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Credit crunch gardening – 5 tips

Submitted by on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 Loading Add to favourites  No Comment

grow-your-own-vegetables-to-beat-the-credit-crunchWhy not grow your own this year? Gardening doesn’t need to be expensive and it can SAVE you money in the long run. Plus you’ll be able to indulge in a little self sufficiency, which always feels great!

Once you bite into your first home grown crop, you’ll be hooked and planning on expanding your garden next year!

Here are 5 tips to help you garden in credit crunching style.

1- Make a compost heap from old pallets or bag a compost bin on Freecycle for free. They are given away all the time on our local group, so why not try your luck?

2- Swap seeds. Nearly everyone ends up with too many seeds, so get together with friends and organise a seed swap.

3- Sow a few extra seeds and sell them at a local table sale or car boot sale. You’ll soon earn back everything you have spent out.[amazon-product align=”right” small=”1″]1856267776[/amazon-product]

4- Make a cold frame from old windows and doors. Again, these are given away all the time on Freecycle. Alternatively, use old plastic bottles as individual cloches.

5- Grow things which are more expensive to buy, such as salad leaves , cherry tomatoes and new potatoes. Your efforts will be rewarded in your bank balance!

What about you? what’s your eco friendly, credit crunch gardening tip?


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