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13 Low Water Ideas To Easily Save You Money And The Environment

13 Low Water Ideas To Easily Save You Money And The Environment

Low water gardening is really important for me living in a really dry climate and it’s also a frugal gardening measure. By reducing water usage in the garden you’re saving bucks on bills! Find out just how you can grow a great garden and use less of this precious resource by reading on!

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Manure Fertilizers

Manure: Get the Scoop on Popular Poop

This post is an in depth guide to manure fertilizers.  It is probably more than you would really want to know about manure but I don’t know an organic gardener who would be without piles of the stuff to fuel the vegetable gardens!

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How to build a cheap cold frame that will save you money this year.

Build A Cheap Cold Frame That Will Save You Money This Year

Growing in a cold frame is a great way to extend the growing season.  Cold frames allow you to start your plants earlier and keep plants growing later by protecting them from frosts.  Find out how to build a cheap cold frame that will save you money each year!

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Composting is a frugal gardener's goldmine. Click to find out how to get started composting or pin it to save for later.

Composting Is A Super-Frugal Goldmine How To Get Started

Who doesn’t like free gardening supplies?  Compost is probably one of the biggest costs to gardening, if you’re buying the bagged stuff but you can get your own compost and it really isn’t that expensive, especially if you get started on composting right now!  Read on to find out more in the Frugal Gardening Series.

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How to start seeds for free

Frugal Gardening Series: Homemade Seed Starting Trays

Dear Readers,

Welcome to the Frugal Gardening Series kick off!  Today I’m sharing  homemade seed starting trays and recycled seed starters and seed starter greenhouses with stuff you probably already have!

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An Exciting Announcement: Upcoming Frugal Gardening Series

Dear Readers,

I’ve got a great and exciting announcement to share with you all that I’m just bursting to tell you about!

Are you wanting to start gardening but don’t have the cash to get started? Do you worry that your garden will look ugly?  Do you want to out the real cost of growing your own and find out the tools you really need?

Are any of these questions something which you have asked or wanted to know?  If you nodded or said yes then this upcoming series is for you! Read More

Find out all about soil amendments and how they can help you grow a productive garden. Click to find out more or pin it and save for later.

Soil Amendments: The People’s Right To An Amazingly Productive Garden Shall Not Be Infringed

Dear Readers,

Everyone has a right to have a productive garden, to grow organic fruit and vegetables, to know what goes into your food and to be able to have real food. Food should be pesticide free, grown naturally just as nature intended it to be.  

Soil amendments or soil conditioners are one of the easiest ways to get the ground right to be able to grow the best garden EVER!

For new gardeners, a few questions arise about soil amendments such as how do you know which soil amendment to use?  What are soil amendments?  Are they even necessary?  Read on to find out the answers to these questions and more. Read More

HOMESTEADING AND GARDENING GOALS FOR 2017

2017 Homesteading Goals

Dear Readers,

I have many new goals I want to achieve this year in the garden, around the homestead and as a blogger which I thought I would share with you so you know what is likely to be coming up this year on the blog and to inspire you to set some homesteading goals.

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The frugal organic garden. Find out thrifty tips to start an organic garden cheap. Pin it to save for later or click through to find out more.

The Frugal Organic Garden

Dear Readers,

I often hear that starting a garden is too expensive which is why people I know don’t want to grow. Other popular reasons I hear include it’s too much work and it doesn’t look good.  Today I want to bust the myth that starting an organic garden is expensive and share all of my thrifty gardening tips with you.

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Starting seeds undercover in a greenhouse

Starting Seeds Undercover

Dear Readers,

I’ve been starting seeds undercover for the last few years but usually around March.  This year I started my seeds on Boxing Day (26th December) to get a head start on the growing season for my tender plants which have long growing needs and now, in mid-January I’m sowing even more!

Yup, I’ve gone a little bonkers in getting a head start this year because I messed up so badly with my seeds last year and lost a bunch to late storms which decimated the garden.

You can start seeds right now for larger plants which will have a better start in your garden come spring or you can start seeds for indoor herbs and salads.

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