There are plenty of garden tools
out there for every gardening need you can imagine. While there are some that you really can't do without, many of the tools you need to get the job done are easy to make at home from items you would otherwise throw away.
Think about these ways to make your own "recycled" garden tools:
Plastic milk jugs are garden workhorses.
- Cut away the bottoms to create small, individual greenhouses for growing crops.
- Cut out the top to create a frost cover for plants.
- An unmodified jug is ideal for mixing fertilizer blends.
- Punch holes in the bottom of a jug and set it in soil to use as an automatic waterer.
Leftover trash items can do double-duty in the garden.
- Strips of pantyhose are a soft alternative to twine for tying tomato plants.
- Leftover chicken wire makes great trellises for vine vegetables.
- An old garden hose can help you plant the borders of a curved garden area.
- Popsicle sticks can make row markers.
- Large aluminum cans can hold seed packets.
Gardening is very much tied in to sustainable living. Making your own garden tools
from recyclable items is a smart way to use the resources around you.