If you just can’t quiet the “gardening itch” consider planting a herb garden on your windowsill this winter. It’ll feel fantastic to tend to plants again, and you can always use the herb cuttings in your recipes! You can’t go wrong! Use mason jars, old tea cups, or even create a hanging herb garden. Use this article for more herb gardening project inspiration.
Everyone knows that the winter months are full of baking! Save the eggshells from any cooking projects for your garden. They are wonderful for starting seeds, and giving your garden an extra boost of vitamins and minerals.These are essential to the growth of your garden.
Start saving your coffee grounds for your garden this winter! Even the most avid coffee drinkers cannot keep up with gardening demands! Coffee grounds are perfect for pest control in the garden, and I am a firm believer that you can neer have to much. Use an old coffee bean container to store the grounds for your garden.
Grow A Good Life has this genius idea for a DIY self watering container. Make these in the winter months so you have them available for use right when you begin planting. These are perfect for keeping your veggies hydrated if you are planning a family vacation. They only cost $5 to make!
Seed Maps are any gardeners savior. Seed maps allow gardeners to space out the seeds according to their optimal growth conditions. Consider creating seed maps for your carrots, lettuce, and spinach. Grow A Good Life has more information on creating your own.
Every garden needs a new set of plant markers for the season! You can use small rocks, popsicle sticks, broken pieces of china, and even mason jar seals to create your own plant markers for very little cost. Check out this article from Bless My Weeds if you needed more ideas!
Beginning in January, I get this itch to begin gardening immediately. Unfortunately, the weather never complies! Set some time aside this winter to really figure out where you want your garden to go during the spring and summer. Choose plants, and begin designing your garden layout. When it comes time to choos perennials, choose plants that bees love. Check out this article for more Perennials for Pollinators. When your first seed catalouge arrives in the mail, you’ll be ready to plant!
Set some time aside to go through your seed packets in the winter time. Throw away any damaged seeds! Use a small plastic bin to create a “filing system” for your seeds using small pieces of cardboard. Planting will be incredibly easy because you know were everything is! I love easy DIY gardening projects like this! You’ll stay organized all season long!
If you live in a small apartment with limited space for composting and gardening, this is a great solution for you. Worm bins are a terrific way to deal with kitchen waste without taking up too much space in a smaller home. You can purchase a ready-made worm bin, but these come with a price. Instead, transform a plastic bucket! All you need is a drill. Find the full tutorial for these easy DIY gardening projects at Attainable Sustainable.