Sunday, March 11, 2012

How to Use old Pantyhose in the garden

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:

  1. Use the leg of a pair of pantyhose to store flower bulbs out of season.
  2. Place seeds in a pantyhose leg and hang to dry.
  3. Repel deer with bundles of human or pet hair tied in a piece of pantyhose and hung in the garden.
  4. Use strips of pantyhose to tie up and stake plants.
  5. 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.
  6. Line the bottom of plant pots with old pantyhose  to keep soil from leaking when you water.
  7. Shape a wire hanger, covered with pantyhose,  into a “nature net” to help kids catch tadpoles and other critters to observe.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Plant water plants in them for your garden pond.
  11. Fill them with compost, submerge them in water and make compost tea.
  12. 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?

Sources: How to Use Pantyhose in the Garden |

25 Re-uses for worn out pantyhose

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