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How to Start an Herb Garden on a Budget

Updated: Jun 19, 2023


Growing your own herbs is a fantastic way to enhance your culinary creations, make your home smell delightful, and add some greenery to your living space. Plus, starting an herb garden doesn't have to break the bank! With a few budget-friendly tips and tricks, you can cultivate a successful herb garden in Hawaii's tropical climate using quality soil, compost, and other products from Soil Plus. Not only will you save money by growing your own herbs instead of buying them at the grocery store, but you'll also enjoy the satisfaction of harvesting fresh, flavorful herbs right in your backyard.


  1. Start with Seeds One of the most cost-effective ways to start an herb garden is by purchasing seeds instead of pre-grown plants. Seeds are often cheaper, allowing you to grow a variety of herbs for a fraction of the price. Plus, you can store leftover seeds for future planting, making your investment stretch even further.

  2. Reuse and Repurpose Get creative with containers for your herb garden by reusing and repurposing everyday items. Old food containers with holes drilled in the bottom make excellent planter pots, and you can even use empty egg cartons as seed starters. This not only saves you money but also helps reduce waste and gives a new purpose to items you already have at home.

  3. DIY Raised Garden Beds Raised garden beds are a popular choice for herb gardens, as they provide excellent drainage and make it easier to control soil quality. Instead of buying expensive garden bed kits, consider building your own using budget-friendly materials like pallet wood. Pallets are often available for free or at a low cost and can be transformed into a beautiful, functional garden bed with a little creativity and elbow grease.

  4. Invest in Quality Soil While it's essential to save money where you can, don't skimp on soil quality. Healthy soil is the foundation of a thriving herb garden, and using a high-quality soil blend like the ones offered by Soil Plus ensures your plants receive the nutrients they need. The good news is that you can get bags of top-quality, local soil from Soil Plus for just $10 each, making it an affordable investment for your budget herb garden.

  5. Propagate Your Herbs Once your herb garden is established, you can save even more money by propagating your plants. Many herbs, such as basil, mint, and rosemary, can be easily propagated from cuttings, allowing you to grow new plants for free. This is a great way to expand your herb garden or share your love of gardening with friends and family.

  6. Harvest Regularly Regular harvesting encourages your herbs to grow bushier and more robust, providing you with a continuous supply of fresh herbs for your kitchen. By growing and harvesting your own herbs, you'll save money compared to buying pricey store-bought herbs, which often come in non-reusable plastic containers and may not be as fresh.



Starting an herb garden on a budget doesn't mean sacrificing quality or variety. By implementing these cost-saving tips and using Soil Plus products, you can enjoy the benefits of growing your own herbs in Hawaii's tropical climate without breaking the bank. So grab some seeds, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to transform your outdoor space into a budget-friendly, aromatic oasis.



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