Genius Gardening Hacks Using Everyday Items Around Your House

Incredible | 5/14/20

Once you get going, creating and maintaining your own garden is easier than it seems. While not all of us were born with a green thumb, there are plenty of tips and tricks to adopt to keep your garden strong and healthy. We gathered together an incredible list of gardening hacks using items that are most likely already in your home. Plastic forks, coffee filters, and banana peels are just a few things that will health improve your garden cheaply and easily. There’s even a hack repurposing a wine bottle to keep your garden perfectly watered while you’re out of town.

Sprinkle Cinnamon On Your Seedlings

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Plants are living things and just like humans, they’re prone to diseases. A common disease for seedlings is called “damping off.” It’s when a white, furry fungus grows on the stems of the seedling and stops it from accepting the starting mix. This happens in super-humid environments which unfortunately can occur in greenhouses.

If you don’t want to get rid of your greenhouse but want to stop “damping off” disease, sprinkle cinnamon on your plants. Cinnamon has natural anti-fungal qualities and as a bonus, it smells great!