If you are tight on money, you might think that growing your own food would be an expensive endeavor. While the costs can add up, there are a few ways you can grow a successful garden on a budget. Continue reading for three tips to help you out!
Start from seeds instead of buying seedlings. A pack of six seedlings or transplants will probably cost $5 or so, and you will need to buy multiple packs. A packet of seeds contains a larger quantity and will only run you $2-3! Seeds generally take longer to grow compared to seedlings, but they will yield at least 10 times as many plants.
Repurpose and recycle. There are plenty of ways to save money by using items you already have or can easily find for free. Planters can be made out of everything from an old bathtub to used wooden pallets. Instead of expensive flagstone, try broken concrete.
Get in touch with your green thumb. The symbiotic relationship that some plants share can work to your benefit! Referred to as “companion planting,” crops like tomato and basil, for example, “help each other out,” thus requiring less input from the gardener. Here are more examples of companion plants:
- Asparagus & Tomatoes
- Beans & Celery
- Beets & Cabbage
- Carrots & Beans
- Corn & Pumpkin
- Onions & Peppers
- Squash & Melons
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