Now which part of your home that your guest would surely want to take a look at other than your house interior? Why the garden of course! This may not seem important to you but to another person’s view, is actually a place that plays one of the most integral part of your home.
Though it’s quite annoying to get yourself all dirty with dirt, but with these hacks, there’s no way you’ll be bored from gardening work.
1. Self-Watering Wine Bottle Planter
The terracotta stakes are fitted with a wine bottle that is full of water and stuck in the plant’s soil. As the terracotta absorbs the water, it will slowly leak it into the soil and keep the plant’s roots moist.
2. Use Citrus Peel To Start Seeds
Just poke a hole in the bottom of the peel for drainage, fill it with potting soil, then sow seed and sprinkle some water. When the seedling is ready for transplant, plant it directly in a garden or in a container with the peel. The peel will decompose and nourish the young plant as it grows.
3. Eggshells To Prevent Pest
Another way to protect your plants against pests is using egg shells. While this won’t be a method taken out by many termite control experts in the fight against pests, this can provide a decent amount of protection for your plants. However, if you do suffer an infestation of pests, a specialist service will be necessary to remove this issue. Coarsely crumbled, egg shells form an effective barrier against soft-bodied garden pests like snails and slugs that eat your plants. They do not risk through this sharp and uncomfortably jagged shells.
4. Use Coffee Filters In Flower Pots
Next time you’re repotting a plant, keep the soil where it belongs with the help of a coffee filter. Simply lining the pot keeps the drainage holes in the bottom free from clogging up — and soil from sneaking out after watering.
5. Cooking Water To Fertilise Plants
When you boil or steam some vegetables on the stove top, don’t pour the water down the drain. Once the water has cooled, pour this vegetable water in your plants to fertilize them instead of wasting it. You can also do the same with your boiled egg water.