The weather has finally turned warm and you’re able to get back out into your yard and garden again. While your crops may benefit from constant love and attention (and watering), we have put together some neat gardening tricks that might help you with your gardening techniques!
Without further ado, here are 12 gardening tricks that you should try in your garden this season:
#12 Wine Bottle for Watering Plants
If you do not have the luxury of time to water your plants in the morning, the best thing that you can do is to fill up a wine bottle with water and turn it over then insert the opening into the soil. After that, allow the water to seep in. You do not have to wait for it to drain out, just simply leave the wine bottle in the pot and it will work its magic.
#11 Rain Gutters as Plant Pots
If you do not have enough space in your backyard for your plants or herbs, you can create a vertical garden by affixing upcycled rain gutters to the exterior wall of your house. Place soil in it and you are already free to plant all varieties of herbs. We think this is the ultimate creative way to organize your garden on a budget.
#10 Paper Towel for Watering Plants
If you are planning to be out of town for a couple of days and there is no one that you can ask to water your plants, paper towels would be your best bet. Just simply roll up a paper towel, place one end of the paper towel roll in the soil of your plant and the other end in a glass full of water. This will hopefully keep those small plants watered for long enough that they won’t dry up without you tending to them.
#9 Shoe Holder for Vertical Garden
If you wish to create a vertical garden that would fit a small space, a fabric shoe holder is just what you need. Just make sure that the fabric of the shoe holder has the ability to leach water. If it doesn’t, you can just simply put some small holes in it.
#8 Pennies As Pesticide
Keeping pests away is one of the hardest thing to do when taking good care of your garden. But what you do not know is that you can find the best pesticide inside your coin purse and that is no other than a penny! Just simply glue pennies into retaining walls to prevent snails and slugs from ruining your garden.
#7 Coffee Ground as Fertilizer
Coffee ground is one of the best fertilizers that you can find. Instead of just washing down used coffee ground, you can use it to grow your plants. The coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen and once the ground have already been washed down, it loses its acidity so it can provide the plant the nutrients it need without damaging it.
#6 Toilet Paper Roll as Seedling Pots
Plant seeds in tiny pots made out of toilet paper rolls. After that, plant the entire pot into the ground. The paper rolls are biodegradable and it will dissolve and disintegrate when planted into the ground. As a result, only the plant’s roots will be left behind.
#5 Milk Jug as Watering Can
Not all gardening supplies must be bought. If you do not have enough money, you can be resourceful and the best alternative for a watering can is no other than a milk jug. Just simply poke some holes into its lid.
#4 Water Bottle as Water Sprinkler
We all know that installing a water sprinkler system is quite expensive but there is a very cheap alternative to that. Just simply poke holes in the water bottle and place the opening of the bottle at the end of the hose and voila—you have an instant water sprinkler!
#3 Sand Storage for Garden Tools
Garden tools tend to become rusty overtime. You can keep your garden tools rust-free and clean by placing those in a pot full of sand. Pour a bit of motor oil so you can keep your shears well oiled and clean.
#2 Cinnamon For Preventing Fungus
One risk of re-planting cuttings is the development of fungus. You can protect your plant cuttings from that threat by dipping its roots in cinnamon powder. It will act as a rooting hormone that would prevent fungus from growing.
#1 Oatmeal Against Slugs
Slugs are the biggest pests that you can ever encounter when growing vegetables. To prevent slugs from destroying your vegetables, just simply place oatmeal pieces in the soil surrounding your vegetables.
Gardening is not as easy as it seems but with these simple garden hacks, everyone can surely have a green thumb! Follow these simple gardening hacks and you can surely be able to grow any type of plant you wish!