Are you tired of working so hard and trying out many different things, but still your garden is not beautiful enough and not too productive.
Given here are some awesome garden tips and tricks that will definitely make your plants bloom more and improve the quality of vegetables and fruits. This will also save you some extra bucks using some DIY tricks.
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Do you know that you can grow some fruits and vegetables, that you buy from store, by using their left overs. Some plants that can be regrown are carrots, celery, onion, mint, etc.
Some herbs can grow easily from cutting. Just get cuttings from a friend or neighbor. Mint, coriander, basil, sage are some herbs that grow through cuttings easily.
Use ground coffee and egg shells to get rid of blossom rot. Ground the egg shells in a grinder and put it in the soil of rotting plants.
Put rose cuttings in raw potatoes, this will keep the cuttings moist and roots will grow faster.
If your plant had started to flower or it blossoms scarcely. Put dry tea into the soil. You can even reuse tea that you prepare for drinking. Wash the strained left over tea. Noe dry them off completely. Use this in flowering plants to make them blossom more.
Make roses grow bigger and more vibrant by putting coffee ground or banana peel in the soil.
Use milk as a fertilizer. It works wonders for you plants
To stop new buds from falling off before blossoming try this tip. Wash rice in water. Now strain the rice and add the residual water to the soil everyday. You will start noticing the difference in a few days.
It is very easy to grow some plants using cuttings. Roses and Bougainvillea can be grown with cuttings.remember to keep the cutting moist on the way, if you are taking them home from some place else.
Some plants and herbs like mint grow uncontrollably if not contained. If you are planning to grow such plants in the garden bed along with other plants Do not grow them directly in the garden bed soil. Plant in a pot and then dig the pot under the garden bed ti hide it. This will control the growth of the plant.
Epsom salt improves germination of seeds,makes fruity and vegetables healthier, and gets rid of pests.
When going out for vacation, water plants using moist towel on the plants. Place the towel on the soil and pour water on it. This will keep the plants hydrated.
Fill builders sand in a pot and store your garden tools in it to avoid them from rusting and corrosion.
Use car wax as a lubricant for your garden tools like shear.
Cover hole under the pot with a coffee filter. This will be a great drainage system for water and will not let the soil drain away with water.
No need to buy expensive products to support vines. Use dental floss to support and control the growth of the vines.
Reuse containers that you get with yogurt or instant noodles as a pot for seedlings to grow before transplanting them into larger pots. Put a few holes at the bottom.
Add 1 tsp baking soda to a gallon of water and add this water to the tomato plant to make the tomatoes sweeter and tastier.
Mosquito Free Garden
Plants like marigold, geranium, peppermint, basil, lavender repel mosquitoes along with beautifying your garden.
Start a seedling in a half cut lemon peel.
Alum will keep hydrangeas healthy and look great.
Stick plastic fork into the soil all over you garden at small gaps. This will stop pets from entering the garden and destroying your plants.
Use vegetable stock , let it cool off and then use this to water your plants. It will promote growth.
Use an old soft drink bottle to make a small green house for saplings and cuttings. Cover your plant with half cut soda bottle and keep in light, the soda bottle will act as a green house.
Pinch upper part of plants like herbs and bougainvillea regularly. Pinching helps to promote growth of plants and you can even control the direction of growth.
Rain Water Harvesting
Collect rain water in a large container and use it to water your plants.
Try out these wonderful cheap tricks and tips to build your dream garden. Research and try new things to make you garden better with time.