- 11 Easy Gardening Hacks and Tips You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner
11 Easy Gardening Hacks and Tips You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner
Keeping pests away with coffee grounds
Whoever is into gardening is sure to have gone through the dilemma of trying to stop pests from getting into the plants. One simple trick is to use coffee grounds in the plants to keep pests like slugs, snails and ants away for good!
Make your own fertilizer
If you like to do things yourself then there is an easy way of making homemade DIY fertilizer that is quite effective! It’s a simple technique that requires basic ingredients which are easily available in the house. It is cheap, easy and very useful!
Diapers to improve moisture
One of the gardening hacks that many people find a little awkward is using diapers to improve the moisture in the mud. The trick is to put the diapers in the bottom of the plant in the pot with the absorbent sides up and this helps to retain soil moisture.
Use Epsom Salt
When you are planting new plants or seedlings, place about one tablespoon of Epsom salt in the hole that you have dug and then cover it with a thin layer of mud. Then simply place the plant in that hole and you are done planting! It drives away pests, gives better moisture control and also gives better tasting vegetables and fruits!
Reuse the egg shells
We all have egg shells around the house and rather than throwing them away, they can be crushed and sprinkled around your plants to keep the pests away and nourish the soil for better plants! Who knew this dose of calcium can be so effective on plants!
Sweeten your tomatoes
Most of us have gone through the trouble of spending our times gardening and taking care of our vegetables, only to find them tasting foul and bitter. Now you can sweeten up your tomatoes by sprinkling baking soda on the soil. It is a great tip that is tried and tested!
Use toilet paper rolls
One of the hacks to measure your seeds depending on the plant is to use toilet paper. Using old toilet paper rolls can come in handy to use for those plants where the roots should not be disturbed, for example, peas or beans. Once they have settled, you can simply remove the rolls.
Plastic Forks as Animal Prevention
Plastic forks are quite handy for using in your garden. They provide a cheap, easy and effective way of keeping your invaders out. Since they have prongs, they keep the animals from chewing on your plants!
Using Vinegar to kill Weeds
Bet you didn’t know that you can use vinegar in your garden for a very effective purpose! Weeds are annoying for all those who like to maintain a clean garden and they pop up again and again – one way of preventing them is to simply put vinegar on your plants and your reoccurring problem with the weeds would definitely be solved!
Using Cinnamon on Seedlings
Cinnamon is easily available in most kitchens and it provides a cheap and useful way of helping you out in the garden! Using cinnamon powder has anti-fungal properties and sprinkling it on the soil helps to prevent diseases. Plus, it makes your garden smell great!
Watermelons in a sling
Always had trouble with watermelons falling down from the vine before they were even ripe? There is finally an easy solution to this problem – slings! Give those watermelons some support by putting them in a sling that can be made out of an old T-shirt. It reduces the strain on the vine and gives you perfectly ripe watermelons every time!