Banana peels are handy to have around to use as a natural fertilizer for your garden. They contain vitamins and nutrients, like calcium and potassium, which help plants grow strong and healthy.
But it isn’t just about using the banana peel that makes this hack work – it’s how you use it. Do it wrong, and you’ll get the opposite effect. You want to be sure to cut your peels into small pieces and toss them onto your compost pile. Avoid burying the pieces into the soil since they need air to do their job correctly, and if you smother them, it won’t work.
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!
The Water in the Pot
Next time you boil vegetables, or eggs, don’t just get rid of the water right away when you’re done. Instead, let the water cool and let your plants drink it. The nutrients leftover in the water will give your plants an extra boost, and they’ll love you for it.
This hack helps you to cut back on waste while delivering essential vitamins to your garden. It’s best to keep up the fertilization process in your garden for the first 45 days after you’ve planted veggies and herbs since it’s when they need the nutrients most. Of course, you can do it more if you wish since it isn’t like the vegetable water can hurt them.
Use the Funnies to Kill Weeds
Here’s an easy and effective way to kill those pesky weeds. If you don’t already have some old newspapers, start saving up a stack instead of recycling them this week. Simply open the sections and lay the newspaper on top of areas where weeds are growing to snuff them out and prevent any new ones from popping up.
Of course, you didn’t think you would just leave your yard covered in newspapers, right? Once you’ve got all of your paper laid down, cover it with mulch. Repeat this hack in every weed-prone area of the garden. This trick works by suffocating the weeds, both after they’ve already started to grow and before they get a chance to.