It is very easy to spend gobs of money on gardening at home. I am planning on have a small, kitchen garden at my new home. One area that can be expensive, is fencing. Although I am moving to an established, suburban like area of the city, there certainly must be wildlife about, which means installing a fence.
I plan on having a pallet fence built, using free for the taking, pallets to surround a 16 x 10 garden that I'd like to establish. I would need nails, additional blocks of wood to tie the pallets together (or alternatively use traditional green metal garden fence stakes to act like rebar supports). I hope to gather my supplies for cheap, if not free. I can then spend my money on seeds, compost.
Additional pallets will be used (along with some hinges and L brackets) to construct a compost bin, which I may/not use as a planter box as well. Pallet compost bin
I may find the need to buy some gardening tools, to do so, I will turn to Facebook tagsale sites, local tool consignment shops, Habitat for humanity. I've always preferred older items, especially as they are American made, made of quality, and one can't beat the price!
I hope to plant (if not this year, then next year):
-beans (multiple kinds)