The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Survival Life
Spring is right around the corner, and this is also a wonderful time to work and develop your garden. There are a lot of tips and hacks that you can easily do. With a click of a button, information will flood your screen like a garden hose left open. Other may require a little bit of skills and patience but for sure the end result will leave you in awe. These tips will not only give your garden a noticeable improvement but it will also save you a great amount of money. So on that note, we’ve come up with these simple yet effective gardening tips. Scroll down to find out more about it.
10 Perfect Gardening Tips And Tricks
In my recent gardening research, I came across some pretty awesome tips and tricks that will make gardening even MORE fun! You’d be surprised at how a few simple household ingredients can completely transform your garden. The best part? All of these gardening tips use completely natural ingredients, free of pesticides or other toxic chemicals. For sure, these tips will make your garden way even better. Check out the list below to get you started.
Tip #1: Try this super easy way to grow tomato seedlings
This is the easiest way to grow tomato seedlings. All you need is potting soil or garden mix, container or pot, and some ripe tomatoes. I was so impressed with this simple technique! Anyone can actually do this. Check out the video for the easy instructions here.
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 save money. Let’s face it, gardening tools can cost a lot of money. Good thing there are these DIY ideas that can turn your old stuff into a more useful one like this watering jug from a used plastic milk jug. Find out more details here.
Tip #3: Use coffee grounds in your garden
Utilize those coffee grounds! They make an excellent fertilizer and compost….and so much more! Adding nutrients to your soil, making its texture and drainage better, and keeping pests from devouring your veggies are the fundamental benefits that you can get from coffee grounds. Learn more about coffee grounds here.
Tip #4: Use crushed eggshells
One way to amazing way protect your plants from pests is by sprinkling crushed eggshells at their base. They act as a good fertilizer. When you till these eggshells into the soil it provides calcium to your plant which is essential in building cell walls. And that is not the only purpose of eggshells in gardening. Find more benefits that you can get from eggshells here.
*For other tips and tricks using eggshells and egg cartons check this article Egg Carton Seedlings.
Tip #5: Re-grow your vegetables from kitchen scraps
After your meal, don’t throw out the leftover vegetable scraps! You can regrow so many different vegetables by sticking the bottom end of them into a well-prepared patch of good soil and making sure their bed is kept moist. This is surprisingly easy. You can find the detailed instructions on how to regrow your own vegetables here!
Tip #6: Grow delicate microgreens
If you’re into making salads, smoothies, and juices then these delicious microgreens will make it even more mouth-watering. Growing them is not complicated and all you;ll need are some seeds, some potting soil, and flat shallow tray. A reused food container or a baking dish will do the trick. Learn more about this microgreens here.
Tips #7: Heb Garden Planter
Got limited space? Well, that’s not a problem! You can make rustic plant box in a jiffy. All you need is an old wooden box or drawer, some rocks, soil, and of course, you favorite herb. This project will make your cooking task a little more convenient because you don’t have to go the grocery for some herbs. Check out the full tutorial here.
Tip #8: Succulent Planters
Succulents in planted in eggshells are definitely one of a kind. Such a unique and inexpensive way to showcase your plants. So don’t just throw those eggshells in the trash for they a lot of usages. Check out the step by step procedure on how to make these succulent planters here.
Tip #9: Bottle Gardens
This self-watering planter will make your gardening a whole lot easier. 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 a little amount of time to do but it will surely be worth it. Check out the detailed instructions here.
Tip #10: DIY Tea Tin Herbs
Upcycle your old tea tins and transform it into a useful and fascinating planter. This will be an awesome addition to your garden or to your kitchen. After all, a food cooked with fresh herbs will make it even more delightful and flavourful. Check out the full tutorial here.
If you want more gardening hacks then check out this video for more tips to improve your garden!
There you have it, folks! Those are my top five tips and tricks for your garden. 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. If you have a gardening tip you would like to share, please share in the comment section below. Best of luck, fellow gardeners!
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