Check out our small, container garden – all trashpicked except for the vegetable plants! I have a green thumb but I’m extremely, uh, in lieu of lazy, I’ll say lackadaisical, so I bought the plants at a local church plant sale instead of starting seeds (set me back a whole twelve bucks). I’m not the best planner of things – I mean, I plan to do stuff, but then it all kind of unravels from there in terms of starting & taking the steps involved to do whatever it is I want to do. Fortunately, being a constant gleaner of all things usable, while we were getting our garden together, any time a need came up for an item, I moseyed on over to my non-specific found item area & came up with what was needed. Man, I love that! It’s a love equal to that I have of having a well-stocked pantry so that if we’re in the mood for something specific to eat, it’s already there! I will say, my fiance & I make a good team though as he really, really enjoys the hard work or physical labor part & I really, really, like the finding-of-the-free-materials-not-so-hard-work part.
- 24″ plastic planter (3) – $15.00 (are you frickin’ kidding me?!?)
- 20″ plastic planter (1) – $8
- 15″ square planters (2) - $7
- Potting Soil (4 bags) – $3/each
- Peat Moss – $3 (half-bag)
- Shovel – $10
- Watering Can – $5
- Vinyl Coat Wire; Wire Mesh fencing – $10(?) worth (making this up based on the gazillion types/sizes of fencing & prices I’ve seen)
- Garden ‘stakes’ – in this case, metal holders used for retail tool displays (8) – $2/each
- Plastic Lawn Edging (12ft) - $5
Total – $127.00
It’s sooo hard to not feel superior when you add it all up. I’m just saying…..