2   132
12   133
16   642
30   227
91   1024

Follow on Instagram

BSB Hacks for Summer Gardening

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.:
Source: Pinterest

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.
Source: Pinterest.

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,
Source: Pinterest.

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!:
Source: Pinterest.

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:
Source: Pinterest.

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:
Source: Pinterest.




Amiya Thomas

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2   132
12   133
16   642
30   227
91   1024

Follow on Instagram

Shop Our Favorites!
Black/Gold Ceramic Planter
Drew Rose Designs Ceramic Woven Trim Planter
Nadia Striped Highball Glass
Ombre Taper Candle Set
Victoria Tasseled Pendant By Anthropologie in Blackk
Set Of 4 5×15 Galaxy Luxe Metallic Placemats
Woven Bamboo Placemats, Set of 4 By Anthropologie in Blue Size SET OF 4
La Double J – Set Of Two Scalloped Cotton-blend Placemats – Cream
Butterscotch Blankees
50″” Warwick 3-Door Accent Media Cabinet Fawn Brown – Threshold
35″” x 35″” Juneteenth by Synthia Saint James Canvas Art Print – Masterpiece Art Gallery
Yaheetech Set of 2 Weave Arm Chair Mid-Century Metal Dining Chair Y-Shaped Backrest Hemp Seat, Black
Sweet Jojo Designs Pink, Green and White 84-inch Window Treatment Curtain Panel Pair for Olivia Collection – 42 x 84
Jani Sara Green and Pink Flatweave Rug – 5′ x 8′
‘Beyonce’ Graphic Art Print on Wrapped Canvas Size: 18″ H x 26″ W x 1.5″ D
A Tale of Two Cities Throw Pillow
HBCU’s Canvas Print
Quilted Patchwork Cotton Throw Blanket – Indigo Blue Shibori Dye Indian Decorative Super Soft & Warm Blanket for Sofa and Couch 50 x 60 Inches
Woven Wicker Rattan Wall Decor, Round Seagrass Boho Kitchen Decor, Minimalist Rattan Chargers & Placemats for Dining Table & Wall Art, Rattan Wall Decorative Basket
Mud Pie Rattan Serving Utensils
ColorBird Stripe Tassel Tablecloth Cotton Linen Dust-Proof Table Cover for Kitchen Dinning Tabletop Decoration (Rectangle/Oblong, 55 x 120Inch, Blue)
carol&frank Josie Indigo Pillow
Finnhomy Sideboard Buffet Cabinet, Kitchen Storage Cabinet with Rattan Decorated Doors
Kouboo 1110141 Manhattan 2-Tier Console, Natural Rattan End Table, Brown
A Different World (TV) 11 x 17 TV Poster – Style A
(27×40) Eve’s Bayou Movie Samuel L Jackson Lynn Whitfield Original Poster Print
Yes. Jesus Loves Me (Religious) – Katherine Roundtree 16×20 Black Framed
Dancing in The Living Room (Girls) – Katherine Roundtree 24×32 Black Framed – African American Black Art Print Wall Decor Poster
The Goodbye Kiss (Buffalo Soldier) – Katherine Roundtree 24×32 Black Framed – African American Black Art Print Wall Decor Poster
‘Inspirations’ Note Cards by Jonathan Green
‘Southern Imagery’ Notecards by Jonathan Green
Amanti Art Funeral Procession Framed Art Print
Willow Row Multi Colored Ceramic Coastal Decorative Jar – Set of 2
Stratton Home Reddish Brown Tulum Woven Lantern Stand
Safavieh Noely Coastal Writing Desk
Estaugh Ikat Black/Gray Indoor / Outdoor Area Rug Union Rustic Rug Size: Rectangle 8′ x 11′
Set of 4 Natalya Ikat Stripe Placemats Gray – Ballard Designs
Unique Loom Greek Key Machine-Made Rug
Alfred Greek Key Ottoman Dakota Fields Color: Lilac
Suzanne Kasler Greek Key Sham – Ballard Designs
Doric Upholstered Wingback Arm Chair Red Barrel Studio Body Fabric: Skylar Antique Blue
Slowtide Beach Towel
Goddesses by Synthia SAINT JAMES Canvas Wall Art 3 Piece
Whitewash Wood Draped Bead 4 Light Chandelier by World Market
3pc Taper Candle Holder Set Gold – Threshold
Screen-Door Nightstand – Black – Nate Berkus
Brass Wall Frame – 14″” x 18″” Matted for 8″” x 10″” Photo – Room Essentials, Gold
Solid Bathroom Wastebasket White – Opalhouse
5qt Cast Iron Casserole Dish Cream – Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, White
Minsmere Caned Accent Table Natural Brown – Opalhouse
Shop Now

Click to Shop!

• powered by chloédigital