One of the most common questions we get here at Organic Gardening is: how do I get started with a tiny budget?

You’ve been looking through magazines and websites, doodling on scraps of paper, laying out plans for the most stunning natural gardenscape the world has witnessed since Versailles, but you’re on a tight budget and that has kept you from realizing your dream.  Our experts break down the steps to getting your garden in place, no matter your budget.

 

Get Started.

I know, that doesn’t seem like much advice, does it?  But our experts claim that the most important step you can take in building out your garden is just to get started.

“Even if all you have is a window sill, just take an old coffee cup, a handful of soil and a couple of seeds and get started,” says gardening expert Judi Ambrosio.

The human brain is wired to want to finish projects that have been started.  Taking that first step is the key to getting started.  Don’t even have a window?  No problem. Our experts recommend that you start by sprouting your own seeds which can be done under a kitchen sink in total darkness and give you a bounty of fresh, delicious, nutritious sprouts you can use to amp up a salad or sandwich and get your feet wet in the world of organic gardening for literally pennies.

Even if all you have is a window sill, just take an old coffee cup, a handful of soil and a couple of seeds and get started.

Eat what you grow.

This seems like another piece of advice from the “duh” file, but Ms Ambrosio goes on to explain the importance of this.

“As you begin consuming the plants you’re growing in your own garden you’ll build a connection to the process on a very intimate, biological level,” she says.  “The momentum will encourage you to continue your project because their is nothing sadder than someone who isn’t enjoying the fruits of their labor.”