Everyday Cheapskate: Little known ways to get free seeds, tools and garden supplies

There’s nothing like spring and the promise of warmer summer days right around the corner to awaken one’s inner gardener.

Whether you’re an experienced gardener or a beginner, given these inflationary times, you may need more time to fork out money on gardening supplies and tools. Well, take heart! There are a number of places where you may be able to pick up gardening supplies for free.


Looking for gardening groups in your local area is a great idea. More than likely, you’ll meet experienced gardeners who are eager to help beginners get started. Any who have recently upgraded their gardening equipment, have extra soil or mulch, or even plant cuttings available for propagation, may be willing to donate them to help spread the joy and encourage newbies to the gardening scene.

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11 Surprising Places To Get Free Gardening Supplies And Save Money

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Spring is finally on the way. Spring offers warmer weather and more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. It is the perfect time to start working in your garden—or even start your first garden. However, with times as tight as they are, spending money on more gardening supplies is probably the last thing you want to do right now. Fortunately, there are many different places you can find free gardening supplies, allowing you to keep your costs way down when setting up your garden this spring. Read on to discover some surprising places where you can get free gardening supplies.

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1. Local Gardening Groups

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Try searching for local gardening groups—either those that meet in-person or a local Facebook group. You might find that experienced gardeners are interested in helping novice gardeners get started. Similarly, if someone in the group has recently

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