How are scouring sponges recycled? Throwing them away is a big mistake.

Sponges are very useful everyday accessories, especially in the kitchen. They are used not only for scrubbing, but also for cleaning various surfaces and hands. However, few people realize that sponges have some strange functions. One of them is its use in the garden. So stop throwing away used scouring sponges and recycle them in your garden.

The sponge is a very precious element in the kitchen. But being in constant contact with water, it can quickly become a breeding ground for bacteria. That is why they must be replaced regularly. However, do not throw away old sponges that you no longer use, because you can reuse them wonderfully. How can you do it? Recycle them in the garden with this original method!

Used dishwasher sponge: use it in the garden!

Have you realized that your sponge is worn out and are you thinking of changing it for a new one? If it is not completely wrinkled yet, you can disinfect it and use it to care for your garden.

It is a very practical way to keep your plants hydrated.

Start by putting a few drops of bleach in a container filled with water. Next, soak the sponge in the solution for an hour to completely disinfect it and rinse it.

Next, cut the sponge into small pieces. Mix them with the soil and perlite.

When the mixture is ready, you can use it to cover the soil of your plants before watering them. Perlite is an ingredient that allows aeration of the soil while improving drainage. As for the sponge, it will keep your plant well hydrated.

You can also use the sponge to grow new seeds. To do this, take the sponge, soak it in water and place it on a flat container. Next, make a hole in the center of the sponge and bury the seeds in it. Next, wrap the sponge in plastic wrap. Next, place your seedbed in a warm place.

To help your seeds germinate, don’t forget to mist the sponge regularly to keep it moist. After a few weeks, your seeds will show some roots. When you see your new shoots becoming vigorous, you can plant them in a pot or in the ground, whichever you prefer!