/ Garden / 4 Home Vegetable Garden Types And Ideas On a Budget

4 Home Vegetable Garden Types And Ideas On a Budget

admin on October 14, 2015 - 1:45 am in Garden, Ideas

I still remember my mother working in home garden and getting some important vegetables and fruits from it. As a teenage kid I was not sure why she is doing so much work in garden because I didn’t enjoy this. Gardening is not my cup of tea that I think few years ago but as a man with kids I am very much interested in home gardening. I have discovered benefits of this and I want to grow something in home garden.  The cost of food and grocery is rising ever since so I am a bit concern about my budget; I am ready to involve myself in home garden to grow some vegetables on budget. Let’s have a look on different types of home garden that can be created in home on reasonable rate.

Container garden

This is considered as one of the easy way to start your home garden. If you have limited space in your home as garden, this is one of the best ways to start your home garden.  This is second year that I have this container garden in home but in the first year I have struggled a lot but now I have realized and learn the tricks to grow fresh vegetables. As a starter or in trail period you will not be able to get the desired results but after one season you would be able to get the worthy results. Now I have grown basil and potatoes in my home garden and also looking for spinach to grow in time. This year I am a lot more confident about the success.

What are the supplies required to build up your home garden?

Some of the supplies required are listed below:

  • Gardening soil
  • Containers
  • Water
  • Seeds
  • Compost
  • Tiller or hand rake

Estimated Cost in setting up this garden

The cost associated with buying the supplies is a lot dependent on where you buy these supplies from. Most of the dollar stores in early spring will give away grocery and feed on reasonable rate. Contain cost will be between five to ten dollars each and hand racks and seeds will cost you two to five dollar each item. So overall initial cost will not exceed 100 dollar mark as you will be planting these in small space.

What can you grow?

You can grow following things in container gardens:

  • Turnips
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • Green beans

In ground garden bed

This is one of the most economical gardens if you have extra room and good soil. The 500 sq feet garden with this type in your home can feed you up to eight months and you may be left with some extra items that you can give to your friends and family.

What are the supplies required to set up this garden?

There are some supplied needed to setup this home garden includes:

  • Compost
  • Hand tillers
  • Seeds
  • Trellis
  • Stakes
  • Stone fence
  • Wood
  • Bricks

What would be the cost of setting up this garden?

If you have good soil in your home so you will not require buying it from market so it will save some money. However you will have to spend between 100 dollars to 200 dollars to buy everything.

What can you grow?

  • Corn
  • Pumpkins
  • Eggplant
  • Pepper
  • Potatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Watermelon

Raised bed garden

This garden is ideal for those who got some extra space. If you have done well with the container type of gardening than it would be ideal for you to jump in to raised bed gardening. It will give you better yields. This is perfect if your soil is not suitable for gardening.

Estimated cost

Setting up raised bed garden will not cost you more than dollar 10 per frame. With cost of tiller, seeds and soil it would be around 100 dollars as newspaper and clippings are mostly free. You can borrow hand tillers from your neighbor if you want to save some cost.

What you can grow?

  • You can grow following thigs:
  • Pumpkins
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Rhubarb
  • Beans
  • Brussels
  • Asparagus

Window Box Garden

Don’t worry even if you have apartment you can still be able to deal with box gardening. It’s simple and easy to set up. What supplies you may require for this type of gardening? You will require hanging boxes, soil, water and seeds to set up this garden in your home.


It is cost effective type of home garden as you need boxes to hang to grow vegetables. You will have to spend $50 on initial setup and you will have to add cost of seeds that you will buy from store. Otherwise 50 dollars are enough for this.

What you can grow?

You can grow following vegetables in home garden:

  • Spinach
  • Greens
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes

These are the four types of home garden and you can feed your family with fresh and quality food items for months.

Add a comment...

Comments are closed.