As gardening continues to gain popularity, a self-proclaimed “broke girl” has shared her top gardening hacks for those on a budget. Ellie, known online as @elliebagwell, has amassed over 122,000 followers on TikTok by regularly sharing DIY hacks and savvy gardening tips.
In a recent TikTok video, Ellie recommended using cheap five-gallon buckets as plant pots or as a home for tomato plants. She suggested looking for them on marketplaces or at hardware stores. Ellie also advised using free palettes as decking or borders for flower beds, which can be found at local cabinet makers or behind large stores.
Ellie also shared a tip on where to find free mulch, which can be added to flower beds and planters. She suggested visiting chipdrop.com to find someone who can deliver mulch for free or contacting local lumber or tree trimming companies to inquire about free mulch delivery.
For those in need of gardening tools or furniture, Ellie recommended checking out auctions as a great place to find inexpensive items.
Fans of Ellie’s gardening hacks praised her tips and thanked her for sharing them. Many commented on how expensive gardening can be and how her tips will help them save money while still enjoying their hobby.
Ellie’s budget-friendly gardening hacks serve as a reminder that gardening can be accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. With a little creativity and resourcefulness, anyone can create a beautiful garden without breaking the bank.