DIY Summer- Attending to the Garden – Roots in Boots
Even if you are a plant killer- you can do this easily!
Do you have old worn out boots that need retiring?
DIY SUMMER PROJECT- The Cowboy Boot Planter
Drill, Boot of some sort, soil, and a plant to go it in.
On a Budget?
Root your own plants from friends gardens! Its easier than you think, even a self-proclaimed plant killer can do this trick!
Rooting- (ok get your mind out of the gutter)
Look for any geranium or rosemary plant for your first try- they are very easy, require low watering and should 99% of the time work!
You will need some honey- raw is best. Soil, sharp knife, and a container.
First, take a cutting about 4-5 inches from the end of a plant whether its a geranium or rosemary. Take off most leaves at the bottom and leave some at the top.
Next, dip the end in some honey. It’s a great natural root starter. Place in soil that’s in a pot!
Yep, it’s that easy! That’s it. You do need to water it once you’re done. I highly recommend that you also take a white or clear plastic bag and cover the plant & container with it for 2-3 weeks. Poke a couple of holes in it(3-5) . *** Remember to water it and check on it every 3-5 days. *** After the 2-3 weeks, if it hasn’t turned brown and died, it should have started to grow roots and become a little plant on it’s own
*You can stick the cuttings directly into the pot that you intend them to live in for a while, directly into the ground, or in a smaller pot till they establish good roots before transplanting. That’s up to you!
Back to the Cowboy Boot Planter:
Drill holes in the bottom of the boot. If there is a sole lining, you might want to just remove it.
Next, fill with soil- 1/2 way. Then place a plant of choice in it. Fill the rest of the boot with soil & water!
Voila! A horsey planter for your barn or home.
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