Use Sponges to Keep Water-Loving Plants Moist. place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve. Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve.
Green gardening advice from BrightNest: "If you're not exactly a plant whisperer, club soda will change your life! Give it to your plants to quench their thirst. The nutrients in club soda (sodium citrate and potassium sulfate) will help enrich the soil.
Flower Rocket - The effortless way to grow flowers! Enjoy colorful annuals all summer long by slipping the pod in a pot of soil, then water - how easy is that? Website has other interesting ideas, from pods to rolls of seeds.
Planters for the garden. Easy and cheap to make. Fill with your favourite blooms, can also be used to grow strawberries for a vertical garden. Great if space is limited, or if you want to add height to the garden.
Gardening Hack - Cover your garden beds with newspaper before you put down the mulch. Weeds cannot grow through the newspaper, and the decomposing paper feeds your soil! Would be good for the new, front bank garden.
Plant Seedlings in a Citrus Peel: Use a lemon, orange or a grapefruit to start your seedlings. Plant the entire thing in the ground and the peels will compost directly into the soil to nourish the plants as they grow.