Gardening is more than just a sport, it is a lifestyle – one that helps you relax and unwind, while connecting with the nature that surrounds you, at the same time. Personally, I find myself at peace whenever I plant roses or prune the trees in my backyard, it is a type of calmness and serenity that I never experienced before. Besides, there is nothing more refreshing than watching the flowers you care so much about, growing right in front of your eyes! So, let’s check these creative garden hacks and tips out and draw some inspiration.
While some of the tips will help you enhance your space, some will teach you how to plant your own herbs indoors. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.