One of the easiest ways to save money when growing your own organic food is by starting your plants from seed. An average organic plant can range from $4-$10 a plant. A package of organic seeds can cost you $1.99-$4.99 and some of the packets have over 1000 seeds in them! A lot of seeds need to be started indoors and then transferred outside into a greenhouse similar to the ones in this post.
Greenhouses really create the right environment for your plants to flourish and grow their best. A greenhouse can vary significantly in price ranging anywhere from $150-$4,000+. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create the right environment for your plants. The two greenhouses showcased in this post were both under $200. My neighbor and I bought the greenhouse together to save even further. We both split the responsibilities and cost, making this an even better investment.
This year we purchased a new greenhouse on sale for $160. It was super easy to put together and took us less then an hour to put it up. This greenhouse is portable and can easily be removed and stored when it is no longer needed. It might seem like a lot of parts, but no tools were needed to put this together, now that is what I call easy!
We simply put the frame together and attached the screws with the elbow nuts and the frame was up and ready.
Now we slipped the tent like material over the frame and that was it…our new greenhouse!
Last week I started my seeds indoors and they are coming along nicely. They are almost ready to be transplanted into bigger containers.
When I transplant them into bigger containers, I will use plastic 16 oz cups with holes drilled into the bottom of the cup for proper drainage. This is an inexpensive way to transplant your plants when needed. I then will transfer the plants outdoors in my greenhouse to allow them to get bigger and stronger.
Choosing to grow your own plants from seeds will really save you a lot of money. You also can get a jump start on starting your seeds when you have a greenhouse to create the perfect environment for your plants. It is well worth the small investment!