I’m so glad you stopped by this section and I’m even more happy to share these neat gardening tips and tricks with you.
For now I will keep it at a short 20, but I will keep updating this section every chance I get and for every new tip I discover or an old one I remember.
Gardening Tips & Tricks
- Fill the bottom of your pots with foam peanuts, this will make them easier to move and improve drainage.
- Want to give your garden a calcium boost? Grind some eggshells into a powder and sprinkle them across your garden.
- Use those plastic forks to keep pets and animals at bay. Simple stick them into the ground across your garden with the fork side up.
- If you live in an apartment or have a small balcony and no yard, start gardening with a Rubbermade storage container.
- Use baby diapers to help retain moisture in potted plants!
- Use Epsom Salt for a healthy garden. Among it’s many uses, Epsom Salt is rich with magnesium and sulfate which help promote a healthy garden.
- Use vegetable cooking water to fertilize your plants. Save your vegetable cooking water as it contains nutrients your garden is craving for.
- Use citrus peels to start your seedlings. It will compost in the soil and nourish the seedling, one final thing to remember is to poke a hole at bottom for drainage.
- If you don’t have the skills to build a raised garden bed out of wood, use cinder blocks instead! Their holes make herb separation a breeze.
- Line your gardening pots with coffee filters to keep the soil from falling out. Water drains, soil stays put, a win win.
- Use eggshells as starters. Plant your seeds indoor inside eggshells until the outdoor weather permits growth, they’re calcium rich and cheap, and you can plant them whole once ready.
- You can grow beautiful roses bushes just from prior trimmings. A great way to do it is to push the bottom end of a rose trimming into a potato to help it retain moisture as it develops its roots.
- Stop invasive plants by cutting the bottom of a plastic pot and burying it into the ground. This will limit the growth of the root system of the invasive plant in question.
- Plant your seeds around an empty plastic pot, to create a well. This helps with easier and deeper watering of the roots. Helps with the plants whose roots go deep and require watering.
- Make your own mini greenhouse with the help of a recycled plastic soda bottle. Cut the bottom 3/4 of a plastic soda bottle for a perfect little dome for your seedlings.
- Pinch the tips of your herbs to encourage beautiful and healthy leaves. Plants are alive! Show them some love and activate their instincts to grow by pinching.
- Save the rain. Make your own rail barrel to water the garden with, you’ll just need a heavy duty trash can. It’s relatively easy to setup and your water bill will thank you.
- Construct a dry creek bed to break up and create visual interest in the yard. Very low maintenance, looks fantastic, and helps redirect rain drainage.
- Make your own weedkiller. Mix 1 gallon of white vinegar, 1 cup of table salt, 1 tablespoon of liquid Dawn Dish Soap. Avoid spraying much of your grass with it however.
- To prevent your string trimmer from jamming or breaking, spray it with vegetable oil before installing it onto the trimmer.
I hope you found these nifty tips and tricks helpful! I will be sure to update this page as often as I can. Please feel free to contact me with a tip or trick of your own and I will be sure to include it on here.