Hand Painted Garden Markers

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With all of the clever ideas out there for keeping track of what’s growing in your garden rows and planters, it’s hard to choose which method’s best. We think these garden markers are a hands down winner though. Paint a stone like a strawberry for your strawberry bed. Paint a jack o’ lantern to mark where you’ve planted those pumpkin seeds. It’s as affordable as a rock with a little bit of paint. And it’s got character that’s sure to make you smile. Kids will love it!

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Rating: 7 (from 11 votes)

Muffin Pan Plant Spacer

The possibilities for how to shape and space plants in the garden are endless. We think that you more orderly gardeners out there will love this idea, and creative ones will too. Just take the muffin pan from your kitchen out to your garden bed for a few minutes. Stamp it into the soil so the cups are imprinted into the soil. Place your seeds or seedlings into the indents and cover them with soil. The muffin pan plant spacer will create perfect columns and row. You’ll be enjoying your well spaced plants in no time.

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Rating: 15 (from 19 votes)

Grow Your Own Garlic from Regular Cloves

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Like many “onion-ish” plants, garlic can be regrown using just a clove. Simply plant a single clove root end down and the next thing you know you’ll be warding off vampires and cooking like a proper Italian!

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Rating: 9 (from 11 votes)

Grow Your Own Pineapple and Live the Tropical Dream

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If your a fan of exotic and tropical-looking bromeliad plants, you might already know that pineapple is just another bromeliad. Granted, it’s a delicious bromeliad though. Taking the leafy crown off a store-bought pineapple is all you really need to grow your own. Just make sure to remove any fruit that might still be attached to the crown (it can cause rotting). Plant it in rich, well-drained soil and water regularly, tapering watering to weekly once the plant is established. Be patient, your first harvest is likely a couple years off.

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Rating: 2 (from 6 votes)

Yogurt Container Seedling Pots

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Sure, you could just go buy seedling pots at your local nursery, but what fun is that?! Instead, why not gorge yourself on yogurt and then use those yogurt containers to nurture your seeds? All it takes is a few holes poked in the bottom for drainage (if desired). It’s a garden hack that not only benefits your garden, but it also helps YOU from becoming calcium deficient!

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Rating: 6 (from 8 votes)

Vacation Plant Watering with Wine Bottles

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Don’t have a house-sitter to take care of all your house plants and container plants outside? Don’t panic! Grab a wine bottle (if it’s not empty, drink that wine up!), rinse it clean, and fill it with water. If you’re feeling extra motivated, you can even mix in a little plant fertilizer. Then quickly flip the bottle upside down and jam it into the soil. Voila! Your plants will receive a steady soak from the bottle while you’re gone. Just don’t vacation too long, or your plants might chug all the bottles dry!

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Rating: 10 (from 12 votes)