The work in the garden, although very pleasant for many people, can sometimes be a nuisance. And on top of that, it can also from time to time rip off our pockets. But there are simple and effective tricks that can counteract this.
Tricks that will save you time, effort and money when gardening.
#1 Plastic Bags and Bottles Work Very Well as Pots for Herbs and Small Vegetables
#2 Various Parts of an Old Bed Frame Work Great for Climbing Seedlings
And if the frame is tall enough, something like a tipi can be created. Children will love it 😉 You can find more examples here
#3 Ordinary Commercial Yeast Works Well as a Natural Fertilizer and a Protective Spray
You can read about how to prepare a mixture to fight fungal diseases, mildew, potato blight or powdery mildew here
#4 … This Is How You Can Use Egg Cartons (for Example to Propagate Succulents)
#5 If You’ve Got a Slug Problem in Your Garden…
#6 Sticking Plants between the Steps of a Ladder Is a Good Solution If You Want to Transport Them by Car
#7 If You Want to Transport a Large Amount of Matter to Your Garden but Have No Way to Pack It, Use a Kiddie Pool for This Purpose
#8 Are You Short of Space in Your Garden? Build Vertical Structures for Some of Your Plants
#8 If you have a problem with ticks in your garden, you can easily and effectively treat it with a spray made of black cherry
#10 Some Clothes Hangers Work Great for Drying All Sorts of Plants
#11 You Can Use Old, Worn-Out Jeans Very Effectively
#12 Some Vegetables Such as Potatoes Can Be Grown in Plastic Bags
This is especially useful during early spring frosts. You can read more about this method here
#13 ‘I’ve Found That This Kind of Packaging (These Are For Apples) Works Well for Germinating Seedlings’
#14 Empty Toilet Paper Rolls Can Be Used to Plant Seeds
#15 ‘When I Pick Fruit I Always Hook the Bucket Handle Onto My Belt – It Keeps Both Hands Free’
#16 For Melons, Make Hammocks 😉
#17 Tired of Mowing the Grass? Sow a Meadow!
You can sow field flowers even on small pieces of lawn, such as by the parking area for our car in the driveway 🙂 The bees will thank us and mowing will be limited to 1- 2 times a year….
If any plants go to waste for you, check to see if there’s a cat around 😉 .
Which trick did you like best?