Gardening Hacks can be a great way to help you along your planting and taking care of your veggies and flower garden this season. Below I have listed eight different and useful garden hacks for this gardening season.
Coffee grounds are an excellent addition to your gardening routine. You can use them indirectly in your compost, fertilizer, or mulch. Plus, they are a wonderful deterrent to add around your garden edge to keep critters away from your plants. This is one of the best garden hacks that is practically free!
This hack is something I love! Add coffee filters into the bottom of your planters before adding soil. They allow water to soak through, but keep the soil in the pot rather than falling out through the holes. This saves your outdoor space and is ideal for keeping mud out of your house if you have indoor plants.
Since my family eats so many eggs, it’s easy to throw those eggshells right into the compost to help add richness to our natural fertilizers. That’s not the only use for them! We also save a few to use for starting seedlings in the springtime and to use as mulch around trees and bushes. They are a wonderful addition to our garden routine and even benefit the wildlife as many birds and wild animals will eat the shells instead of our garden.
One of my favorite hacks for gardening is to regrow vegetables from end pieces soaked in water! Tons of regular vegetables from the grocery store can be regrown with fresh new produce just by placing the root into water. It is easy to regrow lettuce, onions, and other small vegetables or herbs. You can follow this link to see over 20 different vegetables to grow in water.
Deterring birds away from your planted veggies this hack is all about training birds to not go after your red fruits and vegetables. Hang a red ornament or red rock around your tomatoes or strawberries. The birds they will try to peck at the rock or ornament, and the result is unpleasant so they don’t do it again.
Fill a laundry basket with soil and utilize the existing holes for growing plants. This works best with berries, but can also be used for a number of plants. Add in flowers, potatoes, strawberries, and even peppers to this basket and create a pretty and useful addition to your garden.
Have an old pair of blue jeans that are too small or have holes in them? Turn them into an easy useful garden apron with just a few cuts of your scissors. This can be done completely no-sew, or you can add a few extra additions like a fabric top or a pretty belt if you wish.
Gardening isn’t just about putting seeds into the dirt. There are many pieces to the puzzle of how to make your garden produce large amounts of vegetables or fruits. Mulch around the plants is just one of the factors to consider, and there are a variety of options in this post to help you know how best to mulch around your garden.
I hope these 8 gardening hacks can help you create a fun and useful garden this year!