15 Simple Gardening Hacks You Probably Didn’t Know About

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15 Simple Gardening Hacks You Probably Didn’t Know About

With the weather getting warmer, spring is the perfect time to start planting flowers, vegetables, herbs, and more!

In this post you’ll find 15 useful tips & tricks to make growing vegetables and gardening easier and more fun. Whether you are new to gardening or have a wealth of experience, you are guaranteed to learn something new.

1. Sprinkle Eggshells Around Your Plants

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                                                                           via Seeds Now

Eggshells provide a rich source of calcium and also deter slugs & snails without the need for chemicals.

2. Use Toilet Paper Tubes As Starter Pots

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                                                              via Dunster House

They are a great way to re-use something you would have thrown away and can be put directly into the soil.

3. Sprinkle Cinnamon On The Soil Surface

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                                                              via The Rusted Garden

Cinnamon get’s rid of molds and mildew in house plants.

4. Upcycle A Milk Jug Into A Watering Can

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                                                   via A Journey to a Dream

Wash the bottle, poke some holes in the lid, and you have a quick watering can to sprinkle both indoor and outdoor plants.

5. Use Coffee Grounds In The Garden

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                                                                        via GoodFood

Coffee grounds contain nitrogen, tannic acids and other nutrients that promote healthy plant growth.

6. Reuse Empty Wine Bottles As A Gradual Water Supply For Your Plants

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                                                                via The Greenists

This is such a great solution for watering a container garden.

7. Coffee Filters Make Good Pot Liners

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                                                                 via Shine Your Light

Put a paper coffee filter on the bottom of the plant pot to keep the soil from leaking out of the drainage holes.

8. Use A Hanging Shoe Rack To Plant Herbs In

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                                                                  via Instructables

Perfect for a small garden, terrace or balcony.

9. Make An Automatic Water Supply

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                                                                     via Lifehacker

If you’re going away for a few days, you can actually keep your plants alive with some paper towels and a glass of water.

10. Prevent Animals From Getting Into Your Garden

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                                                                 via Woulda Shoulda

Place plastic forks in your garden to keep the animals from pooping on you fresh herbs, fruits and veggies.

11. Create A Mini Greenhouse

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                                                        via Whole Lifestyle Nutrition

Protect your seedlings from frost or pest by creating a greenhouse using the top of a milk jug.

12. Put Diapers In The Bottom Of The Pot To Keep The Soil Moist For Days

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                                                                  via Pinterest

Just make sure you lay them absorbent side up.

13. Broken Pot Plant Markers

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                                                             via Hardly Housewives

Save your broken clay pots and use the broken pieces as markers.

14. Seed Organization

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via Fresh Eggs Daily

Organize your seeds using a basic photo album.

15. Use Vegetable Cooking Water to Fertilize Plants

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The next time you boil or steam some vegetables, don’t pour the water down the drain. It is full of nutrients and when cooled, makes a free fertiliser for watering your plants.

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Source : yourhouseandgarden.com

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