You can make a vegetable garden without spending any money if you are really determined to have a good diet as a component of enjoying your simple healthy lifestyle.
Please do remember that a simple healthy lifestyle requires a good diet.
- Choose a suitable place to make your vegetable garden
This one is a no-brainer, and really, everyone should be able to do this. Just look for a spot that gets a lot of sunshine during the day. This way, you maximize the growth of your plants.
This is the easiest tip to make your vegetable garden without spending any money.
- Recycle discarded materials to use for your vegetable garden
For almost a year I was planning on buying a net for my vegetable garden. For a whole year. And I’ve been waiting for that. It had never occurred to me before then that I could make a vegetable garden without spending any money.
But then early this month my budget told me I didn’t have money to buy a net. That’s why it’s so important to always create a budget. Read my post on tips to learn how to budget and be successful at it.
So then, knowing I couldn’t afford a net but desperately wanting a vegetable garden, I set out to look for discarded buckets, bathtubs etc to use as my containers.
I took a discarded fence wire to make the walls of my garden, took the old tattered net I’d gotten from my little brother, patched it up and used it as a roof.
This way, I’m confident I’ve made a structure that will keep out birds and my neighbor’s chickens.
To think I spent a year waiting for store-bought materials for a vegetable garden is ridiculous.
Please do the same. Find discarded materials to use for your garden. You are not going to look far and for long because people are always throwing out such things as leaky buckets and bathtubs, worn out fences and tattered nets. Doing this will enable you to make your vegetable garden without spending any money.
- Take advantage of the rainy season for your vegetable garden
You should aim to have a supply of vegetables for the whole year. Don’t miss out on planting, especially during the rainy season if you want to make your vegetable garden without spending any money.
The rain will be free water for your garden. And please make sure to have a reservoir so you can harvest the rain water to use long after the rainy season is gone. Doing this will definitely help you make your vegetable garden without spending any money.
- Make and tend to your own vegetable garden
I know a lot of people who say they don’t have the time to make and tend to their vegetable gardens.
But that garden is a source of the food you require in order to enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle, so you have to set aside some time to make it and then tend to it.
Hiring another person to make and tend to your garden is not going to help you if you want to make your vegetable garden without spending any money.
Saying you are too busy to make and tend to your vegetable garden is like saying you are too busy to exercise or to nurture healthy relationships, your spirituality and your personal development. You can never enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle if you entertain such an excuse.
Eating right should be one of your top priorities, so then you must be responsible for making and tending to your garden. You don’t have to hire someone else to do that for you.
Set aside little time during your day for this very important activity and that will enable you to make your vegetable garden without spending any money.
- Harvest and prepare your own seeds
You don’t have to buy seeds from the store if you really want to make your vegetable garden without spending any money.
I just harvested tomato seeds from a ripe potato I was cooking for my soup. I asked for some carrot, beetroot, spinach and kale seeds from a farmer near me.
But remember that we shouldn’t be all about taking; we must give too. Read my post on 8 important tips to be more generous.
So share your own seeds with other farmers as well so that you all end up with everything. This will help you make your vegetable garden without spending any money.
The final word
You really can make your vegetable garden without spending any money if you put a little effort into it. Don’t think you have to spend money to make a vegetable garden because you don’t. Just follow the tips above and don’t look back.
Thank you for reading this post. Please share your thoughts with us. How do you think you can make a vegetable garden without spending any money? If you’ve done that, please do share with us how you did it. If you haven’t yet but are planning to do it, please share your own tips.