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10 Simple Gardening Tips and Tricks

Here are some of the most useful gardening tips and tricks.

1.Mix equal parts of white vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water in a spray bottle and spray the mixture to the pot. Take a plastic brush and scrub gently. Wait for a few minutes and allow it to dry before planting anything. This technique is quite useful in removing salt deposits formed on clay pots.

2.One of the major problems is the dirt that accumulates under your fingernails while working in the garden. To get rid of this, draw your fingernails across a bar of soap. This will seal the undersides of your nails and dirt won’t collect beneath nails. After finishing gardening, remove the soap with the help of a nailbrush.

3.Spray some vegetable oilon your string trimmer and it won’t jam or break while you work in the garden.

4.Don’t have a measuring stick? Do it yourself! Take a long-handled tool and write inch and foot marks on it with a permanent marker. This will be of great help in measuring the distance between your plants.

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5.Attach a ball of twine to a clay pot and pull the end of the twine through the drainage hole. Put it upside down and your problem of twine will be completely sorted.

6.To save your plants from sudden, overnight frosts and freezes, use little clay pot as cloches.

7.You can easily turn a clay pot into a hose guide. All you have to do is take a one-foot long steel and place it into the ground at the corner of a bed. Now place two clay pots over it in opposite directions. This will save your plants from any damage when you drag the hose along the bed.

8.Take a permanent marker and stone with flat faces. Write the names of the plant on the stone with that marker and put them near the base of your plant.

9.Aphids can be controlled with insecticidal soap or a strong blast of water from the hose. Another way is to wrap some tape around your hand and keep the sticky side out. Now pat the leaves that have aphids. The maximum aphids are on the inside of the leaves so make sure to focus on that.

10.Use the vegetable stock on water potted patio plants. You can see your plants responding to the boiled vegetable water.

Information By: Saosis – Organic Fertilizer Supplier

 

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Gardening Tips for Beginners – Small garden ideas

Gardening Tips for Beginners - Small garden ideas

Gardening Tips for Beginners in India

Gardening Tips for beginners. Most people dream about growing their own organic vegetables, flowers, fruits, etc at home. But lack of space is a major concern. However, with time, ideas, and concepts of gardening have evolved. Here are few gardening tips that will help you to plan and create your own garden.

1.     Gardening Tips – Build a gardener’s portfolio

Make sure to keep a record of your garden and the best way is to create a photo album in which you can add images of your plants. You can also add text information such as the place of buy, date of purchase, and where exactly it was planted in your garden. Make it more artistic by adding sketches and images of your beautiful garden.

2.     Create a no-stick shovel

To make your gardening effortless, spray some silicone or Teflon lubricant on your shovel. This will help you dig out any type of soil very easily.

3.    Gardening Tips on buying new Pots

If you are buying new pots, start with pots that are lightweight with adequate water discharge holes. Lifting large pots can be a tough job but you can make it easy with a simple trick. Fill the pot one-third to one-half full with packing peanuts. Make sure that you put a piece of landscape fabric on packing peanuts’ top and then layer on the potting soil. You can also use a potting mix with some vermiculite and peat moss to cut the weight further. You can buy a potting mixture online here.

4.     Transport your plants

Transporting your plants can be a great deal as a risk of breakage involved. So next time when you head to a local nursery make sure to place a plastic trap on the back of your car and place a small step-ladder on top of the tarp. You can be assured of your plants’ safety as the slots between the rungs of the ladder serve as perfect compartments.

5.     Easy-read rain gauge

Rainwater can create some trouble as it is tough to read. So next time when you expect rains, do not forget to add a few drops of food coloring to the bottom. This will then mix with water and the level will be easy to read.

6.     Gardening Tips – Restrict an aggressive plant

Plants like gooseneck loosestrife can take your garden in no time so it is best to plant them in a plastic container. Cut out the bottom of with a knife to make sure that these plants’ underground roots don’t spread in your entire garden. This way the roots will grow directly down the soil.

7.    Gardening Tips – Why help your root-bound plants

Potting plants are often root-bound and this can be woe for many of us. In this case, the plant’s roots begin to form tight circles in the pot as soon as it runs out of space to grow. Now the biggest problem it can pose is that these roots can prevent water and other essential nutrients from reaching the leaves and the rest of the plant. To solve this problem, you can gently push the roots outwards with your fingers. Or you can make vertical cuts if they are really tough.

8.    Gardening Tips – Why protect your bulbs

We all hate it when our flower bulbs are disturbed or destroyed. Many times creatures munch on these just planted flower bulbs and it can really be a problem for us. You can stake netting over the bed of flowers to keep them out. In the springtime, you can either remove the netting or cut hole to let the plant grow.

9.     Gardening Tips – Portable potting

Fit a piece of plywood to the back end with wood cleats to upgrade your wheelbarrow. This way you will get a perfectly flat surface for potting.

10. Blemish-free roses

We all love blemish free roses but how can we get them? Well, it is easy and simple. Just make sure that you don’t forget pruning as it keeps the center of the rose open. This way the sun can shine in and prevent black spots and other blights from scarring your beautiful roses.

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