10 Gardening Tips#8
10 expert gardening tips, ideas and projects that every gardener should know about
1. Use glass bottles to line your garden path.
Here is a very simple idea that is actually very pretty. Do you have a bunch of glass bottles lying around, waiting to be recycled? Instead of sending them to the recycling plant, why not use them instead to tuck your driveway? As you can see from the photo, you just have to push them into the ground upside down. They are probably even prettier when they pick up light.
2. Learn the best tips for growing summer squash.
Summer squash is very tasty and hearty and works very well in many recipes. How to grow the best summer squash with the most success? This blog will teach you best practices from planting to harvesting so you can enjoy delicious results.
3. Get 48 gardening tips that will help you save money.
Empress of Dirt is an excellent gardening resource, and this article will provide you with a multitude of amazing ideas to save money! You'll learn how to keep your soil healthy, collect rainwater and get the most out of it, make your own compost, and more. Tips for mulching, planting and spreading are as follows. You will then learn how to extend your growing season, reuse broken waste around your garden for useful and beautiful purposes and mimic nature for greater efficiency. You will find very good information here. It's a wonderful starting resource for anyone who wants to cut costs while refining their green thumb!
4. Grow your own herbal tea garden.
Many people grow herbs to add to their food in their gardens, but have you ever thought about growing herbal teas? This blog will allow you to start designing your garden and picking herbs. You will also learn tips for harvesting them when they are ready to be used as tea. You will learn to dry them (if that's what you want to do) and put them away.
5. Create a worm composting bin.
If you have a plastic storage container and want to learn how to compost at home, this excellent, detailed but English tutorial will tell you all about it. You need about a pound of red worms by two plastic bins of 8 to 10 gallons (you need two bins to make a compost bin). You can order red worms by mail. Why red worms? Earthworms often do not grow in compost bins, unlike red worms.
The blog will teach you the detailed procedure to drill holes in the compost bin, fill it with the right ingredients and install it in the right place. You will learn what you need to do to maintain it and how long it will take before the compost is ready. You will also learn what to feed and not feed your compost worms. Blog of very high quality and an excellent tutorial that could allow anyone to get into composting!
6. Build a storage bench.
Want a beautiful surface where you can work comfortably on repotting your plants? You can assemble this stacking bench yourself at home with a few pallet crates. It looks fabulous and would make a great workstation!
7. Build a real functional greenhouse for only 50 euros.
Want to install a greenhouse in your garden, but you're afraid you won't be able to afford it? Believe it or not, you can buy all the materials you need to build a fully functional greenhouse for only €50. This is if you use the materials; buy them new and your cost will be closer to 200 euros, which is still not bad at all!This is a very detailed tutorial that will teach you all the material you need, and then provide you with step-by-step assembly instructions, along with photos. What an impressive project!
8. Reuse water from your garden.
If you're looking for a way to reduce your water costs, here's an idea. Do you need to rinse vegetables from your garden? Need to water your garden? Simply put a bucket under your colander and rinse your vegetables on site. Instead of letting the water flow into the sink drain, you will collect it in the bucket. Then just use it to water your plants. Sometimes the simplest ideas are really the most ingenious.
9. Create concrete planters from scratch.
It's a fun and surprisingly easy project that you can carry out using really basic supplies. You just need cement for casting, water, a pair of plastic gloves and a trowel. As you can see, the end result is both fun and surreal. Scroll down and you'll also find a link to a fun tutorial on the high-heeled planter. This lady has a lot of really cool and creative ideas!
10. Find out why apple cider vinegar is so great to have in your garden.
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most useful substances at home. It has literally hundreds of uses, and it turns out that many of them are in the garden! Apple cider vinegar helps keep flies away from fruit, feed plants that thrive in acidic conditions, kill mold, get rid of those annoying brown spots in your grass, and much more.