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Use Muffin Pans To Quickly Plant And Space Seeds In Your Garden

I have something I need to announce. This year, for the first time, I'm building a backyard garden. Since I've never done this before, I'm already scattering the net for the best ideas online.

And, boy, did I stumble upon a good one. It's amazing to see how many tricks and hacks people have up their sleeves. This one is pretty genius.

A while back, I showed you just how easy it is to create a raised bed garden.

I absolutely love that idea, and I really want to do that in our backyard. Once that's done, I can move on to planting.

Now, here's where this gardening trick comes in handy.

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As we all know, you need to space your plants apart so they can grow properly. But forget about measuring — this trick is much faster and easier to do. Check it out.

All you need to do is use a muffin pan just like this one.

See what I mean? Isn't this a totally genius idea? I don't know why I haven't thought of that. Imagine how much faster you could do your planting now?

You can use this technique to plant anything that doesn't require too much spacing.

For example, people are doing this with onion bulbs, and they grow great this way. I hadn't even thought of planting onions, but now, thanks to this idea, I will consider it.

You can also use mini muffin tins if you want less space between plants.

Place your plants in the holes and push the plant in. Then cover it up with more soil if needed. It's as easy as that, folks.

People have used this mini muffin idea to plant things like carrots, beets, and parsnip seeds.

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That's so cool. Now I know what to plant using this technique here. I'm really looking forward to starting my backyard garden even more now.

It's no surprise that people online are raving about this idea.

I never knew it existed, but now that I know, I will be trying it out as well. And I'm happy to pass this on to other people who are about to start planting.

Some even commented that they wish they've seen this before they planted their garden.

This is exactly why I'm so thrilled to have stumbled upon it beforehand. We haven't started planting yet because we're waiting for the rain to settle down.

So let me ask you a question: Have you used this gardening technique before?

Did it save you a lot of time and guesswork? I think it's quite brilliant, and I can't wait to start planting as soon as my garden bed is ready.