Gardening requires a lot of hard work and patience. But with these 4 gardening hacks, we’ll make it a little bit easier and reduce the amount of effort you have to put in while still achieving the garden you’ve always planned and wanted for.
Did you know that out of more than 300 million tons of plastic produced every year, less than 10% is recycled? To help in your own way and benefit from it as well, why not use plastic bottles to guard your seedlings and also distribute water underground more evenly. Use the top sloping part to protect your seedling from pests while the bottom half poked with holes can be buried in between your plants. Come watering time, you can funnel your water through the bottom half buried, redistributing the water evenly.
Chicken Wire Nets
Another way of protecting your plants is by enclosing it in a chicken wire mesh. And while most of you will agree a chicken wire is an eyesore, painting it to look like huge dandelions or alliums will yield a better sight while still protecting your garden.
Knowing your garden soil helps in determining which plants will thrive in it. To get an idea whether your soil is more acidic or alkaline, trot to your kitchen and grab these two testers: vinegar and baking soda. Pour a small amount of vinegar and baking soda on two patches. If your soil bubbles when vinegar is poured, it means your soil is alkaline. When the same result happens with baking soda, it means your soil is more acidic.
Plot Land Allocation
If you’re planning your garden plot and you have more than 10 seedlings to plant, you’ll want to make sure each seedling will have an ample space to grow in. To do this, you can either use a muffin pan or a board with corks attached in it. By simply pressing the jutting end of your muffin pan on your plot, you would’ve created the perfect rows to plant your seedlings in. No need to estimate the space in between them, too. Same principle goes for the cork board.