Small Budget Gardener

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With consumers seeking ways to do more with less money, this book is a must have for gardening on a budget. With helpful tips and advice, gardeners can create beautiful, healthy sustainable landscapes with recycled materials and limited resources. Author Mauren Gilmer includes a chapter on food gardening and preserving precious resources.
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Overview


With consumers seeking ways to do more with less money, this book is a must have for gardening on a budget. With helpful tips and advice, gardeners can create beautiful, healthy sustainable landscapes with recycled materials and limited resources. Author Mauren Gilmer includes a chapter on food gardening and preserving precious resources.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591864615
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,392,881
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Maureen Gilmer has risen to the top of gardening media in America through books, television, radio, newspapers and the Internet. She is the author of more than 15 gardening books and writes Yardsmart, a national color newspaper column in its fourth year syndicated weekly by Scripps Howard News Service. She is host and project designer for the television series, Weekend Gardening, on the DIY Network. Her articles and photography have appeared in national magazines and frequently appears on numerous television and cable programs

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Stretch Every Dollar 8

1 Buy It Right and Buy It Once: Essentials yes, junk no 10

2 Shop 'Til You Drop: Get a bargain every time 34

3 Free Dirt: Feed your soil on the cheap 52

Part 2 Environmental Cents 74

4 Nature's Climate Control: Saving energy dollars 76

5 Never Thirsty: Cut your water bill in half 98

6 Don't Throw It Away: Recycle and reuse everything 116

7 Tips and Tricks: Twice the garden for half the price 146

Part 3 Gratis - As It Should Be 162

8 Garden Tech: Exploit the World Wide Web 164

9 Making Babies: How to propagate free plants 184

10 Eat for Free: Your backyard veggie superstore 212

11 Your Tax Dollars at Work: Government payoffs 228

Bibliography 234

Seasonal Gardening Notes 236

Meet Mo 240

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  • Posted February 3, 2011

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    Great Tips for Newbies

    Has some great tips and tricks for those of us new to gardening. It has some topics that are not worth covering for most people. Gives a lot of suggestions and ideas on how to start gardening with the proper tools and websites for support and where to buy seeds. Great tips for us newbies.

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