Gardening is one of those creative hobbies that requires patience and diligence.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t do a little smart move to make your life easier.
Down below I have just gathered 10 brilliant gardening tips to help you make gardening fun and so much easier! These gardening hacks are super easy to follow and SUPER CHEAP! So everyone can do it!
Go check them out!
Use eggshells as seedling pots
Got some idle eggshells from the kitchen? Great!
Eggshells are super rich in calcium which is great for the soil and of course, for your plant growth.
So, instead of throwing those eggshells away, you can make some DIY tiny pots that are healthy for the plant and absolutely super cheap!
Chop the top, plant the plant seed inside and give some water.
You can also mark each “pot” to help you distinguish the plants.
Oh.. and of course, you can add an egg carton as a base so you can move them together easily.
tips from Squawkfox
Or you can use a citrus peel too!
via My Roman Apartment
Where is the best place for a citrus peel after being squeezed?
Key answer: To your garden, it goes.
This cute little pot is a great idea to beautify your garden and give some nutrients to the soil.
It’s nutritious, it’s cute, and guess what, it’s absolutely CHEAP! Why should you pay for expensive planters if you can make a seedling pot using leftover?
Create DIY organic fertilizer from leftovers
Who says you must buy expensive fertility to grow your plant?
With some ground coffee, banana peel, and eggshells from the kitchen, you can make DIY natural fertilizer!
Just get them in the blender, add some water, and mix them well.
You can add the mixture directly to your lawn soil and let the magic happen.
P.S. If you want to put this natural fertilizer in your pot, just use a little bit of it since it’s super concentrated.
Tips from Pakovska
Put your gardening tools in a self-cleaning pot
via One Good Thing
Alright, this genius tip can be done super quickly and super easily.
In a terra-cotta pot, mix sand and mineral oil. And there! You now have a self-cleaning and self-sharpening gardening tool holder.
Super easy, isn’t it?! Dare to try?
Create a DIY automatic water feeder
via The Gardening Cook
This time-saving tool is so genius!!
If you love having your own garden but you don’t have a lot of time (or you’re afraid you will forget to water the plants) go try this hack.
Convert a milk bottle into a smart watering tool
via A Journey to a Dream
This useful gardening tool is SUPER EASY to make and SUPER CHEAP. This tool makes life so much easier!
It barely leaves messy drips so you can let your kids learn watering houseplants using this tool!
Don’t throw away milk carton! You can reuse it as a planter!
When your plant is too easy to grow and they produce new babies before you knew it, you might be wondering where to plant the new plants.
Buying some new pots sounds amazing, but when you are on a tight budget, what can you do instead?
Use the trash!
I mean, reuse the milk carton.
Cut the top using scissors, crush the carton with your hand, and “peel” it to make it thin and easy to roll.
Then just roll it up (like rolling up a sleeve).
Put your plant and the planting media inside.
Got a huge heavy pot? Fill the half of it with peanuts
via The Family Handyman
Moving heavy outdoor planter is a super daunting task. I. Hate. That. Thing.
If you’re anything like me with many heavy planters in your lawn, I highly recommend trying this clever hack.
Fill your empty pot with foam peanuts until it fills the bottom third or half of your big pot. After that, cover the foam peanuts with landscape fabric.
On the top of the fabric, of course, add your plant and your soil.
This brilliant trick removes A LOT of the weight and increases the drainage.
Place a coffee filter at the bottom of the pot before you put the dirt in
Cute little pots are great for your plants.
But the problem comes when you tried to water that cuteness and suddenly there appear messy soils beneath the pots.
There is a trick for it.
Before you put the soil into the pot, put a coffee filter first.
This trick helps you prevent the soil from sneaking out and at the same time make watering so much easier.
Protect your dearest plants using DIY Insect Spray
via An Oregon Cottage
Woah! Why didn’t I think about that?!
If you are tired of seeing your favorite plants destroyed by insects, you can try this DIY hack.
Just mix garlic, mint leaves, cayenne pepper, a little drop of dishwashing liquid, and some water. Spray the mixture to your plants here and there and be amazed with the result!
Don’t forget to save these hacks for later!