Clever Gardening Hacks Using Household Items You Probably Already Own

If you don’t already have a fruitful garden growing in your own yard, it’s never too late to start! It’s also not as complicated as you think it is. In fact, you might already have tools and materials in your very own kitchen that can help get you going! These gardening hacks will show you how easy gardening can be. Who knows? You might even uncover your own green thumb!

Eggshells Can Help Deter Small Pests


For smaller pests like slugs and snails, putting down broken eggshells around your plants will keep those slimy critters from eating them up. Snails and slugs would avoid trying to slide over broken eggshells since it can cut them up. While this method has worked for some gardeners, others have disproved this theory in their own gardens. Still, it’s worth a shot.

Just be sure to break the eggshells down into very fine pieces, and you’ll also want to cleanse the eggshells well enough so that there is no apparent egg smell. Otherwise, you might attract rodents instead!

Put Diapers At The Bottom Of Your Potted Plants

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If you’ve got a bunch of old diapers that you never ended up using, or that your child grew out of, then don’t worry they still have some value. Diapers are the perfect moisture retainer. Stick one in the bottom of a potted plant then layer the soil on top. The diaper will allow the planter to retain water which means there is less of a chance that you accidentally suck it dry.

This is the perfect solution for plants that need a ton of watering and car. Consider the diaper trick when planting cattail, iris, or swamp sunflower.


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