Gardening Tips Using Everday Kitchen Tools

With the warm weather approaching, it’s as good as ever to start a garden or revive your old one. While you might think it’s expensive to maintain a garden, there are a few clever and nifty ways to save money. For starters, you don’t need to invest in expensive gardening tools.

Most of the tools you need can be found right in your kitchen!

Grids With Muffin Tin

Evenly spacing out your seeds in a grid is necessary for a well-organized garden. Use a muffin tin from your kitchen to create a neat grid in the soil. Press the muffin tin into the soil and get to planting!


Wine Bottle Markers

If you have kids, then it’s important you keep them away from your garden. They like to play around, and sometimes they might stomp all over your garden that’s just beginning to grow.

Stick wine bottles neck first into the dirt to mark off your garden.


Spoon Garden Markers

Use a hammer to flatten an unused spoon.


Then paint your flattened spoons various colors. Get creative with this part because these spoons can be used as labels and markers for your garden. Now you can easily find where each herb you planted is!


Or Use Plastic!

If you don’t want to use a metal spoon, then take a plastic spoon and paint it. Label it and stick it your garden.


Soda Can Planters

Take an empty soda can and use a can opener to remove the lid…


Then, using your favorite color, spray paint the can until the entire can is covered.


Add soil and seeds inside the can. This soda can is the perfect planter! Watch as flowers and herbs sprout out over time. This can fits perfectly on the windowsill in your kitchen. 


Empty Wine Bottle Watering

Fill a empty wine bottle with water, quickly turn it over, and insert it into the soil. This is a great way to “self-water” your plants and herbs whenever you’re away from the home for an extended period of time. The soil will slowly absorb water at a steady rate.


Kitchen Sink Garden

Use an old sink as creative and cute planter.


Plastic Fork Protector

Protect your garden from nibbling animals like bunnies by sticking plastic forks in your soil alongside your vegetables and herbs. This will deter critters from taking advantage of your garden.



Take an unused strainer and hook spoons onto the base.


Then, flip it over and fill it with flowers. Hang it somewhere in the yard, and you will have created the perfect windchime on a budget. 


Colander Planter

Line a colander with coffee filters to help retain moisture…


Then, place your favorite flowers inside and hang. 


Bottle Gardens

Just because you live in a small space doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a garden. 

Originally posted by: Jenny Brown, Shareably

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