Most who have a garden in South Louisiana know how difficult it can be to maintain it due to all of the elements down south.

Keeping your plants alive can be very challenging and frustrating here, from the heat to diseases in the soil, gardens are hard to maintain.

Well, some people are swearing that pennies, yes the small coins that most rather not deal with, can help preserve and protect your plants.

Pennies contain copper, which is antifungal and antibacterial, and some swear that burying pennies around their plants seems to protect the plants from diseases that are present in the soil.

The only catch is the currency used must be prior to 1982.

By burying the pennies, that contain this copper, around your plants you can create a barrier around those in your garden. This prevents bad things in the soil from reaching and damaging what you planted.

So, if you have a garden at home and have plenty of pennies in your coin jar, look for those produced prior to 1982 and bury them around your plants as added protection.

While we're discussing things that are good for your plants in your garden, did you know that milk is also good for your plants?


Milk, when mixed with water, acts as a natural fungicide on plants, You can simply spray the mixture on your plants to protect them from fungi.

Asprin is also great for your plants when it comes to recovery from any sort of damage they may have incurred. Crushed aspirin in water can be sprayed on damaged plants, and like in humans, aspirin aids in the recovery process.

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Now this may be news to some, but music also helps plants grow. Soft classical music is ideal, and studies show that plants do respond to the sound of music.

Just don't play the music too loud otherwise your neighbor could get mad at you.


These are just a few "garden hacks" that some are using to assist their plant's growth this season.

Give one or two of these a try and come back to let us know if you've seen a difference in your plans. And as always, good luck with your gardening skills.


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