Before planting, always draw a plan on paper. Place the tallest plants in the back of the garden and the shorter plants in the front so you can see everything from a distance. Keep your plants healthy by anticipating the nutritional needs of the plants. Most likely, you'll need to add fertilizer while your plants are growing.
Gardening tricks are the secret tips and tricks that make gardening tasks easier, faster, or more cost-effective. It often takes years for master gardeners to discover the best-kept secrets and the clever tricks you're about to learn. We hope these tips will help you have more fun and be productive in the garden this year. First, stop in the kitchen Your kitchen has a world of effective gardening tricks.
Use equal parts of water, isopropyl alcohol and white vinegar to remove water stains and salt deposits in clay pots. A little beer put in a shallow saucer will catch and kill slugs. Add a teaspoon of baking soda when watering tomatoes to improve their sweetness. The cooking spray on the weeding line will prevent it from becoming entangled.
The next time you boil vegetables for a meal, save the water and use it in the garden. Use Extra Play Sand to safely store garden tools. Fill the container of your choice with play sand (or construction sand, if it's clean). This will prevent them from colliding with each other in a drawer or tray, which can dull the tips and edges.
The action of sticking garden tools to the sand will also clean them and help delay rust. Choose a container that fits all your tools and you can free up valuable storage space in the toolbox. Change the plants in your garden according to the seasons If your garden space is tight, you may be forced to choose between seasonal plants, leaving you with bare areas for half the year. The potted method is the perfect trick to keep your garden growing and blooming all year round.
Dip the empty pots in the soil to serve as plant supports, and then slide the plants (each in its own pot) into the sleeves. Not only does this allow you to change plants quickly and easily, but it also protects the roots from nematodes and other predators. Win the aphid war with packing tape Create a ribbon of packing tape around your hand, with the adhesive side facing out. Gently tap aphid infested plants with a sticky glove (don't forget the underside) for an environmentally friendly pest control approach.
Easy and creative plant markers You may already know how to paint small, smooth stones to serve as garden markers. You can also use transparent or white plastic forks. Use a fine-pointed permanent marker to write the name of your herb or plant, and then push it into the soil as appropriate. The friendly and knowledgeable team at Millcreek Gardens knows how much they enjoy their garden.
If you live in the Salt Lake City area, visit us today for the area's best selection of plants and accessories. And if you ask, you might even learn some new professional gardening tricks while you're there.