Now that gardening season is among us and everyone is potting plants, I have the BEST quick tip that will make your life so much easier, using an item from your kitchen! Are you ready for this quickest-potting-plant-game changer-tip?! Here goes!
Whenever I’m potting plants, one thing I find a little annoying is having to stop my potting groove to head out and look for a shard or a rock that will cover the drainage hole. Most that I come across are too small, or even way too big. I need the Goldilocks; just right.
I was brewing my coffee the other morning and I was thinking about how great it is that no grounds ever end up in my mug. Then I started thinking about the coffee filter, and then that progressed to all of the uses I have come across for coffee filters other than just catching coffee grounds. Then the idea hit me that a coffee filter would be the perfect covering for the drainage hole – it would let the water drain and keep the soil inside.
I thought I came up with the most brilliant idea. I was patting myself on the back, and stopping just short of calling myself a genius, and getting all smiling on the inside. I was thinking about how to SEO the post and get my post at the top of a Google search, and then there it was.
More like, there they were.
Several, and I mean several, posts with this same idea and concept.
So much for being original.
Still though, it’s a great idea when potting plants, and an easy breezy one, too. I’m here to tell you that it works like a charm. Even if you don’t have a coffee maker that uses filters or you don’t even drink coffee at all, these coffee filters are a wonderful $7 investment. Buy a small package and keep it with your gardening and potting tools.
No more going out and hunting for rocks or shards. Just use a coffee filter.
Hopefully I’m the first to tell you about this awesome quick tip. If you have heard it before, then this one is worth repeating.
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