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May 03, 2022

Label Your Plants With Wine Corks

Like newspapers, wine corks have no value. Well, at least if you don't create one. But gardening is an art, and you are the artist. So, why not experiment a bit? Gather the corks, chopsticks, and or toothpicks to hold them and a marker to label the plant collection. Then, get right to work!

You need one cork for each plant. Then, write the plant's name, attach them to the sticks and place them into the soil. This simple DIY can help you organize your home garden like a true professional. Not only are these cute, but they will also capture onlookers' attention to your great gardening hack.

Plastic Forks To Fight Against Tiny Pests

Have you ever used a scarecrow to keep the pests away from your garden? Did it work? If not, here's the second-best solution. All you need are a few plastic forks to keep squirrels, rabbits, and mice away. After all, they can find another location to snack!

First, visit your local store and buy a package of plastic forks. Or, you can use the pack from your last get-together. Then, spread them a bit apart and stick them handle-down in the soil between your plants. Once you make a barrier, you'll discourage small pets or rodents from munching on your harvest.

Use Empty Toilet Paper Rolls Instead Of Pots

No one enjoys spending excessive amounts of money on pots for the garden. Believe me when I say this DIY is the cheapest option ever. Instead of throwing away or recycling empty toilet paper rolls, you can use them as an organizing tool for germinating seeds! Just stand them up on a solid surface, and add potting mix.

Then, it's smooth sailing. Place seeds into the soil-filled rolls and leave things to time. When they begin to poke through the soil, you can transfer them to the garden. The plants need time to become strong and independent. And, in the meantime, the rolls will disintegrate; it will be like they never were there at all.

Kitchen Scraps Make The Perfect Fertilizer

If you are into composting, you already know what we're talking about here. We all have kitchen scraps that get tossed out daily or weekly. So, instead of going to the garbage, keep these ingredients in a bag or container. However, make sure you keep the collection outside, as it usually gets smelly.

So, what are the best scraps to keep for the garden? Eggshells, peels from citrus fruits, potato peels, coffee grounds, scrap veggies, and even bread are worth mentioning. When forming your collection, bury it beneath the soil in your garden. This will surely account for green and successful plants with time!

Potatoes To Stimulate Rose Garden Growth

We all love the different shapes and sizes of potatoes, including baked or even french fries. But did you know that this vegetable has a hidden power? If you have some roses that have seen better days, you can test this theory. First, cut the stem at an angle and remove the leaves and flowers. Then, grab some potatoes.

Now, let's get to the magic part. To start, poke a hole in each potato's longer side. You can use a knife, a chopstick, or any other sharp object in this regard. Then, place the rose stem inside the hole. Finally, bury the potato in your garden. In no time, you'll have your very own rose bush!

April 20, 2022

 

A lot of people call me a weed but I'm a friend and come to help you!

When you see me, remember that I'm the ONLY one who wants and can grow in that particular spot. Because:

Either the soil is too compact / hard / stomped and I want to loosen it for you with my roots.

Or there is too little calcium in the soil - don't worry, I will replenish that for you with the dying of my leaves.

Or the soil is too acidic. But I will also improve that for you if you give me the chance.

Or a mixture of the above reasons, of course. 😊

I'm here because your soil needs my help so best you let me grow without disturbing me! When everything is fixed, I will disappear again, I promise!

Are you trying to remove me prematurely with my root? However meticulous you are, I will return 2x as strong! Just until your soil is improved.

You can even tell by my growth at which stage my help is at. If my leaves are flat on the ground then I'm far from ready but if they all reach up then I'm already a long way on my way.

Something completely different is that I am 1 of the first bloomers in spring so I will announce spring / summer for you.

During the day when it's hot, I open my flowers but in the evening when it cools off I close them again quickly. In fact, if it's not hot enough during the day I won't open them at all!

My flowers are the first food for insects after hibernation and unlike most other plants, I have pollen AND nectar, not merely one OR the other! And I am generous with them!

My flowers are even delicious for you people by the way, did you know? I used to be called ′′honey (or gold) of the poor′′ because my flowers are so sweet in e.g. jam, sauce or salad! The internet is full of recipes - check them out.

But wait until the end of May or later before you start picking and even then, don't pick everything yet! The biodiversity and bees will be very grateful!”

 

 

 

Apriol 10, 2022

From Diapers to Wine Corks: Discover Your Green Thumb With These DIY Gardening Tips

Some of the best gardening tips we have to offer don't require a green thumb at all! In fact, it might only take rummaging through your garage or shed to find some simple items that will go a long way.

Use Newspaper To Stop Weed Growth

Instead of letting your leaning tower of newspaper continue to grow in your living room, try taking it outside! Adding newspaper to the soil of your garden can put up a good fight against stubborn weeds. 

Lay the newspaper sheets into an even layer and top with some soil. The thin paper allows moisture from waterings and rain to seep through. It also creates a barrier that keeps weeds contained and stops them in their tracks before getting the chance to spread around your garden.

 

Turn A Gallon Jug Into A Watering Can

Make gardening more family-friendly with this simple hack. When the kiddos want to help out with watering duty in the garden, it's necessary to have a watering can on hand. But, for those who may not have one, an empty gallon will do the job just as well.

First, remove the jug's cap and safely poke a few holes with a knife, screwdriver, or nail. Next, fill the jug with water, then screw the cap back on. And it's as easy as that! With the cap securely on, you or your kids can water the plants just the same as if you had a run-of-the-mill watering can.

 

Use Plastic Bottles To Make Mini Greenhouses 

If you can't find the materials to build yourself a luxury greenhouse just lying around, try starting with some plastic bottles. Simply cut the bottom off of the bottles and place some soil inside the base. Then, add seeds or plant cuttings, water, and place the rest of the bottle on top to close it. The result will be mini-greenhouses that allow the plants to maintain humidity and comfortability. Place the bottles underneath a window or in any sunny space and watch them grow. Your new plants will become big and strong enough to be moved outside in no time.

 

 

 

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