We've all spent a little more time at home than we expected this year, so who could blame you for wanting to spruce up
your space. All things considered, now is the perfect time to stretch your green thumb and reinvigorate your house,
garden or balcony with plants.
Besides looking lovely, plants can actually physically and psychologically destress you, so they will make the ideal
companion for anyone experiencing a bit of cabin fever. And don't put your green dreams on hold for the sake of a few
dollars – there's plenty of ways to get your hands on some lovely flora and foliage without spending a bomb.
We've put together some hot tips to get green on a budget this spring.
Finding clippings while you're out and about, in your own house, or from a fellow at-home-gardener is usually free. You
can propagate clippings in jars of water before replanting for the best result. Just make sure you don't pinch anything
from an unsuspecting neighbour! Plus, this can leave you with some extra dosh for those pots you've had an eye on.
TO THE MARKETS YOU GO
Many stall holders have wholesale prices and bundle multiple plants together. Hello bang for your buck!
PROPAGATE IS YOUR MATE
Propagate the scraps from some of your veggies to have a never-ending supply of fresh goodies like shallots.
HIT UP AN OP-SHOP
Find some one-of-kind pots and help charity at the same time. Talk about a win, win.
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Reuse cans, containers and glass bottles for planting and propagating to save some cash and the environment.
Have your friends seeing green, with some cute personalised pots. It makes for a fun activity with the kids or a bottle
of wine and a great gift!
THE WONDERS OF THE INTERNET
Scroll through online marketplaces to see what bargains and freebies you can nab.
ROCK-A-BYE BABY (PLANTS)
Head to your local nursery and check out the baby plants. They're cheaper and you'll be so proud when they're all grown
With these simple tips, it's easy to spare a little bit of extra cash or access your real time wages from MyPayNow to
turn your space into a greenhouse and benefit the full effects.