How to start a garden for under $250

Over the last years, a lot of people have taken up gardening. And planters—raised or ground level, big or small, plastic or wood—have never been a more popular way to get started! 

Have surging grocery prices put you in a mind to start growing your own food? We’ve got just what you need: a complete, easy-to-maintain garden for under $250. No tools required—just get growing! 

Turn to Smart Pots

First, pick up a Smart Pot fabric planter Smart Pot.

With a capacity of 380 L, this 1.8-metre-long rectangular planter has three separate sections for different crops. Made of high-quality, heavy-duty geotextile, it’s washable, reusable and designed for proper soil drainage and aeration to prevent root rot.

Just unfold it, and you’re all set!

It’s also available in other sizes.

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Add some quality soil

Next, you’ll need to fill your planter with high-quality soil to get your plants growing.

You can get a perfect mix for planter gardening by combining Botaflora garden soil with composted sheep manure or shrimp and peat moss compost, plus a little Botaflora potting mix to lighten it up.

With that blend, you’ll have the perfect conditions for growing vegetables and herbs. 



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Practical tip: Once you’ve filled your planter, all that’s missing are the plants! For good root development, add bone meal when planting your tomato and cucumber plants.  Bone meal comes in a useful resealable container and can also be used when planting trees, shrubs and perennials. 

Use the right fertilizers

For a bountiful harvest, it helps to use granular fertilizer.

Botaflora 8-12-14 granular garden fertilizer can be added once during planting and once mid-season to ensure a plentiful harvest. 

If you want to go the extra mile with your new garden, you can also use water-soluble fertilizers. For vegetables, we recommend 15-15-30 water-soluble garden fertilizer, available in 500 g and 1.5 kg. 
Starting a garden is easier than ever, and all for under $250! 


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