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.