Stick a toilet paper roll into potted plant and show off your garden hack

Who doesn’t prefer the flavor of homegrown vegetables to those found
in the grocery store? Vegetables grown in a vegetable garden taste
even better because of the time and care that goes into their growth.
Additionally, gardening is just plain enjoyable!
Start by using these seven resourceful suggestions if you’ve ever
wanted to create your own garden but weren’t sure where to begin (or
if you’re on a tight budget). They will assist you in growing
delicious herbs and veggies as well as lovely flowers or cute
succulents. The best part is that you already have everything you need
at home, and it only takes a few minutes to prepare.

First things first, without enough water, nothing can develop. With
the help of this homemade watering bottle, keep your plant babies
well-hydrated. Find any medium- to large-sized jug in your recycling
bin (milk or orange juice might work) and just drill holes into the
cap for the most pouring flexibility if you don’t have a watering can.

Your seeds should be soaked before planting to promote faster
germination once they are in the ground. Simply place your seeds in a
shallow dish of warm water, just as you would do with beans before
cooking. You will just take a mason jar out of the kitchen cupboard,
add your seeds, and let soak for 8 to 12 hours.
A sprouting cover can help your seeds grow into delicious sprouts for
salads and other foods. You can buy one or make your own.

Shield young plants.
The next step is to safeguard your seeds. You should start conserving
your used toilet paper rolls for this phase. When you have the rolls,
cut three slits into one of the sides with a pair of scissors. Fill
the roll with dirt and fold over the flaps you just made. Put your
seeds or succulents in their appropriate planters after putting them
in the cups you made. Cover any protruding cardboard with additional
soil.

Avoid having dry roots.
Although safeguarding your plants from dry roots is quite easy,
keeping your plants hydrated is essential. Simply line your planters
with some baking dishes from your kitchen before adding soil. Small
precautions like these are what actually make your garden thrive.

Homemade water storage
This homemade water reservoir idea is a fantastic additional means of
preventing plant thirst. Any plastic drink or water bottle will  make
it work for you. Replicate the drilling procedure from the first step
after removing the cap. With a knife, remove the bottle’s bottom, then
replace the cap. Fill the bottle with water, then bury it cap-side
down in the ground.

Use plant labels
With the assistance of this helpful tip, you won’t ever lose track of
the names of your wonderful succulents or the seeds you sowed. Take a
plastic container that was once used to store yogurt or sour cream and
use it to make recycled plant labels. Around the outside of the
container, make many slits that are a few inches long and an inch
broad. The names of your plants should be written on the tabs that
were cut off from the bottom of the container.

Prevent the onset of frost
Last but not least, remember to cover your plants if it starts to get
chilly outside! All you need to do to protect your plants from frost
is to cover your sprouts with some little terracotta containers until
the weather heats up again.

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Optional suggestion only- Covered wagon style for your garden bed protection.

When you are ready.to transplant to a decorative permanent growing place
You can create your own covered-wagon-inspired garden bed cover with a
few inexpensive materials and a little creativity, which will not only
protect your plants but also give your garden a whimsical touch. With
inspiration from the classic covered wagons of the past, we’ll lead
you through the steps to construct your very own garden bed cover in
this post.

Supplies and Equipment
You will require a few necessary supplies and tools in order to start
this project. You’ll need rope or twine to secure the cover, canvas or
burlap for the wagon’s cover, PVC pipes or wooden dowels to construct
the wagon’s arched frame, and garden pegs or rebar to secure the frame
to the ground. A saw to cut the pipes or dowels to the required
length, a drill to produce holes for the rope, and a sewing machine or
needle and thread to hem the fabric are additional basic tools you’ll
need. So that you may personalize the size of your wagon cover to fit
exactly, make sure to measure the dimensions of your garden bed.

Building the Arched Frame.
The arching frame that will support the fabric cover must then be
built. To begin, depending on the width of your garden bed, cut the
dowels or PVC pipes to the required length. Put the ends of the dowels
or pipes into the ground or into pre-drilled holes in the wooden
planks on either side of the bed, and then gently bend them into an
arch form. To firmly anchor the frame, use rebar or garden pegs.
Depending on the size of your garden bed, you might need to build many
arches that are evenly spaced apart to give the cover enough support.

Organize and fasten the fabric cover.
After the frame is set up, the fabric cover can be ready. Cut the
fabric to the right size, leaving enough extra material on both sides
to make a hem and drape over the garden bed’s edges. The fabric’s
edges should be hemmed to avoid fraying and create a polished
appearance. Thread the rope or twine through the holes that have been
drilled in the pipes or dowels to attach the fabric cover to the
structure. Then, tie knots or sew the rope or twine to the cloth. To
achieve the traditional covered-wagon appearance, make sure the cloth
is taut and distributed evenly across the frame. Decorate with your
favorite appliques like scarves, flags, or a horse and reins if you
have them. (: It is your creation, do it your way.

Keeping Your Covered-Wagon-Inspired Garden Bed Cover Clean and Enjoyable
Once your garden bed cover inspired by a covered wagon is finished,
it’s crucial to maintain it properly to preserve its longevity. To
keep the cover in good shape, check it frequently for signs of wear
and tear and fix any damage, like fabric tears or frayed ropes, right
away. It is recommended to take the cloth cover off during periods of
intense rain or snow in order to save it from becoming weighed down
and perhaps compromising the frame.