8 Tips to Keep Gardening Dirt Cheap

Starting with good soil is crucial for budget gardening. No matter what plants you maintain, inadequate soil will prevent growth.

Build your soil first

When unhappy plants die and need to be replaced, gardens lose a lot of money. Incorrect growing conditions cause stunted growth, weak stems

Research individual plant needs

Even when grown from seed, carrots, radishes, and lettuce develop swiftly. If you have a container garden, consider these finest veggies to produce

Grow plants from seed

Starting herbs like rosemary, mint, and basil from a little stem segment is straightforward covering cuttings with humidity domes

Propagate plant cuttings

Making compost at home is straightforward using vermicomposting, Bokashi, or outdoor composting.

Make your compost and mulch

Herbs and lettuce are the most expensive produce at the grocery store, but if your family consumes a lot of melons, tomatoes, or other crops

Grow “big ticket” plants

Mulch and garden soil sold by the truck load at plant nurseries are cheaper than bagged soils, potting mixes, and mulches.

Buy soil and mulch in bulk

Thrift stores and Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace sell most garden goods. No need to purchase new pruners, shovels, and other garden tools

Upcycle what you can