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15 Simple Gardening Hacks You Probably Didn’t Know About

6. Reuse Empty Wine Bottles As A Gradual Water Supply For Your Plants

Reuse Empty Wine Bottles As A Gradual Water Supply For Your Plantsvia The Greenists

This is such a great solution for watering a container garden.

7. Coffee Filters Make Good Pot Liners

Coffee Filters Make Good Pot Linersvia Shine Your Light

Put a paper coffee filter on the bottom of the plant pot to keep the soil from leaking out of the drainage holes.

8. Use A Hanging Shoe Rack To Plant Herbs In

Use A Hanging Shoe Rack To Plant Herbs Invia Instructables

Perfect for a small garden, terrace or balcony.

9. Make An Automatic Water Supply

automatic water supply for plantsvia Lifehacker

If you’re going away for a few days, you can actually keep your plants alive with some paper towels and a glass of water.

10. Prevent Animals From Getting Into Your Garden

Prevent Animals From Getting Into Your Gardenvia Woulda Shoulda

Place plastic forks in your garden to keep the animals from pooping on you fresh herbs, fruits and veggies.

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20 thoughts on “15 Simple Gardening Hacks You Probably Didn’t Know About”

  1. I like all of these ideas, especially the cinnamon one. I usually sprinkle a bit of cinnamon in potting soil when I pot up a plant. Just as a precaution. Just a pinch for a small pot, mixed well.

    1. We save all our teabags and coffee filter granules and cuttings from the garden together with fruit /vegatables peelings. Then shred it in a wonderfull toppings in our garden. Allow them to dry out a little bit in the sun. Best investment ever !!

  2. Thank you, for the useful tip, some I did know about but others I had no idea. Happy panting

  3. These tips are so clever. I love finding new ways to use household waste. I’ll definitely be using toilet roll tubes as starter pots! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  4. I’m headed to make my 1st milk jug watering jug. My husband has been saying I need one n I always forget to buy. Now I’ll make one n save some$$ Thank you.

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