Some of the best gardening tips I've received have been ways to recycle otherwise worthless objects in the garden. Using old coffee cans to stake plants like the ones shown here, covering tender tomatoes with soda bottles, foiling cutworms with the cardboard tube from toilet paper... There are so many ways to save money, time and resources in the garden and before I make it sound like a purely noble pursuit, many of these found objects can give your garden that look of age and substance we all crave.
Sometimes saving money in the garden means spending a little bit up front. Good soil, a good watering system and healthy plants are all worth paying for. Just do it wisely. Here are my Top 10 Ways to Save Money in the Garden. If you have a tip for recycling in your garden, we'd love you to share it.
Photo: Courtesy of the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center