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Vegetable gardening is full of creativity and people are always looking at ways to be more self-sustainable, environmentally-friendly, and to save money.

A look around online and on social media can throw up a plethora of vegetable gardening hacks. Many are very popular and proven ways of benefiting your plants, with others maybe open to a bit more debate.

If you are looking for new and unique vegetable garden ideas, then there are some fantastic solutions around that repurpose the plants themselves or turn household items into useful gardening tools.

Plastic cloches in a vegetable garden

Plastic bottles and cups of many sizes can be repurposed to give protection to young plants

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8 great vegetable garden hacks to try on your crops