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Here’s A Brilliant Garden Hack That Protects Newly-Planted Seeds

Here’s A Brilliant Garden Hack That Protects Newly-Planted Seeds

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There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing new growth in freshly planted seeds. But that’s a long process and many things can go wrong that cause the seeds to not survive. 

Finding ways of protecting seeds may be tricky because they’re barely visible and you need to be careful when weeding or doing anything near them.

Luckily, there’s one simple garden hack that protects newly planted seeds! 

Let’s see!

Hack Revealed

Believe it or not, the only thing required for this hack is old jar lids. You’ll need to position them strategically and use them as a visual reminder

Jar lids won’t only help you locate the seeds, but you’ll also be able to keep track of the species you planted. Additionally, you won’t spend any money, which makes this hack absolutely fantastic. 

I’m sure you already know the benefits of upcycling, so there’s no need to explain the ecological benefits of this method.

So, you first need to collect a few old jar lids and clean them thoroughly. As soon as you put your seeds in the ground, simply cover them with the lids.

Don’t worry if you’ve already planted the seeds; adding lids over the top will protect them. It would be best if you used brightly colored lids, but don’t spray-paint your existing ones because they could leach chemicals and damage the seeds. 

I recommend using brightly colored water-resistant tape because they don’t have chemicals. 

Once you place the lids, you can de-weed around your seeds without worrying about damaging them. 

You can gently press the lids into the ground to secure them, but make sure they’ll still be visible or the hack won’t serve the purpose. 

How To Make This Garden Hack Work For You

I’m aware that not everyone has old jar lids at hand. And it’s not the best idea to spend money on such items. 

But you can use other things for this purpose. For instance, you can use poles or sticks as labels or even make a smaller border around your seeds. Cardboard cutouts will also do the trick.

To make the best out of this method, you can put some sticky labels on your lids or other things you use to distinguish the seeds more easily. 

If you’re worried that bad weather could destroy these labels, just protect them with clear tape

The only drawback of this method is that strong wind could blow your lids away. If you live in an area prone to strong winds, protect the lids using some small rocks or a small stick pole.

This hack is super beneficial for beginner gardeners, and the fact that it doesn’t include spending any money makes it even more attractive! Your seeds will quickly germinate and you’ll have robust and healthy plants!