It’s the gardening season! Are you ready? Today I’ve gathered up some of the funniest gardening hacks out there. From using diapers and soda cans to making watermelon slings and tablecloth movers. How fun are these ideas?! We are busy and we need all the quick, quirky, and helpful gardening ideas we can get!
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).
2. Soda cans in Planters
Metal buckets can be heavy (yet so pretty!). Use empty soda cans as fillers.
3. Put Plastic Forks in a Garden
Prevent animals from getting into your garden by strategically placing plastic forks in the soil. Original source no longer available.
4. Use a Milk Jug to Protect Seedlings
Protect young seedlings by creating a greenhouse using the top of a milk jug
5. Watermelon Slings
Support growing watermelons by making watermelon slings out of old t-shirts
6. 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
7. Flower Pot People
Made with paint, string, a glue gun, and flowers. So cute!
8. Hanging Flip Flop Garden
Use coffee cups and flip flops to hold small plants. How cute! (source unknown)
9. Truckulent Garden
Plant succulents in old Tonka Trucks. So creative! (source unknown)
10. Milk Jug Watering Can
Poke holes in the cap of a milk jug to make it a watering can. Such a great idea!
11. Grow Bean Sprouts in a Bag
Children can observe the seed growing! Tape the bag onto a wall or window. Add water as needed to keep the paper towel damp.
12. Terra Cotta Pot Dog
Stack and paint garden pots to make a puppy planter! (source unknown)
13. Stones Painted as Strawberries
Well this is a great idea! 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!
15. Grow Roses in Potatoes
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.
17. How to Grow Hanging Strawberries
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.
19. Plant Seedlings in Ice Cream Cones
They are perfectly biodegradable! Check out the tip for getting this gardening hack to work…
20. Wood Pallet Garden
LOVE this Pallet idea!!! It’s both decorative and useful for growing flowers. Source Unknown.
21. Quick Seedling Cover
Don’t find another veggie plant that’s been nibbled away! With this easy netting system, you’ll stop critters from devouring or digging up your seedlings. It only takes a few supplies: small stakes, mesh onion bags, and landscape pins.