I ‘ve been really lucky with thrifting lately and wanted to show you a few things that I’ve gotten that have to do with the garden.
This Smith & Hawken Bird Attracting Seed Kit was $2.92 at Goodwill. I know they sell them at Target but I don’t know what it retails for. Anyway, I’m not going to use it as a planter.
I have a craft project in mind for the wooden crate and I’ll use the peat pots and cocopeat disks for starting some veggie seeds this spring. The 2 seed packets (6 are sold with this set apparently) I’ll direct sow in spring and see what happens.
I stopped at the thriftstore (in another town) before heading to Lowe’s to buy some clearanced spring bulbs and found this long handled bulb planter for $3.93! It looks brand new! They retail for anywhere from $20-90.
Isn’t that weird that I would find a bulb planter on the day I was going to buy a bunch of bulbs!!
Wouldn’t you know it, Lowe’s was all out of their clearanced bulbs so I headed back home to Home Depot where they had a ton of bulbs. Know why they still had a ton of bulbs? Because they never mark down their stuff correctly! All the bulb displays still had the full retail price on them. I took one up to a register and they scanned at 50% off. So I bought a few bags of daffodils, hyacinths and alliums. I’ll go back in another week or so and see if they’re 75% off.
I spent several hours outside happily working in the yard since today was a gorgeous, sunny day. It was so nice to be outdoors! I used my bulb planter and planted all of the bulbs except the alliums. The bulb planter worked great. I’ve never had one before. I usually just dig a big hole and throw a bunch of bulbs in at once.
When to plant spring flowering bulbs depends on where you are. Our ground isn’t frozen yet so I can still dig a hole. We have at least 2 more months of cold weather before spring so the bulbs will get the cooling period that they need. This is the way I always do it because I refuse to pay full price for daffodils! The only thing I’ve noticed is that they bloom later than the bulbs that have been in the ground for a while, which is fine with me.
My last find is 60 feet of Pro Garden Edging for $2.92! One of my 2013 garden projects is to enlarge and change the shape of the cottage garden in front of my vegetable garden (that’s where I’m planting the alliums) and I wanted some edging for it. And now I have some!
I found all these items within the last week!
Now is the time to go to the thrift store! People are decluttering/organizing and donating stuff they can’t use/don’t want.
Have you been thrifting lately? What did you find?