Gardening Hacks

Updated October 18, 2017
Originally Published March 1, 2015

It’s gardening season! Are you ready? Today I’ve gathered up some of the funnest gardening hacks out there. From using diapers and soda cans, to making watermelon slings and table cloth movers. How fun are these ideas?! We are busy and we need all the quick, quirky, and helpful gardening ideas we can get!

Gardening Hacks

8 Genius Gardening Hacks

1. Put Diapers in a Planter

I wonder if this works? Lay diapers in your pots with absorbent side up. The diapers will keep your soil moist for days! (source unknown).

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Cut the elastic leg edges off, lay diapers in your pots with absorbent side up. The diapers will keep your soil moist for days!

2. Soda cans in Planters

Metal buckets can be heavy (yet so pretty!). Use empty soda cans as fillers.

Use empty soda cans at the bottom of a plater to make it lighter!

3. Put Plastic Forks in a Garden

Prevent animals from getting into your garden by strategically placing plastic forks in the soil

Prevent animals from getting into your garden by strategically placing plastic forks in the soil

4. Use a Milk Jug to Protect Seedlings

Protect young seedlings by creating a greenhouse using the top of a milk jug

Protect young seedlings by creating a greenhouse using the top of a milk jug

5. Use a Tablecloth to pull heavier items over grass

Use a table cloth to move heavy items in your garden, such as bags of soil or wood chips.

Use a table cloth to move heavy items in your garden

6. Watermelon Slings

Support growing watermelons by making watermelon slings out of old t-shirts

Support growing watermelons by making watermelon slings out of old t-shirts

7. Use Coffee Filters in at the Bottom of a Garden Pot or Planter

Line flowerpots and planters with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole

Line flowerpots and planters with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole

8. Flower Pot People

Made with paint, string, a glue gun, and flowers. So cute! 

Flower pot people - made with paint, string, a glue gun, and flowers. So cute!

9. Hanging Flip Flop Garden

Use coffee cups and flip flops to hold small plants. How cute! (source unknown)

Use coffee cups and flip flops to hold small plants. How cute!

10. Truckulent Garden

Plant succulents in old Tonka Trucks. So creative! (source unknown)

TRUCKULENTS - Plant succulents in old Tonka Trucks. So creative!

11. Milk Jug Watering Can 

Poke holes in the cap of a milk jug to make it a watering can. Such a great idea!

12. Terra Cotta Pot Dog

Stack and paint garden pots to make a puppy planter! (source unknown)

Stack and paint garden pots to make a puppy planter!

13. Stones Painted as Strawberries

Well this is a great idea! It sure look like it is fun to try! Saving this…. 

Well this is a great idea! I wonder if it works? It sure look like it is fun to try! Saving this....

14. How to Make a Raised Garden Bed

This is a raised bed garden idea that gives you walking space to water all of the plants. So smart! 

This is a raised bed garden idea that gives you walking space to water all of the plants. So smart!

15. Grow Roses in Potatoes

This is a neat idea! Roses are my favorite:)

This is a neat idea! Roses are my favorite:)

16. Golf Ball Ladybugs 

Use old golf balls as lady bug decorations in the garden. Adorable! All you need is some paint.

Use old golf balls as lady bug decorations in the garden. Adorable! All you need is some paint.

17. How to Grow Hanging Strawberries

Strawberries are tricky to grow. Try this hack! Grow strawberry baskets – saving this! 

 

Strawberries are tricky to grow. Try this hack! Grow strawberry baskets - saving this!

18. How to Make a Cascading Flower Box

Beautiful cascading flower box! I’d love to have one of these.

Beautiful cascading flower box! I'd love to have one of these -

19. Plant Seedlings in Ice Cream Cones

They are perfectly biodegradable! Check out the tip for getting this gardening hack to work…

Ice Cream Cone Seedling Garden

5 thoughts on “Gardening Hacks”

  1. Incidentally, how could plastic forks deter raccoons, squirrels, deer, possum or insects? Better to use the forks to support plant name tags.

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