21 AMAZING INDOOR GARDENING HACKS FOR BEGINNER GARDENERS


When the spring comes the gardeners start planting flowers, vegetables, fruits, herbs and more in their garden. The perfect time of planting is spring when the weather starts to become hotter.

Every gardener wants to learn new tips and tricks to grow strong and healthy plants. Here we are going to discuss 25 hacks which will help to improve your gardening skills.



1- SPRINKLE EGGSHELLS AROUND YOUR PLANTS

Calcium is an important factor in the development of your plants. Eggshells are a good source of calcium and also helps to prevent your plants from slugs and snails without using any chemical.

In this way, your plants will not become the food of them. Crash shells have sharp edges that easily puncture the bodies of slugs and kill them. In the most part of your garden, you can see slugs can easily damage the leaves of your plants.

2- ENRICH SOILS WITH COFFEE GROUNDS

Most people think that coffee grounds are acidic in nature so they can’t use them for increasing the fertility of soil. It is a misconception because coffee grounds are a good source of nitrogen and you can also use them for making compost and fertilizer.

This organic material is very helpful because it is chemical-free and fulfill the needs of your plants. You should avoid using these grounds directly on the soil because thick layers of coffee grounds will not allow water to penetrate.

3- AERATE YOUR GARDEN

It is recommended by most gardeners that you should aerate your lawn at least twice in a year. Spring is a season when you make decisions about planting new plants in your garden.

Before planting create holes throughout your garden, fill some of the holes with grit and leave others which will fill in naturally. The roots of the plant are easily able to get oxygen through these holes and you will improve the health of the plants.

4- EPSOM SALT IS GOOD FOR YOUR TOMATOES PLANTS

You will take full advantage of Epsom salt as you will get health and beauty benefits from it if you add it in your bathwater. Most people think that it is a salt but it is not salt, in reality, a combination of magnesium and sulphate.

From the heading, you come to know that we can use it to increase the development of tomato plants. As magnesium and sulfate are important nutrients for plant growth. If you add a small quantity of Epsom salt then your tomato plant will be able to get these nutrients.

5- AN EASY WAY TO FOIL CRAWLING INSECTS

Crawling insects are a big problem for any vegetable garden. In this hack, you can use an aluminum foil around your tomatoes and squash which will help to prevent your vegetables from critters.

The aluminum foil acts as a physical barrier because most of the crawling insects don’t like to cross metal. You can prevent your squash plants by putting the aluminum foil on it so the borer can’t get into the base of the stem of the squash plants. Thus your favorite plant will be prevented.

6- KEEP POTS MOIST WITH WICK WATERING

Due to the shortage of space, many plant lovers arrange lots of pots and are able to grow many plants in limited areas. By using many ideas you can arrange pots in this way they will occupy less space. Pots are not only suitable for beautiful flowers but you can also grow fruits and vegetables in it.

As you know that water is a very important factor for the development of plants so you should take care of the moisture of the soil because if your soil dries out quickly your plants will die. By using this hack, even the soil of the plants dries out, but the roots of your plants easily maintain moisture.

By using plastic food containers with lids or plastic soda bottles with acrylic string or cord, you can maintain the moisture within the soil. In this method, the length of the string depends on the size of your pot. For this purpose, you have to make a hole in the bottom of the pot and pass the string from this whole. If you want to apply this method on an already planted pot then you can push up the string through the drainage hole with the help of the pencil.

You should put the pot on top of the water container, on the other side of the string dangle through a small hole cut into the lid of the container. The capillary action which you created can easily draw water from our reservoir into the soil. In this way, the moisture level in the soil will be maintained even if you are not at home to look after your plants.

7- HAVE COMPOST PILES PULL DOUBLE DUTY

If you build a hugelkultur garden instead of a traditional raised bed garden then you will get a lot of benefits from it. In hugelkultur gardening, you have to put mounds of rotting wood at the bottom of the soil. The decomposition of the wood will be very good for your plants. In this type of gardening, the wood will act as a sponge and absorb the moisture. This moisture will release slowly into the soil and helps your plants to not dry out.

8- MAKE YOUR OWN INSECTICIDAL SOAP

It is an easy way to make your own insecticidal soap. For making this you need four cups of water and one tablespoon of liquid dish soap. Now dissolved liquid dish soap in water and sprayed this liquid on the plants. This solution will kill insects by suffocating or dehydrating them.

9- MAKE A GARLIC BASED INSECTICIDES

For making the solution you need a clove of garlic and two cups of water. Blend well in the blender after making the solution, leave it for 24 hours and filter the solution with a strainer into a large container.

Now the step of making the solution dilute will come, for this purpose you have to add 12 cups of water and one or two drops of insecticidal soap. Garlic has the ability to kill the insects due to which you have to dilute it because otherwise, it will kill the good bugs also. The pungent odor of garlic will repel most varieties of insects.

10- USE BAKING SODA FOR FUNGAL DISEASES

Three ingredients, one tablespoon of baking soda, four cups of water and a few drops of liquid dish soap are needed to make this useful solution. Mix all the ingredients well now the solution is ready.

With the help of a sprayer, you can fight against powdery mildew, rust, and black spots. For better results spray this solution after every 7 to 14 days or after rainfall.

11- GROW TOMATOES IN CINDER BLOCKS

If you have a raised bed which is made from cinder blocks then you can grow one tomato plant in each hole. First, you have to fill the holes with garden soil with fertilizer. This way is the best for getting the biggest heaviest-producing tomato plants.

12- USE TOILET PAPER ROLLS AS STARTER POTS

This is the easiest way to use toilet paper rolls as starter pots because these rolls are biodegradable. you will not worry about taking out your young plants from these pots as you can easily plant them with these rolls.

13- CREATE A MINI GREENHOUSE WITH MILK JUG

Milk jugs can easily be used for making a greenhouse for your plants. You just need to cut the milk jug at the bottom and it is ready to protect your seedling from frost or pests. You can use one milk jug for one seedling.

14- USE VEGETABLE COOKED WATER

The water in which you void your vegetables aur pasta is full of nutrients. don’t throw this water but use it as a supply of nutrients to your plants. It is cheap and inexpensive or in other words, it is a free fertilizer for your favourite plants.

15- USE FORKS TO GET RID OF ANIMALS

If you place plastic forks in your garden’s soil then it will help you to keep the animals from pooping on your favorite plants. This is an easy and inexpensive way to prevent your plants from pets and other animals who are responsible for your plants’ destruction.

16- USE A HANGING SHOE RACK

This is a great idea to use a shoe rack for growing herbs. It is best for those who have limited space in their yard or garden. You can hang it anywhere such as the terrace or balcony.

17- USE MILK JUG INTO WATERING CAN

This is a simple hack for making a water can. In this method, you have to do nothing and your free water can is ready for your plants. First, wash the bottle and after that make some holes in the lid of the bottle. Your can is ready for sprinkling water.

18- SPRINKLE CINNAMON ON THE SOIL

Moulds and mildew are common problems for your plants. By sprinkling cinnamon on the ground you will get rid of them. Cinnamon kills the ants and protects your plants from infection. After sprinkling at you have to struggle against the wild mushrooms.

19- CHIMNEY FLUE PLANTERS

For making Chimney proof planters you have to buy a chimney flue liner. With the help of a circular saw, you can cut it into different sizes. Now you can put these planters anywhere in your house like a deck or patio.

You have to just select the location for your planters and bury the end in the soil a little. Now fill the liner with gravel for drainage and at the top fill it with potting mix. You can also set the pots on the top of the gravel.

20- CITRUS-RIND SEED STARTERS

Another unique way to make seed starters from rinds which you can easily get from grapefruit, orange, and other citrus fruits. You can make a hole at the bottom of them for drainage after that fill it with potting mix and sow seeds.

When the time comes to plant your seedlings into the ground there is no need to take out your plants from the citrus rinds. But one thing to keep in mind that citrus rinds will make the soil acidic so do it for acid-loving plants like radish and peppers.

21- CONTROL YOUR CLIMBING PLANTS WITH ZIP TIES

  Zip ties will help you to support your climbing plants. It is very difficult to control your vines. Vines have the ability to spread if you fasten the zip ties around the stalk then it will assist you to regulate your vines. But don’t strap the vines too tightly because the plant will face difficulty to move and grow.

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