Pine Cone Mulch - an attractive border and maybe a practical way to keep dogs and cats out of your garden beds. As they breakdown, they will add nutrients to your garden too. Pine cones also look great as a decorative mulch for container gardens.
Pennies glued to square foot garden Glued pennies to the side of my square foot garden bed to keep slugs away. Slugs and snails won't cross copper. Glued pennies to the side of my square foot garden bed.
Use Sponges to Keep Water-Loving Plants Moist. place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve. Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve.
spray the plant with epsom salts 1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). that gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. spray them again 10 days later.
Old Doors in the Garden. salvaged door in the garden. I've seen them used beautifully as garden gates or as trellises for vines. Either way, I think they're completely charming and perfect for a shabby chic or English country garden.