I was so bored last night, that I decided to clean out some dresser drawers. I can’t BELIEVE how many pairs of old pantyhose and stockings I found, which is pretty bad, because I can’t even remember the last time I wore any of them.
Anyway, rather than just throwing them away, I decided to take a look on the internet to see if I can find some logical uses for leftover pantyhose. Here are some that I found for the garden:
- Use the leg of a pair of pantyhose to store flower bulbs out of season.
- Place seeds in a pantyhose leg and hang to dry.
- Repel deer with bundles of human or pet hair tied in a piece of pantyhose and hung in the garden.
- Use strips of pantyhose to tie up and stake plants.
- Drop leftover slivers of bar soap into the foot of a pair of pantyhose and tie it shut. Hang it next to the outdoor faucet for a quick wash before going inside.
- Line the bottom of plant pots with old pantyhose to keep soil from leaking when you water.
- Shape a wire hanger, covered with pantyhose, into a “nature net” to help kids catch tadpoles and other critters to observe.
- Use a rubber band to secure a piece of pantyhose over the top of a jar when your child is catching fireflies, bugs and other critters to observe.
- Slide new melons into the foot section of a leg of pantyhose and tie or stake them off the ground to eliminate ground rot, mold and invasion by insects.
- Plant water plants in them for your garden pond.
- Fill them with compost, submerge them in water and make compost tea.
- Slip them over flowerheads and secure with twist-tie to collect seeds.
How about you? Do you have any other garden uses for old nylons and pantyhose?