Let’s go on a journey together. Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing my experience with Dollar Tree gardening.
Gardening has been a part of my family for generations. I remember my great grandmother gardening into her eighties. My mother also gardened using the small bit of space around the edge of our apartment. I even got into growing herbs and loved the feeling of success at how well my chives grew (chives may be one of the easiest things to grow LOL). When I moved out, I helped work in Tony’s mom’s garden. It was a good-sized garden. I grew flowers around our home, which Tony’s step-dad killed with the weed eater… (Oops) I purchased a few tomato and strawberry plants in containers, and they didn’t do that well.
When we purchased our first home, we decided to do a raised garden bed. It was back when Miracle-Gro had the little pods that you just popped into the ground. Some of the pods did really well. Others, not so much. In all honesty, the wildlife was partly to blame. Many of the pods got dug up and destroyed. That was my last attempt at gardening.
This year, I got an urge to do container gardening. I had watched a friend and her husband on YouTube be really successful with it. They purchased many of their supplies at the Dollar Tree and I decided to do the same. In this post, I’ll share what I picked up and what we plan to grow this spring and summer.
Dollar Tree Gardening: The Supplies
The Dollar Tree gardening section is pretty decent. More than decent, in fact. You can find everything from non-GMO seeds to watering cans. The key is to start shopping early. The supplies sell quickly and once they’re gone, they’re gone. The Dollar Tree is notorious for not restocking their seasonal items. For the sake of this post, I will link to some of the Dollar Tree gardening supplies that are available on the store’s website.
As I mentioned, I was interested in container gardening. Because of my chronic health issues, I’m unable to care for a large garden. I’m going to start the seeds indoors and then move the plants into containers on my back porch, which is screened. One of my favorite finds were the rolling trolleys that will allow me to move the plants to get the right amount of sun. Let’s take a closer look at what I found.
Dollar Tree Gardening Supplies
You can find non-GMO seeds at the Dollar Tree for only $0.25 per pack. There is a large variety. Tony and I chose cucumbers, grape tomatoes, bell peppers, a variety of hot peppers, and a few others. We also picked up some flower seeds as well as a couple of the Buzzy Grow Kits.
We picked up some seed starter pots that are biodegradable. I like this option because you can plant the pot into your larger container. We also purchased larger containers, though I’m worried they may not be big enough but I selected the biggest ones they had.
The exact Dollar Tree gardening supplies you need will depend on your garden. We picked up some of the planter trolleys, a watering can, and plant labels. The store also carries gardening tools, trellises, kneeling pads, and so much more. The website has several items, but the stores have many items that aren’t found on the website.
If you want to try your hand at gardening, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, consider buying your supplies at the Dollar Tree. You can even find potting soil (though I prefer Miracle-Gro brand). Again, don’t wait around long because these supplies will not last.
Please stay tuned for future posts in this series. The next post will be about sowing the seeds and tips for giving your seeds the best chance at growing. If you’ve tried Dollar Tree gardening supplies, leave a comment below. Was your garden successful? Do you have any favorite products?
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