So you want to get into gardening? That’s great. Gardening has proven to be an enjoyable and therapeutic pastime for many, whether they’re growing vegetables, herbs or landscaping.
There’s a lot to learn, so a beginner could get overwhelmed with all the techniques and keeping track of how much water this plant needs or when to water. The list is quite long.
On the other hand, we’ve made it easier for you to get started with some simple gardening tips. Without further ado, here are 5 amazing garden hacks for beginners.
Of all the garden tips and tricks we’ve seen, this could be among the most original. Starter pots can be in very short supply, so take a lemon, or any other citrus fruit, cut it in half, scoop out the fruit in each half, and turn it into a starter pot.
Why citrus fruits? Because they have acid in the peel that the new plant can benefit from. They would also come in handy for seedlings to rest during the winter.
Here’s a dandy of a diy gardening tip. Create your own organic insecticide. Without putting any harsh or dangerous chemicals into your plants – or yourself – your plants can still thrive without worrying about insects destroying what you’re working so hard to build.
Beginner’s Year-Round Landscaping
If you plan to change up your garden’s layout each season, then this tip could save you time and extra work when those seasons change.
Dig holes where you wish to place your seasonal plants. In each hold place an empty pot made of plastic. Of course, your seasonal plant should already be planted in a pot. So once you’ve made space for it, drop it in the empty spot. Next season, all you need to do is pull out the pot, and replace it with the new plant of the season.
Get Egg-Cited About Gardening
Well, specifically, we’re talking about eggshells. Don’t throw them in the trash. Find a way to grind them down into a powder, and put it into a container. Why?
Those shells have calcium in high concentration. Like us humans, plants need calcium. So with your garden, however big or small, put that eggshell powder into the soil. It will do your plants a world of good.
An Eco-Friendly Weed Killer
The most effective way to remove weeds without chemicals is to pull them out from the roots by hand. However, it’s arduous and time-consuming. So here’s a simple solution: spray your plants with vinegar.
Interestingly, vinegar can also serve double duty as a harmless insecticide.
Even a beginner can get started on the right foot, with the garden hacks we’ve presented here. Whether using fruit peel halves for mini planters, eco-friendly weed killers and insecticides, simplified seasonal landscaping or eggshell compost, you can get started easily in gardening, and enjoy the learning process.
We hope this article has empowered you, the beginner, to make a go of gardening.