Last Updated on February 19, 2024 by Kimberly Crawford
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.
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Lazy Gardening Hacks: Improve Your Garden Soil Using Eggshells
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.
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Garden Watering Hacks: Watering can by using milk bottle
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.
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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.