While some of the tips will help you enhance your space, some will teach you how to plant your own herbs indoors. So, let’s check these garden hacks out and draw some inspiration. You may find your next project here, who knows.
Divide and Plant Your Sprouted Onions
Don’t throw away sprouted onions, you can divide and plant 7 individual onions that were growing inside the 1 big one. source.
Use Coffee Filters to Retain Water and Soil in Your Pots
Keep soil from leaking out of pots by using coffee filters inside. Simply lining the pot keeps the bottom drain hole free from clogging up — and soil from sneaking out after watering. Via popsugar.
Use Plastic Forks in Garden to Keep out Animals
Prevent animals from getting into your garden by strategically placing plastic forks in the soil. You could also use the fork tines to hold names of plants. source.
Rubbermaid Container Gardening
Rubbermaid storage containers are lightweight and just the right size, which make them ideal home for growing vegetables, particularly for people who don’t have much of a yard. To prepare the container for planting, you should fill the bottom with packing peanuts and a layer of garden fabric to keep them easy to move. The containers could also be placed on a balcony or porch. Check out more details via backporchgarden.
Propagate Rose Cuttings with Potatoes
Simply cut healthy rose stems, push the bottom ends of your rose cuttings in large potatoes, and then bury them 3-4 inches deep in a healthy soil mixture of peet moss and top soil. The potatoes help the stems retain moisture as they develop roots. Get the tutorial via amateurgardening.
Or Create a Mini Greenhouse Using 2-liter Soda Bottles
Simply cut the bottom(1/4 part) off 2-liter soda bottles, you can use them to cover seedlings like mini greenhouses and get your seedlings off to a good start. The 3/4 part of a soda bottle makes for the perfect little dome to protect your plants from frost, wind, and strong rain. Via welke.
Make a Garden Bed over an Existing Lawn with Cardboard
No funds for a raised garden bed? You can lay down cardboard over the existing lawn to make a garden bed. The cardboard blocks grass and weeds from growing by excluding light and provides an initial carbon layer for the bed. And it would save countless hours of taking sod out and produce healthy soil also! Make sure the cardboard layer have no gaps so that weeds cannot grow up between the cardboard pieces and into your garden. Get the tutorial via thrivefarm.
Improve Your Garden Soil Using Recycled Kitchen Waste
Make the most of the food and drink we buy rather than throwing it away! Recycling kitchen waste directly in your soil is both frugal and environmentally friendly. Check out more details via wholefoodhome.
Put Diapers in the Bottom of Your Potted Plants to Help Your Plants Retain Their Moisture and Keep Them Looking Fresh Longer
Put a diaper in the bottom of your potted plant underneath the soil to retain water. This is a great way to conserve water and keep them looking fresh longer! source.
DIY Butterfly Feeder is More than Just a Pretty Garden Addition
Make a butterfly feeder and grow a beautiful butterfly garden or flower bed with this simple project! And the butterflies also serve as flower pollinators in your garden. Get the tutorial via ehow.
Prevent Invasive Plants from Spreading Using a Plastic Pot
To stop herbs that spread via roots or runners, you can install plastic edging underground. Simply cut off the bottom off a a plastic pot and bury it in the ground! This can also give you better control over the size of the plant once it reaches maturity, and also protects the plants around it. Check out the details via familyhandyman.
DIY Wicking Bed Container Gardening
Wicking beds and self-watering plant pots can ensure less and adequate water for your plants.
Gardening Tips for Beginners: Make a Watering Can out of a Gallon Jug
Gardening tips for beginners: This super simple hack using an old milk jug is perfect for a new gardener that hasn’t gone out and bought a $20 watering can yet. Get the tutorial via ajourneytoadream.