Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Friday, May 14, 2010

Finding Frugal Garden Supplies

Garden Netting and Twine

Gardening can be as expensive or as frugal as you want to make it.  Most serious home gardeners turn to starting their own seeds which is considerably less expensive than buying plant plugs and potted plants.  At the same time there is a wide range of gardening supplies needed to help get the best yield possible.  There are several sources for getting gardening supplies and equipment without breaking the bank.  Here are a few resources I use:
  • dollar stores - Pictured are a few of my recent dollar store purchases, garden netting and twine that cost me $3.75.  Dollar stores stock a lot of decorative gardening items but at the same time they also stock a lot of very useful gardening items such as pots, bird netting, hand tools, ties, twists, plant stakes, and so much more.  It is surprising at what supplies you can get for as little as a couple of dollars.
  • yard sales - Yard sales are ideal for picking up inexpensive used pots, planters, garden decor and occasionally potted plants.
  • restaurants/doughnut shops - These are great resources for getting 5 gallon pails for your container garden.  Some will give away the pails free while others charge a small fee of about $1. 
  • farm auctions - Quite often smaller garden tools can be found inexpensively at farm auctions.
Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome


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