Itís Gardening Season!
by Melanie Breeze
Itís gardening season again! Are you ready? Whether you are a
seasoned gardener, or are looking to start gardening, you will likely
need supplies and plants. If you shop smart, and use the tips below,
you can get that garden running with very little money. And you can
save a lot of money on your grocery bill as well.
There are many different types of gardening, but it is important to
learn the basics of the activity. Below you will find a list of my
tips to planting a garden on a budget.
Learn as much as you can about gardening. Donít pay for gardening
books, use your local library. It is free, and you can get a wide
assortment of books to get you started. If you find something useful
like a planting schedule, photocopy that particular to keep it in
your files. There are many hobby gardening sites online as well, so
try to do a Google search for gardening.
Plant what you like. Your first garden doesnít have to be a complex
one. Donít take on more than you can chew, literally. If you have a
small family, plant only what you can eat or give away. Donít plant
a huge amount of crops, because you will end up throwing them away at
the end of the season. On the same note, donít plant things that
your family wonít eat. A garden full of spinach might not go over
well with your kids, so plan accordingly.
Buy your supplies online. Buying tools and plants online can save you
a great deal of money. Look for discount sites online. You can save up
to 50% on the supplies that you need, just by shopping online. Make
sure to factor in shipping as well, so if they have a free shipping
deal- go for it!
Look for plants that will last for more than one growing season. Some
plants can last season after season. This in turn will save you money!
So look for cheap plants that will give you the most bang for your
Use a coupon site. A coupon site like couponchief.com is a great way
to save even more money. The service is free and you can get a coupon
code for just about any site you can think of. So consider buying your
tools and plants through one of their vendors. You may find a great
With these tips, I have no doubt that you will be able to grow a
beautiful garden on a budget. Happy gardening!
Melanie Breeze, avid online shopper and user of CouponChief, is always
shopping around for the best deals. You can find gardening discount
coupon codes at CouponChief, all in one location. Always find a free
coupon 1st before making ANY purchase!