Tips and Tricks to Gardening

27th April 2020

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Whether you are just getting started with gardening or you have done it for years, there are plenty of tips and tricks to gardening that can help make your experience easier.

Use Toilet Paper Rolls

I know this seems crazy, but those leftover toilet paper rolls you have can be used to create small planters that are biodegradable. The toilet paper rolls will work best for getting your herbs or small seedlings started so that you can move them to a larger pot or garden area when they are ready.

tips and tricks to gardening that can help make your experience easier.

Make Sure You Have the Right Spot Picked Out

When it comes to choosing the space for your garden, you will want to make sure you have a space where your fruits and vegetables will get enough sun. Since many of these plants need at least 6-7 hours of full sun, keep an eye on the yard to see where the sun hits the most and plan to create your garden there.

When you are choosing a space for your garden, you will also want to be sure you have easy access to water. If you are using a hose, you will want to make sure you have a hosepipe that can reach you so you can properly water your garden and give your plants a drink as they need it.

Follow zoning guides. There are many resources available where you can see what zone you are in. The zone you are in will make a difference in how well your garden will do and what will grow best in your area. 

Add Mulch

If you add some mulch around each plant of your garden, the mulch will act as a barrier and help reduce the number of weeds that decide to pop up. 

Mulch will also help keep moisture in the ground, so you won’t have to water your garden as much.

Use Leftover Veggies or Produce to Get Started

If you regularly buy fruits and veggies from your local market or grocery store, there are a few different fruits and vegetables that you can regrow yourself from any leftover kitchen scraps that you have.

  • Lettuce
  • Herbs like cilantro and basil 
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Avocados
  • Potatoes
  • Pineapple, peaches and plums
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes

These are just a few of the veggies that you can regrow from your kitchen scraps. You will want to do a bit of research to see the best way to get the plants started before you just put the leftovers in the ground.

tips and tricks to gardening that can help make your experience easier.

Get Creative When It Comes to Space

If you don’t have a lot of space to work with, there are a lot of creative ways you can still have a garden. One of the best ways is to use large planters, you can repurpose a shoe or shower rack to grow herbs and spices, you can also purchase space-saving containers to help you save room. Don’t be afraid to get creative and try different objects or storage items to plant your mini garden!

The Paper Towel Trick

If you travel or often forget to water your plants a lot, there is one paper towel trick that might save you. Take a glass of water and set one end of a rolled-up paper towel inside of the water and place the other end of the paper towel into the soil of your small planter. The paper towel will soak up and transfer the water from the glass to the dirt helping keep your plants watered.

These are just a few tips and tricks to gardening that can come in handy for new and experienced gardeners.

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