A GARDENING enthusiast revealed a tool she uses that’s super affordable and keeps pesky pests away.
It can be purchased for less than $10 on Amazon, and she said the versatile item has more than one purpose in her garden.
A gardening expert has shared a key item that keeps pests away from her plantsCredit: TikTok/kia_urbangardener
“I wish I knew about this cheap gardening hack when I first got started,” Kia Jade (@kia_urbangardener) began in a TikTok video.
“It would have saved me a lot of time and money.”
She dove into what her magic find is, and how it helps her garden thrive.
“If you’re not using these mesh drawstring bags, you’re really missing out.
“I use them for two purposes.
“One, they protect my vegetables from the pests or the birds getting them.”
She showed an image of a coriander plant before revealing the second use.
“Secondly, if your plants are going to seed like this coriander plant right here, I just put the mesh bags over the flowers, let them dry out, and then I could collect the seeds that way.
“I also keep reusing these mesh bags so I never throw them out, and they cost me like less than $10 on Amazon.”
People were grateful for the useful tip in the comments section of the clip, some leaving tips of their own.
“Brilliant!!!!!” one person wrote.
“That is really clever! Thanks,” added another.
“This is literally genius!!!!” a third person said.
“I knew hoarding these from my Etsy packages would come in handy,” another joked.
“I got called crazy for doing this,” quipped an additional TikTok user.
And with a word of advice, someone wrote: “Let the flowers bloom all the way until the petals drop before putting on the bag, seeds won’t form if pollinators can’t reach the flowers.”
The Amazon item could be purchased for just $10Credit: TikTok/kia_urbangardener
It will save you lots of time and moneyCredit: TikTok/kia_urbangardener
It makes collecting seeds from plants easy as wellCredit: TikTok/kia_urbangardener