Finding Free Plants on Craigslist

If you are looking to add new plants to your garden, make sure to keep an eye out for free plants in the free section on Craigslist. We have picked up free plants a few times, when someone is clearing out their garden, and in return we make sure to post items as well.

This morning I spotted a post for a free estate sale on Craigslist, and it included potted plants. It was in a fancy neighborhood by the beach, where an old house was being torn down to build a new huge one.

We picked up several knick knacks such as plates, vases,paintings, lamps, a coat rack, a book shelf and more, and we also brought home as many big pots and plants as our mini van could fit.

Free pots and plants

These pots were the big ceramic kind that are not in our teacher's budget, and there were lots of different plants too. The plants need to be re-potted and re-nourished, but we've added some new plant species to our garden, which we will make sure to create more plants from trough seeds and cuttings.

Some of the plants we've discovered in the pots were creeping fig (ficus pumila), purple queen (Tradescantia pallida), Egyptian Starcluster (pentas laceolata) and Silver Ragwort (jacobaea maritima), and there were a few that are hard to identify until they go in bloom.

Over the years we have given away several things through the free section on Craigslist, and we have received many items in return. It is a great place to look for free and plants for trade.

Have you ever gotten any free plants from Craigslist?