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Thread: Cheapest store to buy gardening supplies??

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    Greetings fellow smart canucks.
    I am looking for a store that offers cheap mulch, and some simple plants (ie marigolds, impatients).
    I am looking for affordability versus quality.
    So far Iím considering Walmart...?
    Thanks in advance and happy summer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critic4234 View Post
    Greetings fellow smart canucks.
    I am looking for a store that offers cheap mulch, and some simple plants (ie marigolds, impatients).
    I am looking for affordability versus quality.
    So far Iím considering Walmart...?
    Thanks in advance and happy summer!
    Check with your local municipality if they sell compost. Usually it's super cheap or free and is much better quality than the $1 for 20 kg bags of topsoil.

    For simple plants, check your local Facebook group or community mailbox/library/posting board. Tons of people have plants that they're just weeding out because they've overgrown and these will likely be free too. I know I have lots of columbine, forget-me-nots, daylilies, rose bushes, ivy, and foxglove that I would gladly give away for free! They've come over from the neighbour's yards and are just nuisances!

    I'd say aiming for quality and affordability is definitely within reach in this regard.
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    Whatever's left over at store garden centres. Longos has buy 1 get 1 free annuals and herbs at 99 cents. Very limited assortment and with the heat, kind of dry stock though it's watered due to recent hot weather.

    Fortinos has packed up its garden centres but will have fertilizers and leftover plants parked by store doors.

    Lowes-probably not much live annual or vegetable stock left. Noticed it getting marked down in early July.

    Walmart-I once bought a raspberry cane from there ( as it was 50% off and that motivated me) and it looked dry. It never grew in the garden as it was a July buy. Be wary of fruit bushes that look like toast.

    Canadian Tire-my local store boasted of reductions up to 70 or 80% off but expect the little pots of herbs and veggies to be dry or dried out YMMV.
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    You can try to check some deal sites or coupon sites, or some groupon sites, the price will be cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOGOSHOPPING View Post
    You can try to check some deal sites or coupon sites, or some groupon sites, the price will be cheaper.
    Yes I do agree with GOGOSHOPPING's suggestion.
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    Food Basics has some flowers in plastic pots for sale, along with bags of soils now.
    Have not looked at Walmart recently nor to see what progress has been made with setting up Fortino's garden centre.

    I've been buying seed packets over the past couple of months and intend to seed them in the garden this month. Did not start any plants indoors this year.
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