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RE: Your favorite frugal gardening tip (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: TrowelGal on 03.04.2004 at 06:23 pm in Frugal Gardening Forum

I am also a master gardener and have recently found the winter sowing site and find it is a very frugal way to garden. I can plant a $1.00 package of annuals and save $$$$$$$$, perennials too!! Have you investigated winter sowing? This is my first year to try it and I already have sprouts. Since this is my first year to winter sow I won't be offering my presentation until next winter but I sure plan to do offer it. Right now I am doing my volunteer hours by teaching gardening to 4-H kids. A frugal tip here is to ask the floral dept. at the grocery store to save their spent tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, etc. for the 4-H kids. I have 11 pots in the garage right now to take to my 4-H meeting and give to the children. They were all free and the children can put them in their own gardens to rebloom next year.
Another frugal tip is to get started on the seed exchange. I am going to save seeds from many of my plants this year and start trading in the winter. My goal is to trade seed with people in all 50 states, sounds like fun, no?
Hope you can use some of these frugal tips for your presentation.


clipped on: 05.06.2011 at 11:16 am    last updated on: 05.06.2011 at 11:16 am

RE: Too impatient to wait for seeds to emerge? (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: steve707 on 04.22.2011 at 10:45 am in Vegetable Gardening Forum

This is precisely why I started to pre-sprout in coffee filters and ziplock bags. Plus, like most gardening addicts, I accumulated way too many seeds, which get old, so pre-sprouting lets me know for sure whether I have viable seed or not. Once the seeds show a tiny root emerging, into the garden they go.


clipped on: 04.22.2011 at 11:04 am    last updated on: 04.22.2011 at 11:04 am