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30 Insanely Clever Gardening Tricks

No green thumb required.

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14. Keep your plants from dying when you're away* with this paper towel trick.

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*Or just lazy.

Shove a tightly rolled paper towel into the soil and then drape the remaining end in a glass of water.

16. And use leftover coffee grounds to enrich your soil and repel critters.

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Find out more about it here. Plus, many coffee shops will offer free grounds to use for composting.