Create the landscape of your dreams -- from just a dirt-cheap investment!
Producing a beautuful yard and a bountiful garden doesn't have to cost a fortune. Gardners really can "have it all," says Master Gardener Rhonda Massingham Hart, and they really can get something for nothing. In Dirt-Cheap Gardening, Hart shares years of practical experience and imaginative, time-tested ideas for saving money and cutting costs.
Dirt-Cheap Gardening offers a wealth of tips, tricks, and hints on how to:
-- Reuse and recycle to save in the yard and garden
-- Identify and acquire useful tools
-- Avoid tools that are useless "toys"
-- Institute low-cost ways of assuring healthy plants
-- Buy, save, and start seeds
-- Obtain plants for free -- or at least as best buys
-- Find money-saving plant varieties
-- Create inexpensive garden accents and accessories
-- Evaluate which plants make a better investment than others
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About the Author
Rhonda Massingham Hart is a master gardener and the author of Vertical Vegetables & Fruit, The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb, Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden, and Squirrel Proofing Your Home & Garden. She has written articles for a variety of magazines, including Flower & Garden, Woman’s Day, and Fine Gardening. She writes extensively on organic gardening techniques and lives in Washington State.
Table of Contents
The Dirt on Cheap Gardening
1: The Absolutes
2: Tools and Toys
3: Priceless Plants
4: Winning Varieties
5: Save From the Start
6: Plant Wellness Pays
7: Cheap Skills
8: Landscape For Less
9: Longer Life for Your Plant Dollars
10: Reap Bountiful Harvests
A: Comparative Table of Vegetable Production Rates
B: High-Productivity Fruit Varieties
C: Free (Or At Least Cheap) Stuff for Gardeners
D: Recommended Reading List