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DIY Spring Gardening Projects, Tips & Tricks

Get started on your spring garden now with this wonderful collection of DIY spring gardening projects, tips and tricks!

It’s almost time to start planting here in Southwestern Virginia! Our last danger of frost usually passes towards the end of April, though with the warm weather we’ve had recently it’s hard to believe we could still end up with a snow storm. (And we have before. I remember back in April of 1993 I believe, we ended up with 3ft. of snow!)

But with the super warm days we’ve been having, I thought now would be a great time to share some DIY spring gardening projects, tips and ideas! Here are a few of my favorites.

DIY Spring Gardening Projects, Tips & Tricks

le zoe musings blog has some DIY spring gardening projects for getting a jump start on your outdoor garden like this indoor greenhouse. To make this indoor greenhouse garden, Kellie uses a 72 cell greenhouse kit with a dome.

However, you could also use recycled newspaper to make your own seedling starter pots and cover with wide mouth masonjars, another wide mouthed glass container or the top half of a plastic 2L bottle.

You can even start garden seeds in a lemon peel! Just plant the seeds of your choice and wait for them to bear fruit! I love the selection of seeds available from Mountain Rose Herbs – especially the Lifeline Medicinal Seeds Kit they sell which contains certified organic seeds suited for starting a medicinal herb garden.

Another great DIY spring gardening idea is to recycle a plastic jug into a DIY watering can rather than buying one. A Journey to a Dream Blog has a simple tutorial that shows you how to do just that using the jug of your choice and a heated needle to pierce holes into the lid.

I was also super psyched to discover I can grow my own ginger from leftover ginger I’ve purchased which keeps me from having to buy ginger over and over. A Nest for All Seasons Blog explains how you can grow ginger from an inch long, unpeeled chunk of ginger.

You just need some soil, water, and small pieces of ginger root that have a node on them. You can also keep yourself in green onions without repeat trips to the grocery store by saving the roots once you’ve used the ends and placing them in water where they will grow back. There’s tutorial on how to grow green onions in water over at The Burlap Bag Blog.

Want an herb garden for fresh herbs all summer long but don’t have the space? Garden up! Camille Styles Blog has an awesome tutorial for crafting your own DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden.

Plant all of your favorite herbs along a board that you can hang on a wall. Start your garden indoors by a sunny window, then transfer it outside once the danger of frost has passed. You can then bring your herb garden back indoors once the weather cools back down in the fall!


  • Anonymous

    March 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Good ideas! Thanks.

  • Bridget Hedger

    April 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I love the idea of the mason jars filled w/ herbs attached to old wood. I think I saw this on pinterest, well it’s going around everywhere it seems now! I just might have to do this 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!!

  • ✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life

    April 2, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Great ideas! I love ginger and will try growing it too. I just posted on my blog herb planters that I decorated.


  • 4 Sisters @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com

    April 2, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    You’ve put together to many great ideas here! We’d love for you to link this and whatever else you’d like at our new Beautify It Monday link party going on now at Bringingbeauty.blogspot.com

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