Mason jars are a favorite among DIY enthusiasts and clever crafters. From storage to drinkware and everything in between, these glass jars are useful for almost anything. Gardeners and houseplant lovers also love Mason jars for their inexpensive utility. No matter what your DIY experience is if you are interested in ways to use Mason jars in your gardening life, here are some fun ideas to try.
A glass jar makes a perfect terrarium vessel--as long as you have small enough plants. Making a miniature terrarium environment in a Mason jar is a fun challenge with great rewards. You can watch delicate, humidity-loving plants thrive in a tiny garden anywhere in your home.
Many common houseplants can be reproduced with cuttings left in water. While this method requires patience, it's a great way to make new plants for loved ones and your own collection. For most plant cuttings, Mason jars are a perfect fit. Simply fill halfway with water, add the cutting and grow roots for a new plant.
Mini Herb Gardens
Most fresh herbs used in the kitchen don't require plenty of space to grow. This makes them great candidates for a DIY miniature herb garden. Add soil, seeds, or rooted sprouts, and keep the herbs on a sunny window sill or on your kitchen counter. Soon you'll have a personal supply of fresh herbs without using any garden space.
Succulents & Cacti
Succulents and cacti are other examples of plants that can thrive in small containers. Because they are drought-loving and easy-going plants, they also make great gifts. Add some well-draining soil mixed with sand or other amendments and plant succulents or small cacti in jars for a low-cost, low-maintenance way to repurpose old jars and expand your plant collection.