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28 Totally Epic Gardening Hacks To Make Your Green Thumb Game Even Stronger

There are so many tips, tricks, and old wives’ tales about gardening. It can be difficult to decipher the ones that work from the ones that only end up making you work twice as hard for only little sprout. If your green thumb is starting to feel a bit sore, these hacks will perk it right back up.

From flowers to fruits and veggies, you’ll be the envy of every other lawn on the block in no time.

1. Don’t break your back lugging heavy soil bags: use a tarp or table cloth to drag them.

Don't break your back lugging heavy soil bags: use a tarp or table cloth to drag them.

Better Homes and Gardens

2. Make weeding easier by saturating the soil in water first.

Make weeding easier by saturating the soil in water first.

YouTube / eHow

3. Test your seeds with moist paper towel.

Test your seeds with moist paper towel.

Lifehacker

4. Soak your seeds for

5. Create biodegradable seed starters with toiler paper rolls.

Create biodegradable seed starters with toiler paper rolls.

Instructables

6. A lemon rind works well, too.

A lemon rind works well, too.

My Roman Apartment

7. Save space bygrowing your potatoes vertically.

Save space bygrowing your potatoes vertically.

Tipnut

8. Make your tomatoes sweet with a sprinkle of baking soda.

Make your tomatoes sweet with a sprinkle of baking soda.

Instructables

9. Coffee grounds will enrich your soil and keep it safe from critters.

Coffee grounds will enrich your soil and keep it safe from critters.

Beginning Farmers

10. Eggs will also give your plants a

11. Who needs Miracle-Gro when you have epsom salt!

Who needs Miracle-Gro when you have epsom salt!

Healthy Food House

12. Repurpose broken pots into plant markers.

Repurpose broken pots into plant markers.

WikiHow

13. Or customize some cute stones.

Or customize some cute stones.

Kreaticate

14. Put diapers in your pots. No, really.

Put diapers in your pots. No, really.

Smart Schoolhouse

15. Make a cheap hanging succulent garden with a shower caddy.

Make a cheap hanging succulent garden with a shower caddy.

Ikea Hackers

16. Use a

17. Lazy gardeners can use a paper towels to keep their plants watered.

Lazy gardeners can use a paper towels to keep their plants watered.

Lifehacker

18. …or a plastic soda bottle.

...or a plastic soda bottle.

Chicago Now

19. Grow your own basil from leftover store bought cuttings.

Grow your own basil from leftover store bought cuttings.

Thyme 2 Garden Now

20. Same goes for celery.

Same goes for celery.

The Organic Lemon

21. And onions!

And onions!

Alternative Gardning

22. Don’t slice your succulent cutting too short.

Don't slice your succulent cutting too short.

Succulents and Sunshine

Succulents and Sunshine

23. Landscaping isn’t just on land: design awesome moss graffiti.

Landscaping isn't just on land: design awesome moss graffiti.

Instructables

24. Coffee filters will stop soil from leaking through your pots’ drainage holes.

Coffee filters will stop soil from leaking through your pots' drainage holes.

Popsugar

25. Your flowers will stay fresher longer in the vase if you get ’em a little drunk.

Your flowers will stay fresher longer in the vase if you get 'em a little drunk.

DIY Network

26. Alum will keep your hydrangeas perky and pretty longer.

Alum will keep your hydrangeas perky and pretty longer.

The Happier Homemaker

27. Build an easy, apartment-friendly trellis with zip ties and bamboo.

Build an easy, apartment-friendly trellis with zip ties and bamboo.

Apartment Farm

28. Keep your seeds organized with a photo album.

Keep your seeds organized with a photo album.

Fresh Eggs Daily

Now grab your gardening gloves and get started. Happy planting!

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