Frugal Gardening Tips- Gardening & Landscaping

I have a very tiny little nothing tip really.....it's more for lawn maintenance, but I'll go ahead and try to contribute. If you don't have a garage or someplace to store your lawnmower when your not using it or just don't want to go to the trouble to take it back into storage, you can just

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    I have a very tiny little nothing tip really.....it's more for lawn
    maintenance, but I'll go ahead and try to contribute. If you don't have a
    garage or someplace to store your lawnmower when your not using it or just
    don't want to go to the trouble to take it back into storage, you can just
    park it somewhere out of the way and put your wheelbarrow upside down on top

    of it. It's quick and easy and protects the lawnmower from rain water.
    Barbara
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    Thought I would start a new topic here... Let's Share our Best Frugal
    Gardening Tips!



    * My Tip- Start your own seedling indoors to save money on purchasing
    young plants. Make your own Newspaper seed starter pots and rather than
    having to mess around with pots, you can transfer them directly to the
    garden when the weather permits. (Directions for making the pots- along
    with step by step photos) available on Budget101.com

    Anyone else care to share a tip?

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    Another tip- we had a section of carpeting in our home that we wanted
    to get rid off, cut it into strips and lay it between the rows of the
    garden. It was great for picking early peas without getting covered in
    mud. (Hence saving money on laundry washing, drying as well as
    cleaning time!)

    Another idea would be to spread hay or straw between the rows.
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    I've seen alot of people use hay between rows. I'd love to do that but my horse

    would be breaking into my garden
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    My best tip is to save all your egg shells from 1 carton, rinse them out well
    and plant the seeds in each shell! When they are ready to be put into the
    garden all you have to do is gently squeeze the shell so it cracks here and
    there and plant the whole thing as is... the egg shells compost so nicely!

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    I go to Seed Swap sites all year long or free seeds sites and cuts down on
    the seeds that I have to buy.
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    Maybe instead of hay use straw??? Or possibly the cleaner 'used' straw bedding
    from a stall (???). Just a suggestion to keep your horse out anyway LOL!!!

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    Use toilet paper rolls to start seedlings. Fold one end in, add soil, seeds, and set on a tray. You can plant the whole thing since the roll will degrade into the soil

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiggerPiggyBank View Post
    I've seen alot of people use hay between rows. I'd love to do that but my horse
    would be breaking into my garden
    Wheat straw or Rye straw is cheaper and not as tempting to horses, and contains less weed seeds than hay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cncgirl00 View Post
    Use toilet paper rolls to start seedlings. Fold one end in, add soil, seeds, and set on a tray. You can plant the whole thing since the roll will degrade into the soil
    Best to cut the roll in half and make it into 2 pots... BTW a great project to teach children!

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    Gallon milk jugs with the bottoms cut off make great plant covers for tender plants when the temps re cool at night. INsulates the plants from cooler night temperatures so plants don't stall in their growth.

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    I love the toilet paper roll idea. That sounds like something we could really use. It's so expensive to buy all the little degradable pots.

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    - Use your grass clippings between the rows to keep weeds down. Every spring rototill them under
    - plant clover instead of grass. We overseeded with clover last year - the plan is to convert all our lawn to clover. WAY less mowing
    - speaking of mowing, buy a manual mower. We have a huge yard and it's all we've ever used. We rake them up to use between the rows of veggies
    - save your own seeds - I have sunflower, sweet pea and pole bean seeds saved from last year to plant this year. I sprouted some just to be sure they're viable.
    - ask garden centres for their broken pots and glue them together. You can often get them for free.
    - use broken/old crockware such as teapots as planter pots
    - doing your own compost is as easy as piling it up in a corner. You don't need a fancy barrel. Many things like coffee grounds and eggshells don't even need to be composted - just throw them on the garden

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    hi, instead of newspaper use used or new coffee filters, might be a little messy but easier for the plants to grow roots through

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    I use MYO compost regularly in my garden, whenever I plant the next crop. Here are some composting tips... I feed the compost heap year round.

    1) When I mow in the fall, I bag everything and pile it the back corner of the yard to feed my compost heap throughout the year.

    2) Among the many things "compy" likes to eat is newspapers. I clean out my office paper shredder once a month and run newsprint (not the glossy adds) through the shredder until the bin is full. I empty the bin onto the heap and cover with a layer of leaves.

    3) Our church serves coffee weekly... I take the grounds home (paper filter as well) and dump it onto the heap.

 

 

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