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It’s springtime and that means it’s time to plant flowers.
I don’t mind working in the garden, planting flowers and even weeding periodically. What I do hate by the middle of August is to drag out the garden hose and water the flowers every single day. It’s hot and I’ve lost interest. By this point, I’m ready for the cooler weather to set in.
Do you lose interest toward the end of the summer? Please, tell me I’m not alone!
By late August my flowers start to look drab, wilted and withering away. OK, maybe not withering away to nothing, but you know what I mean.
A couple years ago I came across a really awesome solution to the watering problem, add a diaper inside of the flower pot. For real! And, guess what? It works.
I picked up this really cool coal bucket at a garage sale last summer.
It’s really simple. Place dirt into the bottom of the pot if it’s a deep container. If your container is shallow you can skip this step.
Add a diaper or large adult undergarment. I used an undergarment. My Grandfather passed away recently and I inherited them. OK, I actually asked if I could have them. Weird to some, I know!
Place a layer of dirt on top of the diaper/undergarment.
Next, add the flowers. I picked up a really cool mixture from Home Depot. It’s called Drop and Bloom. They’re a combination of flowers in one pot. Carefully remove from container and drop into your flower container. It’s awesome! Super easy.
Give your new flowers a much needed drink of water and that’s it. You’re good to go. No more watering every single day.
Keep an eye on your flowers and water them as needed.
The first time I tried this simple little hack, I only watered my flowers once in the month of August. It was fabulous. It was super warm, but we were blessed with rain once a week and that was enough to keep them going all month. I’m hoping to have the same results this year with Grandpa’s undergarments. Thanks, Grandpa!
Ahhh, more time to enjoy the kids and spend my time relaxing instead of watering.
I wouldn’t recommend using the diapers in your food garden. I wouldn’t want the diaper stuffing anywhere near my food. Would you?
Have you tried it? I would love to hear your results.
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