Are you trying to pull off the cheapest garden ever? Sometimes we just don’t have money to really put into a garden. There is no shame. I’ve been there done that. That’s why I wrote about Dollar Tree Gardening Supplies. I have been busy doing my Spring Garden Prep.
There are some items, I don’t recommend buying at DT (Dollar Tree.) Some items, if you don’t know what they are made of, it leaves you with questions about whether it’s safe to use or not. Since we are talking about growing food today, it is my suggestion to use your best judgement when picking out your gardening supplies.
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Dollar Tree Gardening Supplies
Links going to the dollar tree are just to get a visual. I believe when you buy from their website most of the items must be bought in bulk.
- Kneeling pads – Just a cheap spongy material, but it works great for when you are kneeling in the garden for long periods of time.
- Outside Thermometer – This comes in handy when you have plants that may need to come inside with cold temps. #WeHaveAppsForThat Lol!
- Garden Ties – These come in handy for climbers.
- Decorations – I happen to love Dollar tree Decorations. They have really upped their game. I noticed this last fall when I saw a huge assortment of fall craft items. I bought stuff to make two beautiful fall wreaths. I love these stepping stones from DT!
- Fairy Garden Supplies – Oh yes, I am excited! I want to create one of these. I know it’s kinda silly but I think they are so cute.
- Seed starters – I have not bought these from DT, but I would just make sure that they are food safe.
- Pruning shears – Not the greatest quality and there is no telling what kind of metal is used in these tools, but if you are low on money, you can find them at the DT.
- Small shovels and Rakes – These are small hand shovels, not big ones. Perfect for helping dig a small hole for seeds. Again, the kind of metal used is questionable, so use your best judgment.
- Small fences – These are those cute little decorative fences.
- Weed puller – These are handy little tools, but they are cheaply made from my experience of them. It might be better to invest in a better brand tool.
- Weed barrier – I am not sure what these are made out of, but I would make sure that they are made from food-safe material.
- Popsicle sticks – I am using these for garden markers!
If you are thinking about starting your herb garden with seeds instead of plants, check out this Seed Starting Class first. It’s a very affordable way to learn about growing from seeds. I took the class myself from the Online Gardening School. The instructor Rick has 18 years of gardening experience! He really knows what he is talking about!
- Gloves – These work perfectly for me and my kids. My boys are pretty big now, so their hands are about the size of mine already.
- Soil – I don’t think I would buy soil from DT. The bag is small. Is it even worth $1.00? The hard thing about soil is you never know what is in it. Is it full of weed seeds, or bugs just ready to eat your plants alive? If you buy the soil make sure to keep it outside…
- Seeds – I hope the seeds are safe to buy from DT, I have bought them before, and I used them. They seemed to work just as well as any other seeds I have bought before. Amazon also sells (affiliate link) seeds!
- Planters – I don’t buy many planters. Usually when I do, they have plants in them. You can save containers throughout the year and use those as planters instead! Just make sure they are food safe!
They do have a cute selection of planters though. Plastic Planters with Saucers, Galvanized OVAL Metal Floral Planters,
Colorful ROUND Galvanized Metal Planters, Rectangular Plastic Planters – These would be cute to fill with some herbs! They also have terra-cotta pots!
Hanging planters – I just love these. I have some coconut inserts to hang on the side of the porch. The hanging planters are usually so pretty filled with flowers or ferns!
- Hose nozzles – It may be better to not buy cheap on these. A good nozzle will last for many years. Amazon has a great selection, and I love that you can find one with great reviews, (affiliate link) like this one.
- Twine – One of my favorite items! I made Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments using their twisted colored twine (craft aisle.) They also have plain old twine that is pretty good too. It is usually around the tools, I want to say but I’m not sure. It’s probably different at every DT.
- Watering cans – I love using my watering can. Right now, my garden is small since winter, so my winter crops are getting watered with a watering can!
- Baskets – Baskets are great for holding your gardening supplies, seeds, gloves, tools, and so much more. I like to use a basket to organize my seeds.
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