20 Gardening Tips and Clever Ideas That Every Gardener Should Know

11. Soda Bottle Greenhouse

Soda Bottle Greenhouse

Cut your soda bottle apart to make a mini recycled bottle greenhouse for germinating seeds and rooting cuttings. (via DIY Natural)




12. Watering Can From a Plastic Milk Jug

Watering Can From a Plastic Milk Jug

Wash the bottle, poke some holes in the lid, and you have a quick watering can to sprinkle both indoor and outdoor plants. (via A Journey to a Dream)

13. Coffee Grounds

Coffee Grounds

Make use of all those spent coffee grounds by adding them to your garden! Coffee grounds contain nitrogen, tannic acids and other nutrients that promote healthy plant growth. (via Your House & Garden)

14. Self-Watering Pot

Self-Watering Pot

Create this simple self-watering pot from wine bottles. You can grow small plants, herbs in it on a windowsill. (via Design Sponge)




15. Use Cooking Water to Fertilize Plants

Use Cooking Water to Fertilize Plants

The next time you boil or steam some vegetables, don’t pour the water down the drain. Instead of wasting it, let it cool and use it to water your garden plants. The water is infused with goodies that the veggies have left behind.

16. Herb Garden in a Shoe Organizer

Herb Garden in a Shoe Organizer

Turn a regular over-door shoe organizer into a vertical garden for herbs or plants – ideal for a small garden, terrace or balcony. (via Instructables)

17. Using Wood Ash in the Garden

Using Wood Ash in the Garden

Wood ashes contain potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium which encourage strong root and stem growth. (via GrowVeg)

18. Using Cinnamon on Seedlings

Using Cinnamon on Seedlings

Not only is cinnamon a delicious spice to use in the kitchen, it is also very useful in the garden. Sprinkling cinnamon on new seedlings will keep them safe from “damping off” and it smells great as a bonus. (via The Rusted Garden)

19. Diapers Can Help Your Plants Grow

Line the bottom of pots with a disposable diaper to help retain soil moisture

Line the bottom of pots with a disposable diaper to help retain soil moisture. This way, you can save a lot of time because you don’t have to water nearly as often and the plants have a more even supply of water. (via The Hidden Pantry)

20. Newspaper Barrier

Newspaper Barrier

Newspaper is great for mulching, and for keeping weeds at bay. (via Rosemary on the TV)



Be sure to share these ideas with your garden loving friends!


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