39 thoughts on “12 Easy Tips To Save Money While Gardening

    Yusef Rahaman

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Great video! I love making wine out of my surplus crops. In missouri it was a great year for peaches and cucumbers.

    Canadaheather

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    The last to gardening seasons have not been very good in my area of BC. What I was able to harvest, I quickly put down whether it was freezing or canning. Two seasons ago, I was able to make so much pasta sauce and pizza sauce that I have not had to buy a jar of it in well over a year.

    Tim Rosanelli

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    My money saving gardening tip is to develop a list of seasonal recipes that use vegetable available in your garden at a specific times of the year. For example, we make a stuffed peppers recipe that uses zucchini in the summer and we make a stuffed peppers that uses butternut squash in the fall.

    Rob Hart (Sapper Gardener)

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Wow. The wine making is a great idea. Lots of great ideas.

    K Pac

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Greeting from New Jersey. You have an excellent garden. I have a 10000 sq ft of growing space for my garden. I didnt save a lot of money through gardening. I spent around $1800 to build the garden (infrastructure, compost, rentals etc). I sold some produce to friends and much to myself. My melons got eaten away by insects. Some white bodied flies I dont know what they are. It's kind of disappointing. What grew well for me so far: garlic, okra, onions, corn, summer squash. What failed miserably: melon, spring planted spinach, cabbage, eggplants (they are still in garden but not producing fruit).

    Graham Thomas

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    save money and enjoy your garden all at the same time !b🐝🐞🐤👍👍

    Graham Thomas

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    save money and enjoy your garden all at the same time !b🐝🐞🐤👍👍

    Svetla Nikolova

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    another great vid! thank you!

    Eric Glass

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Great job :)

    Johnny Hernández S.

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    I am amazed at how much you have done with such a small space. Moreover, I am very impressed that you can do this with only about 3 months of "warm" weather. In the Dominican Republic, we have sunshine all year long, which i'm sure you'd get a lot of benefit from. I have definitely taken up a lot of pointers from your videos and I will be surely developing my techniques and results Thank you!!!

    whomp11

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Hey Stephen, I was wondering if you could do s short video on whether or not Canola oil is an effective organic pesticide to use in the garden?.

    Thanks and keep pumping out the great content!

    shirley lyons

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Thank you for your video. It was clear and easy to follow—and gives me hope that maybe my attempt at gardening will someday be a complete success.

    Believe

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Always great info Stephen! Thank you!

    Poppy B.

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Great suggestions Stephen!!. The old turkey fig tree that came with the property I reside on is the most productive and low maintenance perennial here. I took a few cuttings this year, and one of them rooted well. I would recommend anyone who is into self sufficiency and lives in a zone where figs can be grown in the ground to have at least one tree.

    Elyse Joseph

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Well done my friend! This time of year I barely buy any fruit nor vegetable, just eat fresh, local food, even some fresh fish from the lake ;-)

    Sista Sarah

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    awesome…. but i think you forgot something:: CANNING….. Do you not can your food- or even turn your cucumbers into pickles???

    Excellent tips, Stephen! Your garden is looking great!

    OhHowHappyGardener

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Great video! Going to the garden is like going to the grocery store this time of year– there's so much coming in.

    Chris Dahl

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    I'll bet if you made your wine a private label vintage, you could sell out on-line and make a tidy profit! Just remember to sell no wine b4 its time! Lol!

    MattThermer

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    I love to use second hand items or even better free stuff in the garden. Beds, trellises, and fencing can all add up if you are buying new. Some things are worth the money to me though. My pruning shears is a cheap pile of junk and does damage to the plants with it's dull cuts, definitely should've spent a bit extra for a higher quality tool in that case. In the end I garden because I enjoy it and would likely continue even if it wasn't saving me a lot of money, that's just an added benefit.

    This and That with Chris

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    wow thanks for the great video I know my garden has saved our family in more than one way!

    Andrea Hughes

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Great video! Thank you! 🙂 The only thing that I do that you didn't mention already is I cut my own stakes for bean poles and tomatoes. There is an abandoned wood lot in my neighborhood with quite a few scrubby trees and shrubs. I cut the branches into poles with a lopper. I also do this when I prune sometimes or when a tree falls naturally (provided the tree isn't infested with some kind of insect.) Don't worry, I'm careful which trees I select for this, and never take all of anything.

    Hugh Janus

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Nice wine collection you have there!

    Chris Towerton

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Very cool, though we don't have a very productive garden at the minute, by your reckoning, I'm glad to discover that we're saving $10 per day by not drinking ;-)

    Dennis Dingemanse

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Thank you for the video and the nice ideas. Here in Holland they don't charge extra for water during dry periods but anyhow invested in extra 180 tank which has been very useful up to now

    Dennis Dingemanse

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Thank you for the video and the nice ideas. Here in Holland they don't charge extra for water during dry periods but anyhow invested in extra 180 tank which has been very useful up to now

    lunnuma

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Gardening costs certainly can add up in the initial setup of everything (seeds, seedlings, saplings, soil, compost, drip irrigation lines + timers, rain barrels / gutters, trellises, fertilizers, BT + copper sprays etc for bugs / fungus, wood chips, storage barrels for compost; not to mention the water bill in especially dry areas). Thankfully, there are lots of non-monetary rewards, in terms of overall enjoyment, fresh air, closeness to nature, etc.

    wildchook (Mary)

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Great video Stephen.

    Trav Wilson

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    This is way off topic, but could you produce a video on your weight loss?

    Cheyenne McLeod

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    My hometown has a program through the waste company that allows you to get free compost. They can not guarantee that it is organic because it's made from the green waste of the whole town. Also during winter, ranchers are more that willing to give you there rotting hay for mulching as long as you pick it. I've also heard that tree companies will give wood chips for free as long as you pick them up or pay for delivery.

    Sher Thom

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Nice list. I have two video ideas I would like to see: Can you show us how you constructed your fence (rabbits have moved into my garden) and how you make your wine (my grapes will be ripening soon).

    Carrie B.

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    I live in NE Alabama, zone 7b.  I am able to root suckers from my first crop of tomatoes for a second crop to be planted at the end of July.  I use recycled pots and my own worm casting/compost mixture to root the suckers.  I can also save the seeds from these two crops for the following year.

    wipeoutxl

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    haha, when you were talking about saving water the next shot was you squeezing water out of a tomato. I thought you were going to say you save on water cost by juicing your tomatoes and reusing the water!

    Potato Strong

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    I spent a lot up front but I make my own compost, am on my own water well. I dump pro mix soil from containers into garden or compost bin. I'm working on extending the season with cold frames/greenhouse for more crops and more production (square foot gardening ). Canning might be another tip.

    melovescoffee

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    We pay a certain amount for every container of green waste the city collects. It pays to compost. General trash like broken buckets or containers and pieces of wood often find a new life in the garden as well before thrown out years later. General trash is 3 times more expensive here to get rid of. Not much more i can think of. I think i have bought salt, toiletpaper and a snickers bar this week instead of 60 euros of groceries. It sure adds up! Thanks for the great video, Stephen! It's good to be reminded of all the reasons to keep going.

    Zyzyzx Zyzer

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Come on man save that much money on water for 100 gallons of stored water? No way if you're using the rain barrels it would be gone in several days to weeks with no replenishment and the initial investment your lucky to just say you can save your plants when the water stops working. The rest of your utopian garden video is cool LOL

    Alexander Legaree

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    My herb garden saves me heaps 🙂 and they grow all year long here :-)

    Coop W

    (October 29, 2016 - 10:36 am)

    Wow does your garden look delish. great vid thanks for sharing.

    pretty much hit all of them! Great episode Stephen!

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