Everyone loves a good backyard garden, but hunching over a pile of dirt to plant all of your seeds isn't much fun. If you want to take some of the back bending out of the equation, this PVC seed gun should do the trick.
If you love mushrooms, growing your own doesn't have to be a hassle. You can buy a kit like the kind we've featured, or try growing them in your fridge, but this method uses an old laundry basket and will yield more mushrooms without taking up valuable fridge space.
Potted plants need drainage holes at the bottom to release excess water, but you don't want soil to come out with it, especially if you keep your plant indoors or on a nice patio. Luckily, all you need to keep it clean is a mesh produce bag.
When space is at a premium in your garden, it's time to think up. This DIY vertical planter requires just a pot, some twine, bamboo sticks, and a gardening net. It lets you pack a whole lot of plants in a very small space.
You can rid your garden of pests naturally using a number of clever methods, but when you need to deter insects in real time a caffeine spray can do the trick without harming your plants. Jenny Sigler, writing for healthy living site Spark People, shares her recipe:
Now's the time everyone's thinking about working in their gardens, but few of us look forward to the hard work of digging and weeding. Make it easier on yourself and your plants by moistening the ground ahead of time.
Growing a few veggies and herbs doesn't have to be a luxury only for people with yards and gardens. This crate box garden can be made to fit your space, whether it's a tiny apartment patio or balcony, or a tiny plot between your front door and the sidewalk.