Many people develop the hobby of gardening. They try experimenting different techniques in the garden for better yield. It may not be a normal process but brings greater success to one’s garden. Below are 10 clever gardening tips which one may not be aware of but is helpful in growing plants. You can try any one or two or all of them if you wish, and see how your garden is changing its look the way you thought about.
10 Top Insanely Clever Gardening Tricks
This method is useful to change seasonal plant. It is a simple method. Dig holes for seasonal plant. Now in these holes put the plastic bags and fill it with soil and essential minerals required for the plant. Now plant the seasonal flower inside these pots. The main advantage of this method is once the seasonal plants retire it can easily be switched to the next seasonal plant using the same old plastic pots. It requires less investment and is reusable.
Rubbermaid Garden Container
It is not possible for everyone to have a yard as garden space. Most apartments do not have garden space at all. However if you are interested in gardening then the Rubbermaid garden container offers the best solution. Fill the base of the container with peanuts as it allows for drainage and lighter load. Add a layer of landscape fabric on top of them so that soil does not sink to the bottom. Now plant your favourite flowers and see it blossom in a small space.
Epsom Salt In The Garden
Epsom salt has rich content of magnesium and sulphate which are important for plants. For potted plants, mix two tablespoons of salt into water and sprinkle it in the plant roots once or twice in a month. Also it can be sprinkled in your garden’s soil for better germination of seeds. Add one tablespoon to the soil while planting and later sprinkle more to the soil once the plant starts growing. Epsom salt is essential for healthy garden.
Natural Fertilizer For Plants
While cooking, collect the vegetable water in a container. This water has lot of nutrients which are essential for gardening. Let the water cool down for some time. Then sprinkle this water in your garden or potted plant. It helps in fertilization of plants.
Homemade Rain Barrel
Collect the rain water in a barrel and use the water in your garden for watering the plants. It simplifies the process of watering the plant and there are no worries about the availability of water in your location.
Pots With Coffee Filters
Place coffee filters inside the pot. While watering the plant, it allows the water to drain but keeps the soil intact. This idea works mostly for indoor plants.
Remove Tips Of Herbs
Always remove the upper portion of the herbs to facilitate new leaf growth. Herbs have natural instinct to grow and multiply so when they are pinched the dormant leaf buds start to grow encouraging beautiful and healthy leaves.
Many people are aware of raising a garden with the help of cinder blocks. They are readily available in the market and are capable of raising a garden. Depending on the garden size, you can purchase one or more of these blocks. Take some blocks and create a garden bed. Fill the holes of these blocks with soil and minerals. Plant the required herbs and flowers. Using the cinder bed, one can easily separate the plants. It is pretty simple and is a raised garden bed.
Eggshells can be used as a perfect pot. Place some broken eggshells in a egg holder. Add soil and minerals in the eggshells. Place the plant seedlings in these egg holders and let it grow. Eggshells can be used for varied purpose. Apart from being used as a container it also has a high content of calcium to give the saplings an extra boost. This is a very cheap method and requires almost zero investment. Moreover at a later stage, the plants can be moved to the garden along with the eggshells without cracking.
Homemade Weed Killer
Weeds are nuisance to the garden. Pulling weeds in the garden regularly is a hectic work and gets in the way of all the fun of gardening. Therefore weed killer can be made at home with the ingredients present in the kitchen. Mix one gallon of white vinegar, one cup of table salt and one tablespoon of liquid dish water. Put the mixture in a sprayer and shake well before sprinkling the liquid on the weeds to get rid of them.