On Tuesday I shared seven frugal gardening links with my newsletter subscribers. If you aren’t subscribed, you can do so here.
In the newsletter, I wrote about our upcoming land purchase – which, so far, was supposed to close last Friday, then on Monday, on Tuesday and on Wednesday… with no luck. We’re still waiting on a signature.
We’ll see what happens today.
Once I have the land, though, I’ll be putting in new garden beds, a house and a plant nursery – all on a tight budget.
With that in mind, I wanted to share some free resources for gardening on the cheap.
Free Resources for Frugal Gardening
I am a cheapskate and like to reuse and recycle what I can. We compost everything and build gardens from just the good earth and no purchased borders. How?
Here’s a video on how I build raised garden beds with just two tools and no money for materials
I also love making more plants via propagation. Why buy when you can grow your own for free?
Here’s a free excerpt from my new book on propagating plants via seed, cutting and bare-root methods
Fertilizing garden beds and plants doesn’t require buying anything at the store. Instead, you can make your own plant food from just about anything organic… including hard-to-eradicate pond plants!
Here’s how I use invasive water hyacinth plants as a plant fertilizer and compost starter
I used to think grafting was just something experts did. Then I tried it myself and had instant success. It’s easier and much more useful than you might think. Want to learn how to graft?
Here’s my complete instructional film Get Grafting!, which will help you start grafting this spring – with ease!
And back to fertilizing your gardens, did you know you can get tons of good minerals for your plants during a trip to the beach?
Here’s an article I wrote on using seaweed as fertilizer, which includes pictures of beautiful cabbages
If you want to start composting but don’t have the time or the inclination to build “proper” bins, you can make a great pile with just what you have laying around.
Here’s a super-easy compost pile design for when you don’t feel like building anything elaborate
Finally, is Jack Frost nipping at your nose – and your salad greens?
May you find some good food for thought… and good food for your gardens.