Gardening Doesn't Have to Be Expensive

| 7/10/2011 12:22:10 PM

Tags: Grow Your Own, City Farming, Urban Garden, Balcony Garden, Mike Lieberman, DIY, Mike Lieberman,

 Soda Bottle Self Watering Container 

People often dismiss gardening as an expensive hobby that they can’t afford. While that can be true, it doesn’t have to be. There are way to make gardening cheap.

Here are some resources that are available no matter where you live to lessen the financial burden of growing your own food.  

  • Local Department of Sanitation or Office County Extension Either look them up on the web or give them a phone call. You might be surprised what is offered.  There may be free events and programs during the year. They also might have some giveaways such as compost and mulch. Most cities usually offer compost bins at a discount to their residents as well.
  • 5-Gallon Containers There are plenty of places that you can get containers to start your garden. Some include farmers markets, delis and restaurants. You’ll either be able to get them for free or $1 each.

    Soda Bottles Sadly, soda bottles are everywhere. It’s not like you have to drink soda in order to get some. I’ve gotten some from the recycling bin of my apartment or from friends and relatives. You can use them to make hanging soda bottle planters or self-watering containers made out of a soda bottle.

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