Lemon rinds are GREAT seed starters! All you need to do is poke a hole in the bottom for drainage, add a little bit of soil, and then plant one or two seeds inside.
Use coffee grounds in your garden soil. This will give your soil the nutrients that it needs so your plants can grow really well.
Use a colander as a garden basket. It provides great natural drainage, and you don’t have to worry about overwatering your plants.
Put some car wax on your garden tools! This will help the blades glide better and work more effectively when you need them for your garden.
Paint your pots with some glow-in-the-dark paint! They will illuminate at night and add some great lighting to your garden.
There are lots of kitchen scraps that can be used and planted in your garden so that they grow again. Next time you are tempted to throw away your scraps after eating, save the ones that can go back into your garden and be regrown.
Poke some small holes in an empty container you have to make your own watering can! This is so fast and easy. For best results, use a container with a handle.
Fertilize your garden with your leftover vegetable water! The next time you boil veggies on your stove top, save the water from the pot to use in your garden. The water has tons of nutrients your plants need and it’s a great way to conserve water.
Place a coffee filter at the bottom of your pots. This will help keep the soil from draining out the drainage holes with the water. It’s so simple, and works great.
When your garden tools don’t work well, it can cause a lot of stress. Use some builder’s sand to keep your tools from rusting so they won’t get damaged.
Blend some of your old eggshells up to create a fine powder. Then use the powder to sprinkle into your soil. This will give your soil a calcium boost!
Seed tape is great to use in your garden but it can also great really expensive. To save money, yet still get some great seed spacing, use some toilet paper instead!
Use dental floss to get your vines growing in the right direction! Clear dental floss will get the job done but also help keep your garden looking great.
A simple garden hack is to use baking soda in your garden. Baking soda can be used to make fungicide, weed killer, grub killer and so much more.
Put a diaper at the bottom of a pot or inside the basket, before you put in the soil, to retain water. This is a great way to conserve water and keep your plants really healthy.
Do you have small insects that are destroying your garden? Fear no more! Sprinkle some cinnamon in your garden and they will stop ruining your plants.
Stick plastic forks in the ground to keep small animals out of your garden. This is a really cost effective way to take care of the problem and will save your plants!
If you don’t like having a small garden, but you have no more space you can add to it, hang up some mirrors on your fences. This will give the illusion that your garden is bigger than it actually is.
Save money and the environment by creating your own rain barrel to collect water for your garden. This is easy to make and you’ll be so glad you did it!
Plant some lemon grass in your garden to keep the mosquitos away! It works as a natural repellent in your garden.
If you have a pack of olds seeds and want to know if they’re still good, make sure you test them first. Place your seeds on a wet paper towel and if sprouts start coming out of them, then they’re still good!
If your garden has a slug problem, don’t panic! Just use beer in your garden and it will take care of those pesky, little guys.