Gardening can be hard work. You have to care for you plants on a daily basis, get rid of any nasty weeds, protect them from pests, and a basically, try every day to keep your plants a live. So, what are some cheap gardening hacks you can do to make it all a little easier? Well, we found a few gardening hacks every gardener needs to know.
Your Own Watering Jug
You can use either a half jug or a full milk jug for this one. Just make sure to rinse the jug out really well before starting this. You’ll also need the lid of the jug and a needle. Heat the tip of a needle up over an open flame for a few seconds. Push the heated needle threw the lid of the jug making a small hole.
The heated needle will melt the plastic creating a small, neat hole. Do this a couple more times until you have the correct number of holes you desire. You can also get the plastic off your needle by heating it up again and wiping it on some paper towels. Now you have your own watering jug!
Keep Indoor Plants Watered
This trick can help you with indoor plants, but you can also use it for outdoor plants in pots. All you need is a glass of water and a paper towel. Wrap the piece of paper towel up tightly, and stick half of it into the glass of water. Place the other half of the paper towel on top of the soil lengthwise.
The water from the glass will flow into the paper towel, keeping it damp, and transferring water to your plants. This is also an excellent trick if you don’t feel like personally watering your potted plants all the time. So all you have to do is pour more water into the cup instead!
Test Old Seeds On Wet Paper Towel
Not sure if any seeds you have are still good? Well, place them on a wet paper towel. When a few begin to germinate you’ll know if the seeds are good or not.
Beer Kills Slugs
Do you have a slug problem? Set out a shallow dish or cup filled with beer. When you go out to your garden the next day, the slugs will have died in the beer overnight. Another great thing about this garden hack is that it’s relatively labor free. So you can just renew your trap at your leisure after disposing of the dead slugs.
These are just a handful of amazing, fun garden hacks you can do for your garden. There are plenty of garden hacks under the sun for any problem under the sun. These were just a few of the more general garden hacks we found that we hope you can use right away.
Source: Gracious Gardening