This tip is not only great for ensuring that your plants get enough water, but it’s also a terrific way to recycle and reuse old plastic bottles. Save up your old water or soda bottles and poke holes all over the plastic, aside from the neck. Holes should be about two inches apart.
After you’ve planted your bottles, each time you water your garden and/or fill them manually with the pot, the water in the bottles will empty slowly, keeping your plants consistently hydrated for a longer period of time. This is a great hack for someone who doesn’t get the chance to water their garden as much as they’d like.
Next time you eat hardboiled eggs or omelets, rinse the shells off and throw them in the garden. This can help to deter small pests from crawling near enough to eat your plants. Eggshells are completely organic and biodegradable, so you don’t have to worry about harming the environment, like most pesticides do, or cleaning them up in the future.
Use an open container to store all of your eggshells so you can crush tons at once and have a more effective amount. Just make sure you allow them to dry fully before use to avoid any unpleasant smells.
Coffee Grounds: A Natural Fertilizer
You probably just toss your used coffee grounds in the trash, as most people do, right? Well, instead of wasting them, why not recycle them and use them in your garden for natural compost? Coffee grounds are loaded with nutrients and can help fertilize your plants if you mix a bit in with your soil.
Adding used coffee grounds to your regular soil can do wonders for your garden. It can help good microorganisms to thrive while attracting plant-healthy earthworms and deterring insects that will ruin the plants, such as snails. Adding coffee grounds also helps with aeration and water retention.
Recycled Wine Bottles
Great news for all of you weekly (okay, daily) wine drinkers out there! There’s a way to reuse those bottles and improve the lives of the plants in your garden. This hack is great for someone who goes out of town on the weekends and doesn’t have anyone close to coming to take care of their plants for them!
To bring this hack to life, you only need your old wine bottle and its corks. Use a sharp object to poke a small hole in the cork, fill the bottle with water, stuff the cork back inside, flip the bottle upside down and place it deep down in the soil. Voilà! Your very own wine bottle watering station.
A Hanger Hack That Will Save You Space
A problem we all face sometimes when shopping for new clothes is running out of closet space. If you don’t feel like going through your clothes and getting rid of things you don’t need, you can save some space by hanging two articles of clothing on each hanger.
Just remove the tab from a can of soda and place it on the neck of a hanger through one of the holes. That adds a place to hang another hanger from the bottom hole, and you have two pieces of clothes that take up the space of one!