by Lee Wyatt
(last updated July 17, 2015)
One of the biggest drawbacks to gardening is the general cost associated with starting up. On a recent price comparison trip that I undertook, I priced out seven plants and found that it would cost me over $30 to get them. I figured that there must be some way to cut the cost of gardening, if not initially, then in the long run. The answer I came up with was a seed garden. With a seed garden you only have to pay the high initial cost the first time you purchase your plants, and simply can save seeds for planting next year. Here's how you do it.
While this method will not completely eliminate your gardening costs, it will dramatically reduce the amount of money you spend. Instead of having to pay year after year for the same plants, you will be able to have a largely self-sustaining system that doesn't require you to go out and spend your hard-earned money.
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