Hello all! I’m off on a much-needed vacation to Puerto Rico for the next few days. I have a few posts planned while I’m gone, but there will probably be more gaps than usual! Hope you enjoy your week! Adios amigos!
When creating our garden, the top priority was saving money because that was the whole point of making the garden in the first place. We got the wood at a super-discounted rate by asking the guys at Home Depot for damaged wood that was only damaged in the ends. That way we just had to cut off the ends and had nice wood to work with at a cheap price.
When you move, make sure to register your address change online with the US Post Office. It costs a dollar, and they send you a $10 Ace Hardware coupon, a 10% off Lowes coupon and a $5 off Publix coupon (you know.. for when you need a Publix sub after a long day of gardening…) The best part is, Home Depot excepts coupons from competitors, so we still got to go to the store closest to us. Most stores have this policy, and you can confirm it online or at your local store.
Another easy way to save is to print store coupons online, or check your weekly paper. I know that the people on Extreme Couponing look crazy when they are doing separate transactions- but you should be doing at least 2-3 when you get all your gardening supplies. This way you can maximize your couponing potential.
You can save even more money and buy seeds instead of plants that have already started growing, but since this is my first attempt at gardening I wanted to play it safe. We did start onions from the bulbs, and they are growing nicely, so I think I will do seeds in the future.