Frugal Gardening for Beginners

Spring is in the air! Even if it is still snowing where you live, I know you have spring fever! You’ve got the itch! Well let me help you with that! This week here at Pennies into Pearls, is dedicated to spring gardening! I will admit that I am a novice gardener but I am jumping in with both feet and getting muddy!

Have you ever started a spring garden before? I haven’t! This is the first year that we have planted. (I’m lucky to live somewhere that is already reaching highs in the 90s. Spring is here already!) That is why I have been super excited to start on this article for you guys! I have learned so much from all of these amazing blogs! One of my favorite tips is to use milk cartons to protect your little seedlings. Isn’t that so smart? Take a peek below for the full details!

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Today I have rounded up 8 really great articles that have very useful information on what to do to get your frugal garden started! I have already started using these tips and our garden is looking good! So are our tiny little sprouts growing inside our house. Frugal gardening is the only way to do it!

If you have ever thought that you might want to try your hand at this gardening thing, then you have come to the right place! These tips are for you!

Let’s start with tips from Greta from greatsday.com! She shares some really useful information that she has learned from creating her beautiful raised garden beds.

How to Start A Raised Garden Bed for Your Veggies

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I have learned the hard way that one of the last things you want to do is attempt starting a garden without a plan. Just ask me about our complete failure at a fall garden last year! Carol shares all the steps between mapping out your plan, planting, and moving forward over at Garden Up Green.

New Gardeners- Plans, Planting, Moving Forward

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One of the hardest decisions for us when starting our garden was deciding on which seeds to use. Diane from Christmas Country Mom writes about not only which veggies are best but also about the actual different types of seeds to choose from. (I didn’t know there was more than one “kind” of seed for each veggie)

Which Seeds to Choose

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Did you know that you could freeze any leftover seeds that you are not going to be using this year? Jenn shares over at Thinking Outside the Sandbox tips on how to start a garden on a budget.

Gardening on a Budget

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Nicole from A Little Blog on the Homestead shares some additional tips on how she started her raised planter beds. I really found her tips on where in your yard to place the beds super useful!

How Does Your Garden Grow

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Starting your garden from seeds can be one of the most frugal ways to start your garden. It can be intimidating but with these helpful tips from Jen at The Evolution of Mom, you can put those fears at bay!

How to Start Your Vegetable Garden Indoors

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From knowing when is the right time of year to plant which veggies, figuring out plants preferred climate, to mapping out your plants, Yvie at Gypsy Road School shares the nitty-gritty of everything you need to know about beginning a garden!

Red Dirt Girl

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And there is actually more you can learn from your garden then tips about gardening. Take a lesson over at Grounded and Surrounded.

8 Life Skills I Developed in My Garden

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Hope you learned some things to use in starting your own garden! Isn’t it so exciting to be growing something that you will actually eat! Tag me on Facebook or Twitter @penniesintopearls to show me all your little cute veggies growing!

Don’t forget to check out my Link Parties page to see where I like to share ideas with other bloggers.


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  • Kim
    March 23, 2015 at 6:08 am

    This is perfect! Thanks so much for the info! I’m a newbie this year and will definitely need these resources!

    • Brittany Cooper
      April 6, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      Are you starting a garden this year!? I need all these tips as well since it is our first try at it! I would love to see pics of your garden! Tag me on Facebook @penniesintopearls or on Twitter @penniestopearls to share your pics! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Daisy Rain Martin
    March 23, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Hi there! Thank you for picking up this post! Your website is so great — I will be following this!

    Daisy Rain

  • Gina
    March 23, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Great tips. Thank you, looking forward to trying this year.

  • Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    March 23, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Great tips here! I have a raised bed garden and have gone the trial-and-error route. These tips are so helpful! Thanks!

  • Carole West @ Garden Up green
    March 23, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Thanks for sharing my blog with this post – neat idea – I love it! I shared and pinned.
    Have a great week. -Carole

  • Julie
    March 23, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Spring is when I miss having a garden (and a yard). I think I’ll have to try an indoor herb garden or something this year!

  • Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog
    March 23, 2015 at 9:45 am

    I would love to have a small garden. Just a little plot to grow a couple of vegetables in. I’ve wanted a lemon tree for the longest time. Thanks for sharing! =)

    • Brittany Cooper
      April 6, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      Hi Miranda! Have you seen those posts online about growing citrus trees in pots? I have been wanting to try it out. They are perfect for small spaces or for people like me who are renters and want to take it with me when we move again. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Emily | Rainbow Delicious
    March 23, 2015 at 11:33 am

    This is a great gardening round-up, thanks for sharing! It my second year gardening and I could use all the help I can get!

    • Brittany Cooper
      April 6, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      Good luck on your garden! I would love to see pics! Tag me on Facebook @penniesintopearls or on Twitter @penniestopearls. I need all the tips I can get as well! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Astrid
    March 24, 2015 at 3:11 am

    Love this! Thank you for sharing, I find these very helpful actually since we are trying to plan out a garden this year with my mom and sister

    • Brittany Cooper
      April 6, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Hi Astrid! Good luck on your garden! This is my first year and so far we have some lettuce and corn doing really well. We will see… I would love to see pics of your garden! Tag me on Facebook @penniesintopearls or on Twitter @penniestopearls when you post pics! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Mark
    April 9, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    wow great guide for beginners