Monthly Archives: November 2014

Grow your garden for $15 a year

Now the first couple of years you may have to buy seed or seedlings but from that point forward you can save seeds as the harvest proceeds.

This allows you to continue producing the goodies that you love to eat and grow without having to invest in seeds every season. Seed saving varies for different species and families of plants but storage is universal.

WHAT IS AVAILABLE for CHEAPSKATES?

1) Freecycle to find supplies- wood, bricks, barrels, cinder blocks even grass, leaves, mulch or compost(plus manure)

2) Collect bagged leaves from the neighborhood, or other neighborhoods

3) Employ worms to break down kitchen scraps and some yard waste…can be found from other “worm” farmers or purchased online…

4)Wood chips and other ground/shredded wood make a great garden base, they can also serve as top dressing to maintain moisture and fight unwanted weeds.  These can be obtained free(but you may need to get them) or for a nominal fee.

5) Build composter(s) with free/recycled items. Bin with wooden pallets, bins with cinder blocks, barrel from old trash can…..

6) find manure you can shovel into a truck bed or trashbag/barrel to bring home

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