15 Garden Hacks That’ll Turn Any Thumb Green
This autumn is the perfect time to make your garden magnificent. The following tips will help you achieve that.
1. Create a planting template
We all know how to work with a document template, but do you know how to make a “planting template”? You can do it right in your garden, by starting with a square shaped wooden board. Add the wooden spools to “punch” seed holes into the fertile soil.This procedure will save you a lot of time and will keep the planting lines straight. Your garden will finally look neat and organized.
2. Create a vertical tube planter
If you want to grow strawberries you can use a vertical tube. Just cut round holes all over the tube, this way you will allow the stretching space for the strawberries to be able to grow outward. If you live in the more urban places, this is the best way to grow strawberries because they need a little space.
3. Create Rubbermaid container gardens
Put soil into a Rubbermaid container and make a nice porch garden, at the same time, save some space. Note: It is advisable to use hack #14 in order to keep the container movable and light.
4. Very practical and cute bike rim trellis
All of you in the urban areas, this works great for you. Put a steel rod in the middle of 2 recycled bike rims. Then, tie some lines of garden twine from one tire to another, and be careful since they should be at least 2 inches apart. Place them vertically and enjoy when they start to thrive.
5. Remember: Epsom salts are healthy for your “green pets”!
You must have heard a lot about Epsom salt (click here if you haven’t). Not only this salt is good for your skin, but it is even better for plants.Epsom salt is rich in magnesium and sulfate. These minerals are everything that a plant needs in order to stay healthy.
6. Grow roses with potatoes
If you want to help your rose cuttings to survive, you might want to use potatoes. All you need to do is place the cutting in a potato before you put it in soil, then add some extra moisture from the vegetable, because this will help you garden a beautiful rose plant.
7. It takes 1 single pot to grow 100 pounds of potatoes
If you grow potatoes in a barrel, you will help reduce the multiplication of pests, insects, and fungi, and you will eliminate shovel damaged potatoes.
8. Switching plants now made easy
The pot-in-pot method is so simple. You should use buried pots in your garden and place grown, potted plants inside. Many benefits come with it, such as being able to switch seasonal plants, or experimenting with plans placement in areas of shade or sunshine too.
9. Start seedling in a lemon
A lot better chance of survival for your plants comes if you start planting them in a lemon citrus fruit. Crazy huh? Just cut the lemon in half, scoop out the middle of it, then add a handful of soil and seeds and watch the fast growth of your new plant !
10. Or you can start your fragile seedlings in an eggshell
The essential minerals for survival of seedlings, before being transferred in the garden are contained in eggshells! You want to hear the best part? These natural pots come completely free of charge!
11. Ground eggshells make a good fertilizer
You can recycle grind eggshells and make a natural fertilizer. Trust me, your garden will be thankfull for all the calcium you’ll give it.
12. Diapers retain moisture in potted plants
Sounds insane, but it’s true. Next time you have a spare baby diaper, don’t throw it, but place the diaper at the bottom of your planter before adding soil to keep the moisture.
13. Coffee filters will do the job too
I am sure you have already heard that coffee filters can help your garden a lot.Get some coffee filers and retain the moisture in your potted plants. I’d suggest using whatever you have around the house to save yourself a trip to the market.
14. Milk jugs make a perfect watering container and more
You can easily recycle empty milk jugs and turn them into a water container. Just poke holes in the lid and put water in it. It is cheap, actually cost-free. These jugs have potting soil. Place them at the bottom of your pot in order to reduce the amount of soil. This will help your plants to move easier, but most importantly, it will save you some money.
15. Easy to grow squash
If you want to grow squash, all you need to do is dig a hole and put the pot into the soil. Then, plant squash seeds around the base of the pot. Pour some water in the pot and make sure to get water straight to the root of the squash. By doing this, you will keep the hydrated for a long time.
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