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10 Gardening Tips And Tricks You Need To Know
There are tons of gardening tricks and tips that make gardening lots of fun! You’d be surprised at how a few simple household ingredients can transform your garden. The best part? All of these gardening tips use natural ingredients, free of pesticides and other toxic chemicals. These tips will definitely make your garden better. Check out the list below to get started.
Tip #1: Grow Tomato Seedlings The Easy Way
This is the easiest way to grow tomato seedlings. All you need is potting soil or garden mix, container or pot, and ripe tomatoes. I was so impressed with this simple technique of growing tomatoes! Anyone can actually do this, regardless of how long you’ve been gardening.
Tip #2: Turn Your Plastic Milk Jug Into A Watering Jug
I like this idea because it’s all about recycling what you have around the house and saving money. Let’s face it, gardening tools can cost a lot of money. Good thing there are DIY ideas that can turn your old stuff into useful things, like this watering jug! Choose either a small needle or a big needle and heat it on a flame so you can pierce the lid of the milk jug easily. Now you can water your plants and crops in an earth-friendly way.
Tip #3: Use Coffee Grounds In Your Garden
Utilize those coffee grounds! They make an excellent fertilizer, compost….and so much more! It adds nutrients to your soil, makes texture and drainage better, and keeps pests from devouring your vegetable garden. These are the fundamental benefits you can get from coffee grounds.
Tip #4: Use Crushed Eggshells
One amazing way to protect your plants from pests is by sprinkling crushed eggshells at the base. They act as a good fertilizer. When you till these eggshells into the soil it provides calcium to your plants, which is essential in building cell walls. And it also aerates the soil while reducing its acidity. For other tips and tricks using eggshells and egg cartons check this article about egg carton seedlings.
Tip #5: Re-grow Your Vegetables From Kitchen Scraps
Here’s one more vegetable gardening tip: stop throwing away leftover vegetable scraps! You can regrow so many different veggies by planting their bottom end into a well-prepared patch of good soil. Just make sure their bed is kept moist. This is surprisingly easy. Here are detailed instructions on how to regrow vegetables from scraps!
Tip #6: Grow Microgreens
If you’re into making salads, juices, and smoothies, then these delicious microgreens will make it delectable. Growing them is not complicated and all you’ll need are seeds, potting soil, and shallow tray. A recycled baking dish or container will do the trick.
Tips #7: Herb Garden Planter
Got limited space? Well, that’s not a problem! You can a make rustic plant box in a jiffy. All you need is an old wooden box or drawer, rocks, soil, and of course, your favorite herb. This project will greatly simplify your cooking because you won’t need to go to the store for fresh herbs.
Tip #8: Succulent Planters
Succulents planted in eggshells are definitely one of a kind. It’s a unique and inexpensive way to showcase your plants.
Tip #9: Bottle Gardens
This self-watering planter will make your gardening a whole lot easier. This garden tip can be really helpful. Sometimes we don’t have enough hours in a day to tend to our plants and that is the reason why these bottle planters are very good additions to our garden. Although this project may take some time, it will surely be worth it.
Tip #10: DIY Tea Tin Herbs
Upcycle your old tea tins and transform them into useful and fascinating planters. Though the image calls for succulents, you can definitely plant herbs in old tea tins, too! It will be an awesome addition to your garden or to your kitchen. After all, food cooked with fresh herbs will make it even more delightful and flavorful.
If you want more gardening hacks, check out this video by GrowVeg to improve your garden!
I know there are MORE sources of gardening tips out there, like this one that’s 300-pages long and these playing cards. But these 10 are the no-fail basics your garden will benefit from. They are so easy to do and uses only the natural ingredients to keep you and your plants safe. Having an improved garden will make your life easier and healthier.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.