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Cost (or Low-Cost) Garden Tools

Turn everyday items into gear that will help you make your garden grow better. Any job is easier when you have the right tool. Read on for our list of the 25 best ideas for garden tools that you can buy or make in minutes -- and none costs more than a pack of seeds.
  • Sharrah Kaferle

    Homemade or cheap garden tools.

  • Claudia Womack ❀

    Milk Jug Scoop - Make a handy scoop out of a half-gallon plastic milk jug. It is perfect for lightweight materials like fertilizer and potting soil and its flexible spout eases the task of pouring soil into a small pot. To fashion the scoop, make horizontal cuts on the sides adjacent to the handle, and diagonal cuts on the other two sides.

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DIY upside-down tomato planter, with milk jug, chopstick & water bottle!

  • Olivia Szady

    Spray paint milk jug. To customize :-)

  • Lady Dawn

    Should be a lighter color... dark colors absorb the sun, over heating the roots. Light colors reflect the light. Tomato plants don't do well if roots are over heated.

  • Sandra Gomie

    That is brilliant!!

Sprout is a concept that helps home gardeners, repurpose empty milk jugs as watering cans. It takes advantage of what you already have in a milk jug, which is a handle, a gallon’s worth of water capacity and with the addition of “Sprout”, you will have an evenly spaced flow of water. Concept by Evan Gant of Altitude. (Available at Target)

Recycled Milk Carton Starter Pots. Quite a space saver and a unique way to recycle gallon milk containers. Gonna have to try this next spring for sure . . .

Start Perennials the Easy Way How would you like to save money on plants? Start perennials from seed with this easy method: Plant your seeds in a milk jug, set it outside and let Mother Nature do the rest.

I left one of these in WI...could kick myself. Still on the lookout for a new one. We used it to store all the little gardening stuff we had.

DIY: Milk Jug Scoop For The Garden...make your own from an empty milk jug!

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yard art inspiration...what a great idea for garden tools that have no more life in them.

Perfect for the garden wall or in a shed. Have got to find some old rakes at a flea market... so many uses.