Must take a look at these gardening hacks and DIY ideas to make gardening easier and more fun!
1. Old Fish Tank Into a Mini Greenhouse
How cool! Old Fish tank converted into a mini-greenhouse for starting seeds indoors. Plastic wrap stretched across the top is opened or removed as plants start to grow to avoid killing/steaming/overheating them.
2. DIY Mason Jar Soil Identification Test
3. DIY Self Watering Container
It’s a nice, cheap and easy idea to follow. You can create a Self-watering container or DIY wicking bed container. A step by step tutorial video is available here!
4. Turn Boring Pots into Colorful Ones
Those sad and gloomy old pots always ruin the look of your garden. If changing them is not in your budget right now. Turn your interest into doing some DIYs on them. Here’s an interesting DIY we found for you, click here.
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5. Control Invasive Plants in the Garden
This trick of cutting the bottom of a pot to contain invasive plants is already popular among gardeners. Apparently, it works! The Family HandyMan has a tutorial on it.
6. An Easy Way to Grow Sweet Potato
Growing sweet potato is easy, but it becomes easier if you follow this trick available on Home Joys!
7. Self-Watering Hanging Basket
Trailing plants look so fabulous in hanging baskets but one common reason why some gardeners avoid is that plants dry out quickly in them. To solve this, follow this smart DIY self-watering hanging basket idea, available here.
8. Placing Matchstick Before Planting Peppers
While this has been a debatable topic, many gardeners follow this unusual hack. According to Dailymail “Peppers and Chilies demand lots of sulfur to grow healthily— so, when planting them, place two or three unused matches (matchsticks have the sulfur) a few inches below the roots.” The eHow has an article on it too.
9. DIY Self Sharpening Garden Tool Holder
What a smart way to keep your garden tools safe, free from and in best condition! Take a look at this DIY post to learn more of it.
10. DIY Seed Pots
Why buy seed pots and trays when there are a lot of options available to start seeds? The treehugger.com has a cool post on how to make DIY seed pots from 7 household items. See that!
11. Plastic Bottle Mini Greenhouse
Plastic bottles are of no use but you can recycle and transform them into mini greenhouses to grow seedlings. To learn everything about this project in detail, visit Container Gardening.
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12. DIY Garden Markers from Stones
Even if you’re a container gardener, you can put these stone markers in your pots. They look colorful. The tutorial is available here!
13. A Great Tomato Growing Tip
Not a DIY but a tomato growing tip by BHG you can follow. Plant tomatoes on their sides to give them healthy root system. Do remove any leaves that would be covered under the soil, though.
Also Read: Best Tomato Growing Tips