Gardening hack shows how to stop plants from wilting
3 clever tips to keep your plants alive
Fed up with your indoor plants constantly dying? A new viral hack shared via Instagram account Blossom reveals how simple household items can be used to keep your plants alive — and it's time to take note now.
A short Instagram video shows how ice cream cones, rusty nails and green onions placed in an empty egg box can all help with growing and fortifying plants, with no need to throw away dead foliage when you can easily revive them at home.
Use an ice cream cone
In the short video, a dry wafer ice cream cone is used to place seeds inside to help them grow. After the seeds have blossomed, the cone is then placed into a larger pot outside where it will eventually naturally decompose. It acts a biodegradable seed starter and will help flowering plants.
Growing green onions in an empty egg carton
The next brilliant tip is to regrow green onions in an empty egg carton, instead of throwing them away. Turn the egg container upside down, pierce a small hole in the top and place in the ends of the green onions. Ensure there is water in the bottom and watch them grow overnight.
Rusty nails can help revive plants
Not sure how to put your old rusty nails to use? This trick is an easy and smart way to save your plants, using something as simple as an old metal nail. Simply place rusty metal nails with water into a bottle and leave for a few days until the water has turned a brown-like colour. Then pour the water onto your wilting plants and watch their leaves revive again. The rust releases iron which is crucial in helping to nourish dying plants.
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Credits for this clever blog: Countryliving.com