With the weather getting warmer, spring is the perfect time to start planting flowers, vegetables, herbs, and more!
In this post you’ll find 12 useful tips & tricks to make growing vegetables and gardening easier and more fun. Whether you are new to gardening or have a wealth of experience, you are guaranteed to learn something new.
- Clean with Baking soda
Baking soda will help you prevent the house plants from dust. You can do this by soaking a neat cloth in one liter of water with baking soda and carefully cleaning the plant leaves.
To keep your indoor plants alive and beautiful, ensure that you clean the clay pots with vinegar. Prepare 3-4 cups of water and mix it with a cup of 5% dissolved acidic white vinegar. Soak your clay pots in it for 20-30 minutes, and then scrub it gently with a soft brush.
You need cornstarch to moisturize your plants and to reduce the need for watering. For a clay pot of medium size, you can use two tablespoons of cornstarch.
- Old sponges
To save the indoor plants’ roots from rotting. Old sponges can help absorb the extra water if you use them as layers in the pot’s bottom.
Let your weak plants rest on chopsticks to help them survive.
- Use Eggshell halves
It will be nicer to sow your seeds in cracked eggshells than small pots. So do your seedling in a carefully cracked eggshell.
- Eggshell tea
Eggshell has lots of nutrients that will help your plants grow. Therefore, get a gallon of water and boil your eggshells; let it get cool before using it to wet your plants.
- Fertilize your indoor plant with eggshells
Eggshells comprise great nutrients, such as 37% of calcium carbonate, potassium, and phosphorus, that will boost your plants’ growth.
Beer will help reawaken, boost fertility and enrich the soil with calcium bacteria yeast, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. Apply it to the soil to boost the decomposition rate.
- Coffee grounds
Coffee grounds are also rich in essential nutrients which your plants need to grow healthily. These nutrients include nitrogen, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. All you need to do is sprinkle it on your plants, and it will help them grow well.
- Water bottle
The water bottle is a cheap hack that will help you enjoy your holidays or travels without worrying about your indoor plants.
Get a water bottle, fill it with water, use sharp tiny objects to create tiny holes on the cap. Then turn it upside down inside the clay pot, and it will help moisturize the plants before your arrival.
Charcoal is rich in potassium, so it will save you from spending money on detoxifiers, soil conditioners, and pesticides neutralizers. The charcoal will handle all these for you by using it with water for your soil.