Build a garden for less than 3 dollars

May 19, 2010 by

This is the “you have no excuse not to” garden post.

Did you know you could buy bags of top soil from the dollar store?  Guess how much? Only 1 dollar!

Did you know you could buy potting containers from the dollar store?  Guess how much?  Only 1 dollar!

Did you know you could buy seeds from the dollar store?  Guess how much?  Nope… only 25 cents per pack!

I didn’t know this until I walked into my local dollar store looking for who-knows-what and I noticed big bags of potting soil near the entrance.  “These can’t be only a buck” I thought to myself, but as the big sign outside clearly states, it was only 99 cents.

Then I did some scouting around the store and found the seed stand.  All seed packets, even though priced at 99 cents on the packet, was only 25 cents each.  I bought a ton of seeds and that is what I planted in my big garden.  Seeds packets at Home Depot run anywhere from $1.50 to $3.00 and I had to buy a few of these to fill in the missing vegitables i wanted to grow, but I found about 90% of what I wanted to grow at the dollar store.

All that to say… you can build a little herb garden or plant some smaller garden containers for next to nothing!  You have no excuse not to plant something editable in your backyard or apartment patio area.

Here is a quick project I put together for less than 3 dollars

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