Homegrown fresh produce saves $ off the weekly food bill
Money spent wisely in the garden will actually SAVE you dollars off your weekly food bill as well as build your health so you spend less on medical expenses.
I’ve managed to cut what we spend on fresh fruit and veggies quite considerably since we started growing edible gardens in pots and just a small space. Not only that but I’ve done some detective work to sniff out where you can get the best bargains on plants and best of all how to get them for free!
Because we renovated and landscaped properties for a few years, often by the time it got to shopping for the plants to finish the garden, the budget wouldn’t stretch as far as we hoped. So, with a bit of creative thinking and help from others, I learned some smart ways to grow a garden dirt cheap!
Having developed a ‘treasure chest’ of ways to add a diverse range of plants without spending a fortune, I’d like to share these tips with you and best of all, most of them won’t cost you a cent!
Top 5 Free Plant Ideas for Frugal Gardeners
If you want to grow more and spend less, here are my top five ideas for the budget conscious gardener:
1. Beg, Borrow (but don’t steal!): Asking friends, neighbours, family or work colleagues (particularly those who are keen gardeners) for any plant cuttings, extra plants they don’t need or seeds they may have is one of the easiest ways to grow your garden for free.