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Free and Low Cost Plants. Plant Swapping. Seed Saving.
Exploring the many ways to acquire free and low cost plants.

Dozens of Ways to Find and Grow Free and Inexpensive Plants, Shrubs, Herbs, Trees, and Vegetables for Landscaping, Flower Arrangements and Food.

In a world that places such a premium on instant gratification and convenience, it's sometimes easy to forget that we actually live in a world of abundance when it comes to trees and plants. There are so many ways to locate and grow free and inexpensive plants that take just a bit of ingenuity or patience.

Free Gardener's Handbook plus Information on Propagating Plants and Starting Your Own Lucrative Backyard Nursery is all about landscape gardening, propagating landscape plants from seeds and cuttings, and has one of the most educational gardening discussion boards on the web... plus information about starting your own profit producing backyard nursery.

This is also a fabulous resource... with all sorts of FREE stuff to get you started:

  • The Gardeners Secret Handbook.  It's an Ebook:
  • Free Report:  21 Plants that are
    Easy to Grow and Sell Like Crazy!
  • Free Potting Bench Plans
  • Free Potting Soil Recipe
  • Free Plans for a Legless
    Potting Bench
    (not kidding)
  • Weekly, one minute
    gardening lessons
  • Free Plans for a Mini Hoop House

CLICK HERE to get ALL of the above free stuff.... and to sign up for Mike's free newsletter.

Some Ideas for Propagating Your Own Plants... for Free!

Yard Clippings and Trimmings on Trash Heaps.

Seeds and Clippings from the Food You Consume ... or Which are Discarded in Grocery Store and Farmers Market Dumpsters

Clippings from Plants and Flowers and Herbs You Buy or Are Given to You

Tree and Plant Seeds from Public Gardens

Discarded Plants and Flowers in Dumpsters

How to Start Your Seeds

How You Can Adapt Commercial Nursery Techniques to Starting Your Seeds Indoors Recommends These Books on Plant Propagation
"... This book is a must for anyone interested in the propagation of just about any botanical-from herbs to vegetables to exotics. As an avid seed collector and gardener, this book has been indespensable and reigns as king of my botanical library!! ...." "... This book has excellent pictures of techniques for alternative propagation methodologies and a extremely wide treatment of many species. I cannot imagine anyone who would need any other book. I've read five other propagation books but this book has it all, written in well thought out descriptions and illustrated with great pictures. Highly recommended!!!..."
Secrets of Plant Propagation: Starting Your Own Flowers, Vegetables, Fruits, Berries, Shrubs, Trees, and Houseplants "... This book treats propagation in a very thorough manner, telling how all types of propagation are carried out, as well as some tips on easier or best practices. The illustrations are very clear and helpful. Additionally, the book tells which types of propagation work best for specific genera of plants..."
"...Growing your own plants from seeds or cuttings is much easier than you think. The plant propagation techniques that you'll learn in this book are simple to do and easy to learn, and they work incredibly well! If you already have a green thumb you'll love this book. If you don't have a green thumb, be prepared, you are likely to amaze yourself. Finding a beautiful plant and being able to reproduce that plant as many times as you like is a thrilling experience and it can be quite addicting. Since gardening is very therapeutic, that's a good thing. Learning how to propagate your own plants can result in a great deal of savings and/or earnings...."

Where to Locate Free and Low Cost Plants

Craigs List

FreeCycle Groups: Directory of over 5,000 groups in 88 countries... and growing! "... We created the Recycling Group Finder because we thought it would be a great way of helping The Freecycle Network and other recycling groups and their members. Specifically we wanted to make it easy for potential members find the right group for them...."

Flea Markets and Yard Sales

Seed Saving Groups

Plant Swaps

Online Auctions

eBay auctions are a great place to locate low cost seeds, plants and trees.

Garden Club Plant Sales



Market Place

eBay Sniper



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