Credit crunch gardening – 5 tips

Browse main article categories

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?

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Or try our Site map and Tags

Featured posts

Five natural ways to cure Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD

In Northern Europe, around 12 million people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Symptoms range from mild such as feeling a little…

Basic natural household cleaning kit

You’ve all been waiting patiently to begin making your own household cleaners. You know some of the nasties you want to avoid…

A natural homemade recipe for cough syrup using thyme, garlic, honey and sage.

Mother Nature bestows so many gifts upon us, providing all we could ever need for a long and healthy life; foods to…