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21 Genius Gardening Hacks

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Whether you’re a beginning gardener or were blessed with a green thumb, these 21 genius gardening hacks might just save you time, money and frustration while also increasing your gardening success and overall yield.

Which of these hacks are you most excited to try?  Will you DIY a strawberry gutter garden or a rain barrel watering system?  Or will you try making your own homemade weed killer and plant pesticides? There are so many awesome ideas. I give ‘em two green thumbs up!

Gardening Hacks


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DIY Milk Jug Watering Can

1. DIY Milk Jug Watering Can :: A Journey to a Dream

DIY Strawberry Cutter Garden

2. DIY Strawberry Gutter Garden :: Beautiful Home and Garden DIY

Coffee Filter Drainage Plugs for Pots (to keep soil from falling out)

3. Coffee Filter Drainage Plugs for Pots (to keep soil from falling out) :: This Old House

DIY Watermelon Slings from Old T-shirts

4. DIY Watermelon Slings from Old T-shirts :: Vegetable Gardener

Insulate Tomato Plants with Saran Wrap

5. Insulate Tomato Plants with Saran Wrap :: Don’t Waste the Crumbs

DIY Self Watering Garden Table

6. DIY Self-Watering Garden Table :: Instructables

Damp Towel Seed Tester (to test if old packets of seeds are viable)

7. Damp Towel Seed Tester (to test if old packets of seeds are viable) :: Ebay

Foam Peanuts Plant Drainage

8. Foam Peanuts Plant Drainage :: The Family Handyman

Calcium Rich Eggshell Soil

9. Calcium Rich Eggshell Soil :: Graceful Little Honey Bee

Plastic Fork Animal Pet Deterrant

10. Plastic Fork Animal/Pet Deterrent :: Listotic

Use Diapers in Bottom of Potting Plants for Moisture Retention

11. Diapers, Potting Plants and Moisture Retention :: Sandpaper and Silly Putty

Eggshell Starters

12. Eggshell Starters :: Squawk Fox

DIY Rain Barrel Watering System

13. DIY Rain Barrel Watering System :: Workbench Magazine

Homemade Weed Killer

14. Homemade Weed Killer :: Listotic

DIY Natural Plant Pesticides

15. DIY Natural Plant Pesticides :: Bless My Weeds

DIY Biodegradable Toilet Paper Roll Planters

16. DIY Biodegradable Toilet Paper Roll Planters :: Earth 911

Raingutter Garden

17. Rain Gutter Garden :: Architecture Art Designs

Pot-in-Pot Landscaping

18. Pot-in-Pot Landscaping :: Florida Friendly Plants

Binder Clip Plant Tags

19. Binder Clip Plant Tags :: Ebay

Insulate Small Plants with Milk Jugs

20. Insulate Plants with Milk Jugs :: Don’t Waste the Crumbs

DIY Wooden Pallet Strawberry Planter

21. DIY Wood Pallet Strawberry Planter :: Lovely Greens

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Jennifer Carver

As the mother of 4 children, 3 of whom are busy boys, much of Jen's free time is spent at the ball field, brushing up on video game terminology and building Lego towers. Jen is the owner and creative mind behind Banner Events. With a passion for event planning & party styling and an obsession with the little details that take an event from ordinary to extraordinary, Jen wakes up every morning excited to get to work.