Growing an herb garden on a budget makes sense for anyone. It is possible to create a wonderfully versatile garden, without needing to spend too much money.
Time Required: 1 hour brainstorming, 15 minutes here and there to produce
- Make a list of the herbs you use most often. These will be the seeds you buy.
- Save your seeds, and containers suitable for planting. Some ideas are egg cartons, yogurt containers and dixie cups.
- Plan to keep your perennial herbs over the winter. Plant them in movable pots for easy care.
- Organize a plant or seed trade day in your local area.
- Place an ad in your local paper that you would like to receive herb cuttings.
- Look for gardening supplies during the off season - late fall, winter and late spring.
- Trade seed cuttings with other herb lovers to gain more selection.
- Bring your perennial herbs inside for winter, instead of replanting each year.
- Save seeds from your favorite herbs, instead of buying new.
- Budget gardening requires the ability to plan your garden needs, buy the items throughout the year and being able to store them until needed.
What You Need
- List of favorite herbs
- Recycled pots and other gardening sale items
- Storage for recycled pots