Save these tissue paper rolls and use them for easy and inexpensive tricks to help you with the gardening tasks or prevent garden pests.
Use These Tissue Paper Rolls For Gardening
What to do with these piles of tissue paper rolls other than throwing them into the bin? Use them for the garden! These tissue paper roll tricks will help you with gardening or start a garden for cheap.
I kept telling my family to save the toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls. Of course, they will keep asking why. Once I explain it to them, now they will save it for me without even being asked.
These are the reasons why you should save tissue paper rolls. It is not only helpful in crafting with kids but also helps you with the garden.
Tissue Paper Roll Seed Starting Pot
When the growing season is approaching, use these paper rolls for planting seeds indoors. All you have to do is fold one end of the tube inward.
You can keep the seedling on the paper planter. Transplant the seedling with the paper roll and all.
Direct Seeding Tools
Growing the garden comes with so many responsibilities. One of them is the never-ending weeding. Once you clear out these pesky weeds, it is back within a few weeks if you don’t use mulch or weed barrier.
If you see it closely, these tiny spring onion seedling looks like a newly growing grass seed. To prevent pulling the seedling by accident, you can use a tissue paper roll to mark the planted seed.
Put the paper roll on the ground and leave about one inch of the top exposed. So you will see the portion of the open tube above the ground.
Plant a few seeds on the paper roll. The planted seed will stay within the roll.
This trick will work for tiny seeds like carrots, lettuce, alyssum, thyme, or spring onion. Once you water it, sometimes these small seeds spread away to the side of the planter.
Especially with carrot seeds, you need to thin them once the seedlings have few true leaves. Planting carrot seeds on tissue paper rolls will help you space them out, and the thinning process will be much easier. Here are more tips for growing carrots.
Preventing Tomato Cutworm
It is upsetting when you see something cut the healthy tomato seedling main stem clean the next day. Usually, the cutworm did it.
One trick to prevent cutworm damage is to wrap the bottom of the tomato plant’s main stem with a tissue paper roll.
Cut the paper roll tube open with scissors, then put it on the tomato plant’s main stem. Make a sleeve by wrapping the paper around the stem. Push about an inch of the paper rolls from the soil surface.
One thing that also helps eliminate cutworm is putting some crushed eggshells above the ground by the plant’s base. It works well for all my tomatoes over the years. Here is more info on how to stop cutworm.
Brown Material For Compost
Paper, hay, straw, twig, wood chip, cardboard, pine needle, and fall leaves are brown compost materials.
Tissue paper roll is biodegradable, so feel free to add it to the compost pile. However, make sure that you cut the paper tube into tiny pieces to decompose quickly.
DIY Bird Feeder
When winter is coming, there always a limited source of food for birds and any other animal. One way to feed the birds is by leaving the plant, such as coneflower, sunflower, or elderberry, go to seed.
You can also make an inexpensive bird feeder from a tissue paper roll. First, cover the paper tube with sticky ingredients such as nut butter. If you have tree nuts or peanuts allergy, then use pumpkin butter or sunflower butter.
If you can’t use seed butter, use the safe substitute as it shows on this DIY paper roll bird feeder.
Roll the nut butter-covered tissue paper roll into bird seeds. Alternatively, sprinkle some birdseed on it.
Loop the yarn, ribbon, or rope through the paper tube, make a knot. Then, hang the paper roll bird feeder on the spot where birds usually come to visit.Those tissue paper rolls are helpful for easy gardening tricks. #gardeningtips #upcycleforthegarden Click To Tweet
These practical ways to upcycle paper rolls give you more reason to keep saving them for the next gardening season.
More tips for your garden
- Companion Plants For Tomatoes
- Best Tips For Growing Tomatoes In A Container
- How To Hand Pollinate Zucchini Flowers
- How To Root Tomatoes Plants From Cuttings