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How to Start a Garden Inexpensively

A photo of Vickie MorganWe all want to get back to the simple life, and one of the ways that we all can do that is to plant our own garden. The benefits from eating from our own garden are many. You’ll know just where you food has come from, just when it was picked, and how it was grown.

Imagine going out in your own garden backyard, no matter how big or small, out on your deck full of pots, or even reaching down in between your flowers, and picking your own vegetables and having them for dinner that day. You just can't get it any fresher than that.

Then there is the exercise and the fresh air that you will get by getting out there and tending to the garden. Better than a gym and less expensive. It can be both invigorating and relaxing. Some of my best ideas and thoughts have come from being outside and tending my garden. Believe me, no one will bother you there!

The problem for many, though, is the start up cost. For a new gardener, it can be overwhelming. I just can't imagine if we all just went to the store and bought everything we need or think we need to start gardening. So, I thought of some tips that might help a new gardener get started, and they might help us “old gardeners” as well.

Wheelbarrows and rakes

5-cent packages of seeds

I hope these tips will help you start a garden next year and reap all its rewards – inexpensively.