Gardening is fun, though not everyone agrees. There is the routine planting of seeds, watering, weeding, pruning and so on. Suppose someone told you that there was a way you could inject more fun into your gardening. Would you jump into the idea? Well, it so happens that there number of tips and tricks here.
1. Growing tomato seedling
Growing tomato seedlings has never been this simple! All that you need are the following 3 items:
2. From a milk jug to a watering jug
Once we are done with the milk jug, the first thing that comes to mind is to throw it away. Than we buy a watering can for the garden. The milk jug can be turned into a watering can. If you are environmentally friendly, then recycling should be the way to go with the empty jug.
To save on cost, just make small holes on the lid. For even finer spray, you can use a needle and increase the size of the holes by use of larger needle.
3. Easy fertilizer and compost
Do you often find the cost of fertilizer or compost way out of you budget? Using this simple trick and technique, you will have simple, homemade fertilizer that is organic and possibly richer than the ones that you buy.
The coffee grounds that you frequently throw away can actually be made into organic fertilizer through recycling. They are ground into a fine mass which is then applied into your garden. They are rich into lots of nutrients which your garden plants will definitely need.
4. Fighting pests using egg shells
Pests can be a menace in most cases. The cost of pesticides may overwhelm you. The tip to keeping these pests at bay is to crush the eggshells and then sprinkling them at the foot of your garden plants. This actually works as you will notice fewer or no pests invading your garden plants. The first thing you do is to collect a handful of the eggshells and then crush them inside a container. Please note that apart from keeping away the obnoxious pests, the shells are also a rich source of nutrients to the plants.
5. Vegetable scraps for re-growing plants
Did you actually know that fennel, sweet potatoes, ginger, celery among others can be re-grown from food left overs? Once you are done with eating, don’t throw them away.instead, and simply stick them into the soil in their lower ends. They will start to re-grow! This is one trick that you probably didn’t know but which can help you recycle your entire food leftovers.
6. Easy sowing of seeds
Do you sometimes find that the seeds you plant take abnormally long to germinate? Well, there is a new trick in town: simply soak them in warm water overnight and then plant them the following day. The seeds will easily take root and grow stronger than ever before.
7. Garden tool holder that sharpens and cleans itself
This might sound unbelievable but this is true. The sharp edged tools as well as those that need to be lubricated could be put inside abrasive sand. Now you can stop the rust from building up. You will need among others:
8. Oil soap garden spray
You can various types of oil soap sprays such as neem oil spray. From the neem oil, castile soap and water, you can actually make own pesticide spray that is organic in nature.
There are many more tricks and tips that you can use to innovatively survive with your garden. No extra cost, just cheap, cleverly made diy stuff. Click here for more tips for your gardening.