I am undoubtedly one of the cheapest people on Earth. Most cheap people prefer to be called frugal and lead rather money saving lives. From birth, I have been surrounded with a family centered on two things, how to garden and how to garden cheaply . . . I mean frugally. Throughout the years I have learned a lot about how to make a garden cheap and some tips are better expressed to all they may help.
How to Make a Garden Pest Free
If you are at all like me, you hate it when pests and animals make a variable buffet from the hard work you have put into your garden. This year try heading off the pests and animals by mixing either cayenne pepper or black pepper with water and filling a spray bottle and spray all of the plants down that are most commonly bothered by munching guests. The pepper water will not harm the plants in the slightest by your uninvited guests will no longer think of your plants as dinner.
Support Plants with Cheap Garden Stakes
Chinese food is a wonderful treat that I find myself indulging in at least once a month. Every time I order take out we are left with tons of chopsticks cluttering the drawers. These chopsticks are the perfect support for small houseplants and container gardens. Simply stick the chopstick into the soil next to the plant and use bread ties to stake the plant. If you have old knitting needles these will work fantastically as well.
Keep Feet Clean with Grocery Bags
Have you ever wondered how to make a garden without tracking dirt through the house? Grocery stores all use plastic bags to package you purchases. After grocery day, I am left with a mound of these bags. Most of us already use the bags around the house for trash can liners and such, but I also learned how to garden neatly and cheaply reusing these bags. Instead of tracking half of your garden dirt around the rest of the yard and house, try wrapping each shoe with a plastic grocery bag and tie at the ankles. The bag will protect your shoes and keep the dirt where it belongs.
How to Make Garden and Exercise
Gardening can be considered exercise, but only by a stretch of the imagination and no one likes to weed. So, try combining the two tasks and have a little fun while you are at it. At the beginning of the gardening season, invest in a pair of golf shoes or spiked running shoes. Each day take a walk around your garden with the shoes on and twist your feet with each step. Not only will you get a little dancing exercise in but you will turn up the soil and keep weeds from taking over your soil. (Be sure to twist between the plants as well.)
Gardening is my favorite pastime, but spending money is not. By these techniques on how to garden and a little imagination, you will undoubtedly spend less money on your garden and yield a better end product.