21 Ways To Build A Miniature Garden With Items Found In Your House

Good ideas for starting or improving your garden — even if you don't have a lot of space. Also, finally something to do with your empty jars, milk jugs, and other things destined for the trash.

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2. Start seedlings in a citrus peel.

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Use any type of citrus peel: grapefruit, oranges, pomelos, or lemons. Poke a hole in the bottom and then add seeds, soil and water. Once the seeds have taken off, transplant the whole thing in the ground and the peel will take care of itself!

18. Make garden markers out of kaput spoons.

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Now you can do something with those spoons half-eaten by the garbage disposal. Instructions here. For ideas on how to make garden markers out of soda cans or pottery shards go here or to make them out of clay go here.

21. Create a string garden.

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The "Kokedama" is a Japanese form of gardening that is basically a bonsai grown in ball form, covered in moss and living outside of a pot. This is perfect for people who have too many mosquitos. Directions here.