Home » Home Improvement » Gardening

Save Money And Start Your Garden On A Budget

Aug 17, 2007
Starting a garden of your own can be a very rewarding experience. Working the soil not only will benefit your health it can also save you a lot of money over time. Even during the height of the growing season buying all of those great tasting vegetables can cost you a lot of money. Even though you are going to save some money by growing your vegetables yourself you still will have to make an investment in your future garden to reap the benefits later in the year.

It is possible to start your garden on a budget. You do not have to have all of the new garden tools. Your ancestors made do with little more than a hoe and a horse and plow. There are a few things you need to think about if you want to grow a garden on a budget such as thinking ahead and getting your thoughts sorted before you start planting. Start a compost pile now so when you start your garden you will have some cheap fertilizer ready to nourish your plants. Starting seeds instead of buying plants can save you a lot of money. You can stretch your garden budget by choosing vegetables that will yield an abundant crop. This article will look at some ways to help you spend less on your garden.

Start out by thinking about your garden before it is time to start planting. It is all too easy to start planting and the next thing you know you have several things planted you did not intend to grow. Decide what types of vegetables you want to have in your garden and stick to your plan.

Starting a compost pile can save you a lot of money. Chemicals and fertilizers can be costly and many people do not like to put them on the garden preferring organic methods instead. Starting a compost pile will help recycle items from your kitchen into rich organic fertilizer. Your plants should respond to the compost you add with lush green growth.

Starting your vegetables from seed is one of the best ways to save as plants from a nursery cost a lot more than a package of seeds. Another benefit of starting from seed is you can buy more varieties of vegetables than you can usually find locally.

One last thing you can do to stretch your garden budget is to choose plants that yield abundant crops. Check around and see which types of plants yield the most.

Starting a garden on a budget can be done without a whole lot of trouble as long as you do the proper planning and do not get carried away when you start planting.
About the Author
For more information on growing an organic garden of your own try visiting http://www.onegardens.com/ where you will find tips, advice and resources about topics such as how to grow an organic garden.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 126
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources