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Plant Plastic Forks And Spoons In Your Garden And Get Rid Of Pests

Those plastic spoons and forks that are often a complimentary part of take away food packages or desserts, always end up in the trash can and obviously so, for they have no other reason to serve apart from helping you eat properly.  Plastic utensils are tossed in the dustbin after use without giving a second thought about its subsequent application in any other way. After all, they are designed to be disposable and shouldn’t be re-used for fear of health hazards plastic brings with it.  You are a smart and health conscious human if you have been disposing off (after one use) or limiting the use of plastic utensils/cutlery all this while but there are some who are smarter and re-use them in a way you would have never imagined. Those little objects that are rendered useless after one use can aid you in the garden, and in more than one way!  You will never throw away those innocent and harmless looking plastic spoons and forks after reading this…

Keep pests away from your veggie garden.

Keep those pesky little creatures and animals away from your veggie garden by placing some plastic forks upright around the pods/plants. This trick works equally well by stopping cats and rodents from unwanted and unexpected invasion in your garden. Can there be a cheaper way of warding off pests than this?

You can remove them once the plants come up. 

The author of The Danger Garden prefers clear plastic forks and spoons to white ones. She states, "I figured I would at least buy clear plastic, less visible than white. And it is! I had to get down even on the ground to capture these next pictures of the cutlery art in my garden. So far it seems to be working. Oh, and when you want clear…you get the whole set. Forks, knives, and spoons…but they’re all good. What furry little kitty bum wants to be caught crouching over a knife?"

This is the picture she is talking about...

If you don't have forks, you can cut spoons and make forks out of them as shown in this picture. 

Label your plants for easier tracking and maintenance.

You can choose from forks or knives or even spoons to label your plants.

Here's a more aesthetic way of labeling. 

Simply place the labelled part upright in the soil. 

You can even choose to place knives for labeling. 

Use as a decorative fence.

Besides serving as a fence, these forks can also prevent squirrels from barging into your garden area.

Use as garden decor. 

You can make some pretty flower designs using plastic spoons. Paint them and glue or tie them together in the shape of any flower you want and place them around the garden for a decorative touch. 

Another set of spoons transformed into fascinating flowers. 

Give an aesthetic touch to your garden. 

You can even make these cute dragonflies and place them over the bushy plants for an aesthetically advanced look.