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Container Gardening Ideas

Solve your limited space problem with creative container gardening ideas.

If you don't want to spend a lot of money, you can be creative and improvise by using containers around the house for free. If you opt to do so, you can also buy pots or window boxes from a retailer. I personally prefer the free stuff. To produce the maximum amount of savings for growing your own vegetables, you'll need to become creative in your container gardening ideas.

Before deciding on your container, make sure the container has adequate water drainage. For instance, if you are using a bucket you'll want to put holes in the bucket with a nail or a drill bit so the water can drain from the container. Without adequate draining, your container garden plants will drown. Too much water is just as bad or worse than not enough water to most plants. Drainage is the key to producing plenty of fruit.

Be sure you don't make the holes too big and you also want to cover the holes to still allow draining but something that will not let the soil out of the container. A paper towel or a piece of burlap sack works well. You may also want to consider buying peat moss for the container drainage.

To start your container garden, you may want to consider using milk jugs, window boxes, 2 liter soda bottles, baskets or even an old laundry basket. Basically, you can make your container out of anything that will hold the soil and drain water. You'll have a functioning container garden at a fraction of the cost by using old items. If you're choosing container gardening as a cost savings for growing your own food, the free stuff is perfect

If you'd prefer to buy containers as opposed to making them, shop at thrift stores and yard sales. You can find save a lot of money by buying these items second hand.

At the end of the season, be sure to shop the sales as you can find garden containers at deep discounts at your local hardware or gardening supplies store.

Container gardening is a fun hobby as well as a significant cost savings for living frugal. Enjoy all the great tasting, healthy vegetables from your container garden.

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