9 Out of 10 Gardeners Don’t Know These Clever Gardening Tricks

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Do you love gardening? Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or just getting started planting your own flowers, herbs or vegetables, you can likely use some of these clever gardening tricks.

1. ADD NOURISHMENT WITH COFFEE GROUNDS

Coffee is a stimulant not just for humans, but also for plants. That’s right, your coffee grounds can help your plants grow because the grounds are acidic. The acidic nature of the grounds makes them perfect to use for roses, blueberry bushes, and evergreens. Not only are you giving your plants a natural fertilizer, but you’re also reducing your waste by not tossing the coffee grounds in the trash.

2. DETER CATS WITH COFFEE GROUNDS OR CITRUS PEELINGS

Coffee grounds have another use for gardening: detracting cats. Cats can view the entire outside as one giant litter box, and that includes your garden or plants. Be sure that kitty does her business elsewhere by sprinkling coffee grounds. If you don’t drink coffee, citrus peels will work just as well.

3. USE COFFEE FILTERS TO STOP DIRT LEAKAGE IN PLANTERS

Coffee filters are just as helpful in gardening as coffee grounds, because the filters can help stop dirt leaks in planters with drainage holes. Place one in the bottom of your planter, then pour the dirt or potting soil as usual. Since the coffee filters are made to filter coffee and water, they’re perfect for working with dirt and water.

4. RECYCLE A MILK JUG INTO A WATERING CAN

Don’t go buy an expensive watering can that may not water the way you want it to, instead use a milk jug to water your plants. Heat up a needle then pierce the lid of the jug with as many holes as you need, then fill the jug with water. You can also use a thumbtack to make the holes.

5. SOAK YOUR SEEDS IN WARM WATER 24 HOURS BEFORE PLANTING

Getting ready to plant a few new seeds in your garden? Try this old-time gardening tip to make sure your seeds grow up into healthy strong plants. Soak the seeds in warm water 24 hours before planting. Just don’t soak them for too long, and be sure you plant them after the soaking period ends.

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