With springtime here now, here are seven gardening tips that might seem weird, but they actually do work!
1. Soak rusty nails in water in an old coffee can and you've just created fertilizer! Acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, and hydrangeas will love the added boost.
2. Are the blades of your pruners and shears rusty? Dampen a piece of aluminum foil with water and rub the surface of the blades. The rust should come right off onto the foil.
3. Do you have old, well-used sneakers that are ready to toss? Hide them in your garden. They may keep deer and other wildlife away.
4. Are you growing peppers this year? They love sulphur. Put matches at the bottom of the hole when you plant your peppers.
5. If you have an aquarium, save some of the water for your plants when you clean the tank. The water makes a great fertilizer.
6. Dental floss is good for cleaning more than just your teeth. Use it to tie vines to a trellis.
7. Old socks make a great garden soap holder. Slide a soap bar into the bottom of an old sock and tie a knot just above the bar of soap. Then, take the long part of the sock and tie it to a faucet. The next time you're working out in the garden and you're finished for the day, just wet the bottom of the sock and you're all set to wash up!