Whether you are new to gardening or you are a veteran gardener, you’ll need some kind of gardening guide to create your own garden landscape design. While gardening is mostly fun and a great way to spend time outdoors, it can also be very challenging. It’s actually a complex science requiring careful planning and implementation. This is because many plants might require delicate conditions in order to grow and thrive.
These gardening tips for beginners are easy and affordable, and will help you get the best results:
1. Use Leftover Vegetable Boiled Water As Natural Fertilizer
The next time you boil or steam vegetables, don’t pour the water down the drain, use it to water your potted plants, and you’ll be amazed at how the plants respond to this “vegetable soup.”
2. Acidify Your Soil with Tea And Coffee
Use leftover tea and coffee grounds to acidify the soil of acid-loving plants such as beans, potatoes, carrots, apples and even strawberries. A light sprinkling of this ground applied once a month will keep the pH of the soil on the acidic side.
3. Clean Salt Deposits On Clay Pots With Vinegar & Alcohol
To remove the salt deposits that form on clay pots, combine equal parts of white vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water in a spray bottle. Apply the mixture to the pot and scrub with a plastic brush. Let the pot dry before you plant anything in it.
4. Improve Garden Landscape With Hanging Baskets
Hanging baskets are a great way to improve garden landscape and boost the overall beauty. Another use of hanging baskets is that you can grow more plants in a fixed space.
5. Grind Egg Shells For Calcium Boost
Sprinkle grinded eggshells in your garden soil to give the soil a calcium boost. Grinding the eggshells makes it easier for the soil to absorb calcium.
6. Keep Away Stray Animals From Garden using Plastic Forks
To keep small animals and pets out of your garden, strategically place plastic forks in the soil. Now you don’t have to worry about stray cats and dogs trampling all over your hard work.
7. Plant Rose Trimmings In A Potato For Healthier Growth
You can grow your own beautiful roses just from the trimmings of a rose bush. Put the bottom end of the trimmings into small potatoes and plant them in the garden. Potatoes help the plants retain moisture thereby ensuring healthier growth.
8. Grow Seedlings In Citrus Peel For Extra Nourishment
A gardening tip for beginners is to start your seedlings in a citrus peel. Citrus peels help in the nourishment, so you can just plant the whole thing in the soil once your seedling is ready.
9. Make A Mini Greenhouse With Plastic Container
Making a mini greenhouse with a recycled plastic container. Invert the plastic container over your growing seedling. This can be a fun project for kids too.
10. Healthy Growth Of Herbs By Pinching Stems
Pinch the upper portions of stems particularly for herbs like basil and mint to ensure healthy leaf growth. Pinching the stems causes the plant to send a signal to dormant leaf buds to grow.
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