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Anyone who gardens year round knows that it can get expensive, especially because it often costs a lot of money to get the garden going. But what if I told you there was a way to get your garden started for little to no money at all? Would you be interested? I would be.

I am here to share with you 10 methods of gardening that will not only surprise you but also save you a pretty penny.

These are all methods that are great for growing crops using kitchen scraps. Growing your own food can be tough, but not if you use these methods. So here they are.

1. Pineapple

First you must buy a pineapple with a crown on the inside. Pull the crown out and place it in some water, once the roots are showing plant the crown plant the top in dirt.  Water the pineapple weekly and you’ll notice as the top of the crown falls off after browning for a few months. Make sure you keep it in a warm environment because they cannot survive in the cold.

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2. Potatoes

You can plant potatoes right in the dirt. After you have done this you can expect to see some potatoes grow, it’s that easy!

3. Onion

You can plant onions whole, or you can plant just a portion of the onion. Water them regularly, the roots of the onion will begin to grow and green onions will form on top of the soil.

4. Sunflower Seeds

All you have to do for some sunflowers is throw a couple sunflower seeds in the garden; the rest will take care of itself.

5. Dry Beans and Legumes

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If you’re looking to grow some beans and legumes all you have to do is plant some in the ground and water them regularly.

6. Garlic

Take garlic and separate the cloves, then plant each clove in the garden and water them regularly. Each clove can create 10 cloves if planted appropriately, now that’s what I call saving money.

7. Ginger

You can either grow ginger in a pot or in the ground. Take a piece of ginger and plant it straight into the ground, or pot, then continue to water it regularly. The ginger should be ready in roughly 6 months.

8. Avocado

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You can grow avocado trees from the pit of an avocado believe it or not. All you have to do is plant an avocado seed in the ground and water it regularly. However, many people like to begin the sprouting process indoors, but the decision is all yours. The pit should split in about 2 weeks and you’ll notice some leaves sprouting. This process takes sa little longer compared to the other items on this list.

9. Celery

Plant the base of the celery straight into the soil and water it regularly. The same can be done for romaine lettuce. Celery is one of the easiest plants to grow on this list.

10. Basil

Take a stalk of basil and placed it in a jar of water. Once the roots appear at the bottom transfer the basil into some dirt, and there you have it. You’ll literally never have too buy basil again if you follow these easy instructions.

Each one of these methods works very well, I have actually tried a few of them out in the past. The best part is that I have taken some of these items off my grocery list because of how successful my plants were. Aside the wonderful garden I have created I have also saved some money. You should try it!

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