Gardening is a great way to grow healthy foods and beautiful flowers, and provide habitat for wildlife. It’s entertaining, great exercise, and your garden can save you a bunch of money on fresh food. However, as any gardener knows, you can go way over budget when you start shelling out cash for seeds, fertilizer, tools, mulch, etc. So what’s not to love about a few garden freebies?!
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I did a little looking around online and found these free resources that you might be interested in for your homestead. Some offers may be time sensitive, so order yours soon. Other links are to posts on how to find sources for free garden goodies, like compost and mulch. Please feel free to share additional links to garden freebies in the comments!
Free Milkweed Seeds to help the Monarchs, from Live Monarch
The Tasty Bite Fresh Food Donation Program – Free spinach seeds to grow and donate part of your harvest.
Bring Back the Bees – Free Wildflower Seeds for Canadians. For US citizens, you have to buy a box of specially marked Cheerios. I can’t vouch for the quality of kind of wildflower seeds in these free packages.
Free Garden Stuff – I can’t vouch for all of the companies they share on this site.
Free Printable Garden Notebook – For planning your garden and keeping a journal.
Free Kitchen Garden Planner from Gardener’s Supply – This is an online resource for planning out your vegetable garden.
Check out The Balance website for links to free plans for playhouses and dog houses, pallet projects, and garden catalogs you can order at no cost (their products aren’t free!).
Be sure to check Freecycle and the free section of Craigslist for garden supplies and plants. I have found free perennials, flower bulbs, pallets, cement blocks, tools and pots over the years. Availability in your area is completely dependent on what people are giving away!
Don’t forget to check local garage sales for inexpensive tools, plants, and pots for your gardenl
I’ll update this if I find more freebies. Feel free to share your suggestions and links in the comments.
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The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.