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      For the gardening basket, I’d look into finding a nice large pot.
      You might luck out and find a terra cotta one at a garage sale,
      but don’t overlook those shiny steel buckets and other containers
      that can end up as planters with some stones in the base or even
      some holes poked in the bottom. Even a planter box would do
      perfectly! I think I’ll talk about the planter box since I’ve seen
      those as cheap as $3 at Family Dollar, and I know you can get
      the holders for another $1-2.

      Buy a bag of the good soil (I get
      this at the dollar store…for $1, of course), and lay that in the
      box. Add a pair of gardening gloves ($3?), a trowel which you
      can get at the dollar store ($1) and then decide whether you’re
      giving a spice or flower planter box–or both. You can usually
      get 8-10 packets of seeds for $1 at the dollar store too, so if
      you have a budget of $15, you’ll stay under the limit even if you
      find a pretty plastic or metal or china miniature watering can at
      the dollar store or a garage sale.

      Even the Salvation Army has
      these at times. I’ve got one, for instance, that’s metal–a former
      creamer, but it’s ideal! The other one I have is a watering can
      made from china and painted a pretty red.

      Are there little things
      you see at the dollar store that would be ideal for such a garden?
      You should have enough to get one or two still. Mint, btw, does
      very well in these boxes, as do marjoram and thyme. Delicate
      flowers like impatiens also will do well in these.

      lol I’ve got lots
      of these ideas just welling up, I’m afraid!

      Original Post on Budget 101 Discussion Group By
      Michelle Young
      Date: Sat Jul 6, 2002 3:00 pm

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Budget101 Discussion List Archives Gardening & Landscaping containers for gardening.