Intro: Ghetto Garden
So everyone I talk to says that gardening is expensive. Now to me, I think it's the cheapest hobby out there. I also believe its the hobby that benefits the soul the most - both physically and mentally. It also lets you understand your surroundings more, and overall you have an end product - food. And everyone likes food...
So I started this spring what I call a "Ghetto Garden" - on my patio and back yard. Now instead of going out of my way and gathering garden pots (which can be expensive), I decided to find objects around my house to put to use. Cartons, soda bottles, cookie trays, and sandwich bags were mainly what I found, and instead of just tossing them in the blue bin, I decided to actually put them to work - which is direct recycling.
Most of these photos have a lot of common sense comments - you can use anything for a container. The fact is, you can use anything - AND it actually works. As long as you baby your plants, I think any home for them is a good home. Just be sure to have some great soil, consistant watering patterns, and a little bit of love and you can have a garden dirt cheap - no pun intended.