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Gardening Essentials to Buy at the Dollar Store

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When you are living on a budget but want to expand your garden, then you need to go to the Dollar Store! Over the past couple of years, I have seen the Dollar Store expand their garden supplies from tiny pots and watering cans to decent sized pots, watering cans with the longer spout, seeds, tools, gloves and even small bags of soil! This is where I needed to be shopping to get my garden going for this year.

The must have that I picked up first was the watering can with the narrow spout. I prefer this kind of spout for my small indoor pots because I can control the water flow. To buy this type at Walmart or Lowe’s will run you at least $10.

Next, I picked up some pots for my seedlings. The ones I picked up are 6″ pots which after I am done with transplanting my seedlings to bigger pots, I will use these pots to transplant my herbs. There were bigger pots that I plan on picking up this week once I have my garden plans set. At Home Depot, a 6″ pot starts at $2  so you can basically get one free at the Dollar Store.

Then, I found a hanging basket and liner which will be great for the wild flower seeds that I purchased as well. I love the look of a hanging baskets on porches to bring out the colors of a house. What I don’t like is the price at Walmart starting at $8 for a small one. I can’t wait to watch my flowers bloom in my new hanging basket!

Other things that you can find to get your garden started is gardening tools like a shovel and rake, gardening gloves and kneeling pads. I have all of these from previous years of gardening so I didn’t need to buy them this year but it is a great resource for someone just starting on their green thumb journey or someone needing to replace their tools.

Last week, I talked about the variety of seeds that you can buy at the dollar store. Out of convenience, I picked up seed packets for carrots and lettuce at Walmart which were $1.49 and $1.69 each so I could have picked up a third packet if I bought them at the Dollar Store! If you want to read my post about starting from seeds here is the post: Plant Seeds to Save The Earth

The only thing that I did not purchase at the Dollar Store was my soil. Since I will be doing my gardening from pots, I prefer to use Miracle Grow potting soil because it has the added nutrients my plants will need.

I can’t wait to continue to journal my garden as the season continues! Fill me in on some of your gardening tips below!

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8 thoughts on “Gardening Essentials to Buy at the Dollar Store

  1. Love this post as it reminds me that my favorite season is coming. I love gardening, so sharing those tips is priceless.

  2. Spring is here! I loved going to the Dollar Store when I was still living in the U.S. Those finds are very cute.

  3. I love the dollar store. With three littles who aren’t always super keen on sharing, I really appreciate that I can get three watering cans without wasting too much money. 🙂

  4. What a great post, and a great idea! I admit, most of my gardening needs are a bit more specialized than this – BUT I love how easy you made it for parents getting started on gardening with their kids to just go to their local Dollar Store for their needs! 🙂

  5. This is a great idea! My little ones like to garden, but we all have thumbs of death. This might be a way to try it on a budget!

  6. Such a great idea for anyone who wants to try gardening but without taking too big of a risk! Thank you!

  7. love this, i was just thinking of what i needed to garden with

  8. I love to garden but I just can’t get myself to shop at the dollar store. I just can’t shake the feeling that every item is so cheap because the person who made it was mistreated/ not paid a living wage. Just not for me, but a good list of things you need to garden!

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