise funds for a worthy project. (more…)