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Upcycled Gardening Tools

Some great top tips for using unwanted items in the garden. While we get ready to start various planting projects all of these will come in quite handy.


Originally Published as “25 No-Cost (or Low-Cost) Garden Tools” on

Milk Jugs

For sheer versatility in the garden, nothing comes close to the humble plastic milk jug. Save both half-gallon and gallon sizes to create these garden helpers.

Seed flats. Starting your own seeds is the easiest way to cut your gardening costs to the bone. And it’s the only way to get many of the newest varieties. To save space and bother, start seeds in shallow trays filled with potting soil, then transplant the strongest seedlings to pots later on. To make free seed flats, cut off the bottom three inches of a gallon milk jug and punch a few holes in the bottom with a nail. Fill with potting mix, and use a pencil to create two or three shallow furrows for sowing. Then plant your seeds according to the packet directions.

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4 comments on “Upcycled Gardening Tools

  1. Andree Frieze
    January 27, 2015

    Some good tips – will definitely be using some of them. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. lizard100
    January 27, 2015

    I had to reblog!


  3. Emma Sarah Tennant
    January 29, 2015

    Great tip – my dad drinks lots of tea and goes through lots of milk. Something to do now with all those plastic jugs!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jpeggytaylor
    January 31, 2015

    Oh yes! I do agree, it is amazing what a milk carton can be used for in gardening. I am an avid collector of household containers!

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