27+ Clever Gardening Hacks and Tricks That You Never Thought Of

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27+ Clever Gardening Hacks that you never thought of

Whether indoor or outdoor, gardens are a great way to beautify your home. You can plant a variety of plants, including some that you can use for sustenance.

Kitchen gardens are a growing trend, with most people switching to organic foods. In this article, we look at some gardening hacks that you can use to make yours flourish.

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Indoor gardening hacks

If you are a beginner, the best plants to start with are herbs. They do not require much upkeep once they take root and also help in making your home smell fresh. Plants like lavender, lemongrass and thyme release pleasant aromas and at the same time act as bug repellants.

If space is an issue, you can always use a step ladder to arrange your potted plants and save space.

27+ gardening hacks that you never thought of

How to take rose cuttings and grow roses in potatoes

How to take rose cuttings and grow roses in potatoes

Source: amateurgardening

 

Pot in Pot

Pot in Pot

Source: floridafriendlyplants

DIY Wicking Bed Container Gardening

DIY Wicking Bed Container Gardening

Source: homesteadingfreedom

Simple Steps to Grow a Hundred Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel

imple Steps to Grow a Hundred Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel
Source: urbanconversion
 

Lazy Gardening Hacks: Improve Your Garden Soil Using Eggshells

Improve Your Garden Soil Using Eggshells
 
Source: gracefullittlehoneybee
 
If you are not fond of gardening but you still need one, there are ways that you can get rid of the extra work. For outdoor gardens, eggshells are a great way to keep pests away from destroying your plants. Crushing the eggshells creates an effective barrier to most pests that may attack your plants.
 
You can also get out of a trip to the store for fertiliser. All you need to do is use the cooking water to irrigate your plants. If you had boiled vegetables, the water from them is rich in nutrients that are beneficial to your plants.
 
Hydrogen peroxide is another handy liquid when it comes to gardening. Pour a little in the soil to prevent root rot to your plants.

Strawberry Planter Pallet

Strawberry Planter Pallet

Source: lovelygreens

Gardening with Epsom Salt

Gardening with Epsom Salt

Source: seasalt

A vertical strawberry tube planter

 
A vertical strawberry tube planter
 
Source: urbangreenspace
 

Playin with dirt

 
Playin with dirt
 
Source: sandpaperandsillyputty
 

Cement Block Raised Bed – Burpee Garden Projects

Cement Block Raised Bed - Burpee Garden Projects
 
 

Source: youtube
 

Build your own barrel

 
Build your own barrel
 
Source: googledoc
 

DIY Square Foot Garden Planting Templates

DIY Square Foot Garden Planting Templates
 
Source: vegetablegardener
 

How to Grow Superb Summer Squash

 
How to Grow Superb Summer Squash
 
Source: vegetablegardener
 

Make eggshell seedling pots

 
Make eggshell seedling pots
 
Source: squawkfox
 

 Trellis From Recycled Materials

Trellis From Recycled Materials
 
Source: theownerbuildernetwork
 

Herb Spiral

 
Herb Spiral
 
Source: youtube
 

Keep Soil Where It Belongs With a Coffee Filter

Keep Soil Where It Belongs With a Coffee Filter
 
Source: popsugar
 

Rubbermaid Container Garden

Rubbermaid Container Garden
 
Source: backporchgarden
 

 A Citrus Peel Starter Pot For Seedlings

 
A Citrus Peel Starter Pot For Seedlings
 
Source: myromanapartment
 

Make Toilet Paper Seed Tape

 
Make Toilet Paper Seed Tape
Source: diynetwork
 

A super fine/gentle spray by using a small needle

 
A super fine/gentle spray by using a small needle
 
Source: ajourneytoadream
 

Star Shaped Molds for Growing Vegetables and Fruits

 
Star Shaped Molds for Growing Vegetables and Fruits
 

Grow An Avocado Tree for Endless Organic Avocados

 
Grow An Avocado Tree for Endless Organic Avocados
 
Source: realfarmacy
 

 

DIY Cinder Block Raised Garden Bed Tutorial

DIY Cinder Block Raised Garden Bed Tutorial

Source: isavea2z

DIY Endless Onion Supply

DIY Endless Onion Supply

Source: greenleaftips

Use a Humble Plank of Wood in Any Size to Easily Edge a Lawn

Use a Humble Plank of Wood in Any Size to Easily Edge a Lawn

Source: 1001gardens

Re-Grow a Pineapple Simply from Planting It’s Top

Re-Grow a Pineapple Simply from Planting It’s Top

Source: tickledred

Beer traps to kill slugs and snails

Beer traps to kill slugs and snails

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Garden Watering Hacks: Watering can by using milk bottle

Watering can by using milk bottle

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A major challenge that you may face with your garden is watering. Skipping a day of watering is fine, and your plants can survive. The same cannot be said when you are away for a week on a business trip. Here are some simple watering hacks that you can use.

You can allow your garden to irrigate itself. All you need is a few empty bottles, a skewer, and you are done. Use the skewer to puncture holes in the cap of the empty bottle. Make sure the holes are just small enough to allow water to drip through them.

Fill the bottle with water and place it face down in the soil, and the rest will take care of itself.

Another way to retain soil moisture is by using the gel in diapers. Break the diaper and mix the gel from it with your garden soil. It will ensure your plants stay hydrated without the need for daily watering.

If you do not have a bottle or diaper around, you can create a watering wick to water your plants. Dip a piece of cotton in a water-filled container and string it along the soil around your garden. The water will travel through the cloth and slowly water your plants for about a week.

Turn whiskey barrels into rain barrels

Turn whiskey barrels into rain barrels | Gardening Hacks and Trips

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Grow your seeds in egg shells

Grow your seeds in egg shells | Gardening Hacks and Trips

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Tips on growing zucchini

Tips on growing zucchini | Gardening Hacks and Trips

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Soda Bottle Mini Greenhouses

Soda Bottle Mini Greenhouses | Gardening Hacks and Trips

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Conclusion

There are many ways that you can maintain a garden with minimal effort. All you need to do is find the right combination of plants and you are good to go.

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I am founder of FarmFoodFamily blog, where you can read about all living things. I have been a writer all my life, a collector of various interesting and old things, a traveler and an artist. Hobby and career paths have gone in many directions, from making miniature furniture to watercolor painting, fundraising for a symphony orchestra to selling antiques, from interior decorating to copyediting, from being a wife and mother to being a caregiver for family members with serious illnesses. Throughout the years I have learned and taught about all of these things and have been eager to share the information with a wider readership.

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