Gardening is just as stressful as it is relaxing. It may seem a little counter-intuitive, but the activity known for helping relieve stress is also known for cause a lot of havoc.
For example, every gardener has killed their plants in the past. All of that work goes down the drain, and you can end up feeling a little defeated.
The best way to remedy this? Work smarter and not harder. After some intense research, I’ve found all sorts of gardening hacks that will help make it a whole lot easier.
These come from Epic Gardening on YouTube, and they’re absolutely genius. I can’t believe I had never thought of these before!
Use Felt Pots
Also known as “smart pots,” these are lightweight and foldable, allowing you to move them wherever you need them to be sun and water wise. They fold down for sun exposure as well.
In addition, they prevent water-logging issues by airing out the roots, are endlessly reusable, and they’re super affordable!
Gardening Without Gloves
Gloves block sensation in your hands, not allowing you to feel exactly what you’re doing with your plants as you’re working with them.
Creams like Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream can protect your hands from the elements while moisturizing. Rinse your hands and the dirt is gone!
Cut Up Sponge For Self Watering
Instead of using gravel at the bottom of your containers, cut up sponges are the way to go. They increase drainage, moisturize the soil, and more. Perfect for any plant!
Repurpose Plastic Bottles For Cloches Or Greenhouses
You can recycle plastic bottles to act as mini greenhouses or to act as cloches. If you want to learn how to do this, watch Epic Gardening‘s video below.
Coffee Filter As Soil Filter
Coffee filters block the majority of run off, but still allow drainage to happen. Much like the sponge method, it helps with the plant’s overall health. It works wonders!
Check out Epic Gardening’s video below for more, and happy gardening!