If wine goes with just about anything, would it go with your gardening hobby, too? Surprise, surprise! There are a lot of fun gardening ideas you can explore with wine. So if you’re both a wine and a green thumb, this is your chance to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Turn wine boxes into an herb garden
What do you do with your empty wine boxes? For one, they make great containers for holding kitchen condiments. A lot of people also use them as flower boxes. In fact, we’d say this is the most common use for these boxes. But that’s not all that you can use them for. You can actually start your very own herb garden! A beautiful mix of aromatic herbs planted in a wooden wine box makes for a perfect small-space kitchen garden. We all know that herbs don’t come cheap. Growing them either in your garden or kitchen is both good for your health and budget.
Now how about if you have an empty wine barrel or two lying about? These days, wine barrels come in different sizes. But when you’ve emptied them out, even the smallest one takes up room. So why not put it to a healthy and creative us? With a little tweaking, you can grow vegetables in your wine barrels. We recommend sawing the barrel in half to make it more manageable. If you plan on planting vegetables that require more room for their roots, then utilize the larger barrels. You’ll be able to grow broccoli, potatoes, carrots, radishes, turnips and more!
Fertilize plants with leftover wine
Is there even such a thing as leftover wine? Seems a little crazy, but it does happen. Sometimes you may find yourself with wine that you either can’t or don’t want to finish. Or you might have thrown a party and overestimated your wine supply. Whatever the reason, know that you can still put that leftover to good use. One of these is, believe it or not, to use it as plant fertilizer! Yes, you can actually use your leftover wine to fertilize your plants. Wine has nitrogen, which makes a great addition to your composting bin. Pouring red wine into your compost activates the good bacteria within the already present mixture in order to help your plants or garden grow. Just be sure to keep your compost bin’s moisture under control once you add the wine. You may need to add a few more dry ingredients, such as cardboard, to compensate for the added moisture. ^_^