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    Default Frugal Gardening Tips

    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!!!

    Karin
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    Default Re: Frugal Gardening Tips

    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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