Five Traits of the Truly Frugal Gardener

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If you’re creating a garden on the cheap or going for the frugal to downright FREE garden, here’s my list of must haves:

1) The frugal gardener needs to be flexible, as in no master landscape plan set in concrete. The frugal gardener lets the plants be the guide and the garden sort of “happens by happy accident.” For example, if you respond to a “free plants” ad on CraigsList, you will have no idea what you’re really getting. Being flexible lets you look at the new plants and say “Wow, they’re just what I needed!” no matter what they are.

2) Physical flexibility helps too. Keep this in mind when the ad on CraigsList says ̶

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2 Responses to Five Traits of the Truly Frugal Gardener

  1. Pat Veretto says:

    One thing we often overlook is that we can encourage native plants to grow in our gardens for free. They will sometimes appear seemingly out of nowhere. Know what to watch for so you don’t pull it up as a weed and you can enjoy wild flowers as well as vegetables.

  2. Uncle B says:

    leave a plant or two to go to seed for a supply of free seeds. Bok Choi is my favorite, and grows best in the fall.

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