Sowing Seeds Just Got A Lot Easier With This Clever Wine Cork Hack

While seeing the result of your flourishing plants can be incredibly satisfying, there's no denying it can take a lot of time if you initially start by planting seeds. Fortunately, endless hours of digging to implant the seeds can be a thing of the past, thanks to a straightforward hack. What's the hack, you ask? Attach some wine corks to your garden rake, and let them do all the work for you. This simple trick can take your gardening game to new levels, helping you achieve the task to the same standard, but in much less time. Naturally, this will make the entire process of seed planting incredibly smooth. Likewise, it will also allow you to upcycle any old wine corks you may have on hand.

If you often spend a lot of time sowing your seeds, then this could be just the solution you're looking for. In fact, you can even use it if you're just starting out in your gardening journey, and it is great for those of you that often feel achy after a long gardening session. So, how can you create this magical garden rake hack? We'll break it down for you below.

Assemble your wine corks

In order to craft this nifty garden rake, you'll need to grab a few wine corks — preferably one for each prong. Of course, how many you have will depend on your individual rake, as they come in all different shapes and sizes. Now, you just need to assemble them. Simply take a cork at a time and gently push them one by one on the tips of your rake, ensuring that you go slow and are gentle — you don't want to hurt yourself or break the cork. However, if you find that you are struggling to get them on, you can ease the process by cutting a small slit with a knife at the end of your wine cork. This may help it to slip onto the end of your garden rake more easily. 

To use it, all you need to do is place the rake on the ground where you want to sow your seeds and apply some force. Once you're done, you can continue planting as you normally would. This hack works so well because the shape and solid nature of the wine cork help create the same sowing space as you would with digging, as they force the soil down, creating a "mini crater." Now you've set the foundations for your thriving garden to grow!