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The truly best 15 hacks for gardening!

The truly best 15 hacks for gardening!
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1. Jug Watering Can

Recycle an old milk or juice jug to create your own watering can, the best part about it - besides being so inexpensive- it is totally customizable! Simply use a big or a small needle to make the holes, according to your needs. 

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2. Watermelon Support 

Create a DIY watermelon slings using old t-shirts! 

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3. Tomato Plant Insulation 

Tomato plants require a warm climate so use plastic wrap to help keep the heat inside! 

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4. Diapers in Potting Plants 

Looks crazy but it works! The diaper will help retain moisture especially if your plants tend to dry out!

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5. Vertical Garden

This is great if you are lacking space for gardening. Use rain gutters and some strong wires to create a vertical garden!

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6. Plant Insulation 

Another hack using milk jugs, you really have to keep them! Insulate smaller plants with milk jugs to create a greenhouse warmth. 

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7. Wood Pallet Strawberry Planter 

The great thing about this hack is that you can plant the top and also between the slats. That means a bigger harvest of delicious strawberries. 

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8. Rain Gutter Planter 

Another idea for strawberries: use rain gutters as planter boxes! 

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9. Prevent Mess

For houseplant this time! Line your pots with a coffee filter to stop the soil from falling through any hole (like the small drainage ones).

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10. Self Watering Table 

This hack is a little bit more pricey and will cost around $100. This hack will allow the plants to get water as needed from the bottom part. That will prevent under or over watering!

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11. Test Your Seeds

If you are not sure that your seeds are still good, dampen a paper towel with warm water. Then, place some seeds from the packet and fold the paper towel. Keep the paper towel dampen for a few days and look for some sprouting!

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12. Foam Peanuts Hack 

Improve the drainage of plants by adding foam peanuts to half the bottom of your pot. Then cover with a landscape fabric and the rest with potting soil.

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13. Plastic Forks 

To keep animals to use the garden as their personal toilet,  insert a few plastic forks all throughout your garden! This will discourage them. 

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14. Plant Starters

A very easy way to start your seeds is using eggshells! Wash and boil the eggshells then fill with soil and put them back in their egg carton. 

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15. Toilet Paper Starters

Another easy and cheap way to start your seeds! Use toilet paper rolls!

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Hope these hacks will help you maintain your garden! 

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