Posted: 8 September 2017
Do you love gardening but don’t have the ample free time to maintain your garden?
If so, this is the guide for you!
Gardening doesn’t have to consume your life. It should be something you do for pleasure — a way to blissfully spend your free time.
This guide will give you some amazing garden hacks to help you save time and help your plants grow strong.
1) Use Household Items to Keep Pests Away
You don’t need to spend a lot of money on pesticides for your garden.
Chemical pesticides are bad for the environment and pose threats to children and dogs who may be playing in your garden. There are much safer and more natural solutions to pest control that every gardener should consider.
Instead of using chemical pesticides, turn to your kitchen cabinets for natural pest control methods like:
- Coffee grounds
- Cayenne pepper
- Canola oil
2) Use Cooking Water to Water Plants
The water you use to boil vegetables can actually be used to fertilize plants!
Save water while boosting the health of your garden by reusing your cooking water on your plants. This also works for water used to boil eggs. The left over nutrients in the water will strengthen the plants in your garden.
3) Make Your Own Fertilizer
It turns out you can make your own fertilizer at home for a fraction of the cost.
You’ll need banana peels, egg shells, coffee, water, and a blender.
Blend the ingredients together in a blender and then pour the mixture into a watering can. Take the watering can and sprinkle your home made fertilizer around your garden.
Voila! You will have healthy, happy plants that grow more quickly.
4) Keep Weeds at Bay
Spending entire afternoons pulling weeds is no gardener’s ideal day. Learning to control weeds in your garden is one of the most important garden hacks.
Luckily there is a natural solution for killing and eliminating weeds.
Mix together vinegar and molasses and pour over your weeds. Make sure to avoid spraying this solution on plants you want to continue growing.
5) Know Your Seasons
It’s important to know which fruits and vegetables thrive in what season.
With Autumn swiftly approaching, you may want to focus on plants that grow well in the Fall.
Arugula, beets, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, peas, tomatoes, and turnips are all examples of vegetables that do well in cooler temperatures.
While you may think Fall would be a good time to plant pumpkins, it actually isn’t the ideal season. If you want to grow your own pumpkins for Halloween you should start between May and July so that the pumpkins have time to grow. Pumpkin seeds do not do well in cold weather.
Click here to learn more about seasonal gardening tactics.
We Hope You Enjoyed These Garden Hacks…
So there you have it, 5 garden hacks to keep your garden growing naturally.
Remember, natural solutions to gardening problems are almost always preferable to chemical ones. Both weeds and pests can be kept away by natural solutions.
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