Sometimes you may notice that the plants in your garden or backyard don’t look so green or they don’t look happy and healthy. And that is usually expressed when their color becomes somewhat opaque, their leaves tend to lose strength or turn yellow, or simply stop blooming and growing.
So, when it comes to gardening issues and tricks to improve your techniques, you will find many, as long as depending on the tasks you do, several factors have to be taken into consideration that can make you think, what type of soil to use, that if the fertilizer is correct, the correct time to sow, and we can spend all day talking and listing the doubts that will arise.
That is why we have created this complete list with 7 tricks that every gardener should know, which will make your life easier and more fun, follow these tricks and consider them in your next adventure in your garden, we promise that it will be much more productive and different this experience, in addition to applying these tricks of expert gardeners you will get your plants to grow leafy and healthy.
#1. START SOWING IN EGGSHELLS
A good idea is to recycle some elements that we have in the kitchen, in this case, the eggshells that we use for breakfast, these are perfect for your seedlings.
It is no secret to anyone that eggshells are considered as a natural fertilizer and they will also add a quantity of calcium to the soil, which will do good for the growth of your plants, besides that it is a more environmentally friendly way since you will not be using plastic containers.
#2. USE A BOTTLE OF WINE OR BEER TO WATER YOUR PLANTS PROPERLY:
This is a practical way of irrigation is to take a bottle of wine or beer, clean it well with plenty of water and introduce it into your garden or in the pot of your plants to water constantly since it will let the water out when the soil is dry, which is just the moment when the plant needs water.
#3. USE THE COFFEE FILTERS IN YOUR POTS AS A CONTAINER BACKGROUND:
Using these coffee filters will help to keep the water, while it drains, thus you will save the waste and disasters with the water that we sometimes commit when we are in the garden. It is also a correct way to sow and transplant our potted plants, it is more comfortable and versatile to use this trick.
#4. SPREAD AND USE BAKING SODA IN THE LAND OF YOUR SWEET TOMATOES
I assure you that you did not know this trick, then let me tell you that baking soda when you put it together with soil from your tomato plant will make them sweeter, this is proven, and it is not very difficult to do. You just have to spread an adequate amount of baking soda on the ground, just around once a week, you will see how you will enjoy the benefits when tomatoes are more delicious for salads and your tomato juices.
#5. PROTECT YOUR PLANTS WITH MILK BOTTLES
If you are one of those who are not going to wait to plant your plants in your garden before the snowfalls have stopped, we bring you this trick, recycle the milk bottles that you use at home, you are saving the day, you just have to take scissors or cutter, cut the bottom of the bottle and place it on your plants, this will serve as a refuge against heavy snowfall and annoying insects.
#6. CREATE YOUR FERTILIZER
Many people want to stop using store-bought fertilizers and choose to use their natural fertilizers, and there are many good reasons to do so.
One of the benefits is that it is a way to save money, when it comes to gardening is to create your fertilizer for plants. There are many web pages, videos on YouTube that explain how you can do it, they give tips to improve every day. For the moment, here we leave you some of the many ingredients to create your fertilizer:
To make your fertilizer you can use coffee beans, which are perfect for composting, banana peels, since they contain potassium and phosphorus, citrus fruit peels, fruit peels contain many nutrients that are good for plants, eggshells, due to their calcium content, herbs, any combination of plants are used for fertilizer
#7. USE THE PLASTIC COVER TO KEEP INSECTS AND OTHER ANIMALS AWAY
OF YOUR GARDEN
It may sound strange, but this technique works, to protect your plants from pests and annoying animals that seek to damage the leaves of our plants. You should only get plastic cutlery, try to make them recycled from a meeting or party that you have held, place the cutlery on the ground on the sides of the plant to serve as protection against animals. You can even get it in fun colors to give more life and fun to your garden or if you are something simpler they can be green to resemble the color of the leaves of the garden plants.
Finally, we can only remind you that the practice of gardening is an art, although it is typical of nature, it is a way of expressing yourself, each patio, garden, orchard, or balcony decorated with plants is unique and represents its owner, therefore it is unrepeatable, each one can contribute something to make it their personal space.
We must remember so that your landscaping can look beautiful and green from day one you must apply the appropriate techniques for your type of plant, space, and environment, so it is good to document yourself more and become an expert in this art so that you feel proud, and yes You are about to enter the world of gardening, get ready to enter a fascinating world where nature will transmit peace and learn to be patient.