Gardening Tools To Recycle Your Garden

Do you dream of buying this new “perfect” tool? Never mind. Recycling and reuse-inventing new uses for household items-can be more productive and certainly affordable. Some items can gain new life as gardening tools, and developing new applications for reliable old standbys can open up a whole new world of possibilities. All these” new ” tools will make your gardening easier for many years, and you will feel the pride and joy that comes with creating a new use of what could be thrown away.

Here are some ways to get started.


1. Keep cans that are just wide enough for the seed packets to rise. Sort the packages by planting season and put each group in its own box. Arrange the packages alphabetically each season or group them at the beginning, middle and end of the season. If you are ready to sow, the packages for this period will already be together without looking.

2. Use empty citrus peels for the simplest seed container. Just fill the crust with potting soil, put one or two seeds in each, support upright and water to moisten the mixture. After decrease to one seedling per rind. Transplant the entire unit into the garden. The crust will crumble in the soil, and the roots will benefit from the fertilizer that is at hand.

3. Use baskets of berries or cherry tomatoes made of plastic mesh the size of a pint to start the seeds inside. Pumpkin plants-cucumbers, melons, pumpkin – and other plants that do not like to be transplanted, cope especially well with this method. Line the baskets with one or two thick newsprint or paper napkin, fill with potting soil mixture and sow four or five seeds in it. Thin seedlings after to plant one or two; three, if planted in hills, as in melons. The baskets leave plenty of room for root growth. If the weather is warm in the open air, plant the baskets and make sure that the bottom is covered with plastic and newsprint. There will be no transplant surprise, and the roots will grow through the paper and penetrate into the surrounding fertilized soil. At the end of the season, lift, clean and store the baskets for future use.

4. Store row / bed labels of vegetables and flowers in sandwich bags along with rubber bands or twisted closures. Make a grouping for each individual vegetable, using all varieties of this bouquet. This will make it easier to look for the next time you plant, either in several weeks or next year.

5. An old fork or spoon gently separates and lifts the seedlings from the flats, and the handle – or a pencil or a curling iron – can be used to facilitate transplants from individual growth pockets into segmented flats – all without damaging the tender roots.

6. An old paring knife or spatula can be used for cutting grafts in an apartment or as a harvester.

7. Open plastic dry cleaning pockets for a light coating on newly sown apartments or beds. On the outside, anchor the sides to prevent them from blowing out. Remove the leaves when the seedlings reach an inch in height.

8. A stamen placed on a seedbed or transplanted seedling helps in many ways. It protects the bed from diluted rain and air watering. When the sides are anchored down, it prevents snails and birds from coming out.

9. Slide half a gallon milk cartons with cut tops and bottoms over the celery seedlings to blanch them as they grow.

10. Use plastic mesh baskets of cherry tomatoes or strawberries to protect newly sprouted seedlings such as corn, cucumber, melon and pumpkin from birds. If the seedlings are large enough to reach the top of the baskets, they will no longer be as tender and detectable as the birds prefer.

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