BSB Hacks for Summer Gardening

Summertime is approching and the southern heat is unnavoidable. BSB Hacks for Summer Gardening will protect your garden from a few of the common summer garden issues. Now that Spring is coming to an end it is important to take extra precatutions in the garden.

After spending all of your time and money on vacations. snowcones, and those cute summer shorts… your garden is left to suffer. Any black southern belle could use these simple and effective hacks to keep their garden thriving.

1. Egg Shells can be used in the garden multiple ways. Cracked shells can be used to start growing seedlings in. The shells can also be crushed into a powder and sprinkled onto the ground around plants.

Start plants and/or flowers in egg shells. The protein inside the egg feeds the flower as it grows. Then plant it... egg and all... in the ground or larger pot. This would make a great idea for Earth Day lesson or for a gift craft during the Easter season.:
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2. Wood Pallets for Storage: Using wooden pallets are a cheap solution to stoarge in many areas, including the garden. There are so many creative ways to incorprate upcycled pallets in your garden design.

Wood pallet nailed to wall for garden stoarage, Garden hack using wooden pallet.
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3. Ice Cream Cones: There will be plenty of opportunities to use this hack this summer. Plant seedlings inside stale ice cream cones to create biodegradable pots.

 

How To Start Seeds In Ice Cream Cones: Tips For Planting In An Ice Cream Cone - There are numerous ways to start your own seeds, some of them more economical than others. A super cool idea that is running amok on the internet is using ice cream cone plant pots. Intrigued? Find out how to start seeds in ice cream cones here.:
Photo Credit: Gardening Know How

4. Wine Bottles: Fill an empty wine bottle with water and insert the bottle opening in the ground next to your plant. This is a watering bulb, it will keep your plants alive while you’re away.

Just fill a wine bottle with water and quickly flip and insert into potted plant: instant self watering that lasts 2days to a week.:
Photo Credit: Create Something

5. Silverware: Don’t throw away all the forks from the picnic, recycle them! This hack can be used for protection or organization in the garden. For example, bury forks surrounding your plants to keep animals out your garden.

Forks buried in the ground to protect from pests. Garden hack,
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6. Liquid Compost: This jar of bannana peels may look disgusting but your garden will thank you. Take your normal compost pile and liquify it. Pour it directly into your soil so your plants can absorb all of the nutrients.

Making banana tea is a great natural fertilizer for any plants. Simply soak the banana peels in filtered water for 3 days to a week, then pour the liquid around your plants and afterwards throw the peels in your compost bin!:
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7. Coffee Grounds: Coffee is a staple for most hard working black southern belles. Stop throwing away your coffee grounds each and every morning! They can be used to help you garden thrive this summer.

You may not know this, but humans aren’t the only ones who love their coffee. Plants, soil, and even worms love a nice, warm serving of coffee, but they’re usually okay with just spent coffee grounds. Coffee grounds have numerous benefits and advantages for the... #coffee #gardening #gardeningtips:
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8.  DIY Self-Watering Plants: Grab a large pot of water, lots of papertowels, and all of your house plants. Roll the papertowel as tight as possible, then place one end in the water and the other in a plant. The plants will water themselves as needed and you can enjoy your vacation!

Don't let your houseplants suffer while you're away from home. Rig up this DIY self-watering wicking system.:
Photo Credit:: IG–> @victoriaavitale

9. Recycle Plastic Bottles: This hack is a genius way to protect your plants from the unpredictable summer. Cut an empty two little bottle in half and sheild your seedlings or plants. Simple and can add that Southern charm!

Plastic bottles cut in half to protect the plant;baby greenhouse:
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