These Great Tips Will Keep The Garden Green
These great tips will keep the garden green, whether insects are appearing in plants or trees are drying. It will be difficult to compensate for the way we have exploited the land and environment for our luxury, but we may make a tiny attempt by planting trees and plants in and around our homes. Huh. Many people enjoy gardening, and many have begun to explore this interest while in lockdown.
But believe me when I say that gardening or caring for your plants is similar to raising a child. There are several health and life-related issues, just as there are during a child’s upbringing. Similarly, there are numerous challenges in caring for plants.
If you’re a plant parent, or someone who loves plants and gardening, these tips and hacks will come in handy, and you can rest assured that your garden will always be green and fragrant.
- To protect little or newly emerging plants from illnesses and insects, sprinkle cinnamon powder on them. Cinnamon possesses antibacterial and antifungal qualities that protect young and tiny plants from illness. Aside from that, pouring it removes the peculiar odour that often emanates from the soil.
- If your plants’ soil is constantly infested with snails or other crawling insects, add powdered eggshell powder to your pots. Wash the peels thoroughly before grinding them into a coarse powder and mixing them into the soil to keep crawling insects at bay.
- Use vinegar if wild plants or grass frequently grow in your garden or in plant pots, obstructing the growth of your plants. Sprinkle half a cup of vinegar in a litre of water on these wild plants to dry them out in a few days. Pouring vinegar into the soil might injure the roots of other plants, so be careful.
- Prune your plants on a regular basis to increase their growth and speed up their growth. Cut the plants’ dry and fading leaves in the same way.
- Do not discard vegetable-fruit peels, used tea leaves, or eggshells; instead, wash them completely and store them in a large drum, bucket, or pit, mixed with soil. This will quickly produce an excellent chemical-free compost that will be beneficial to the plants.
- After each use, wash and clean gardening tools such as hoops, scissors, and so on, and let them dry fully. Keep them wrapped in a jute bag or a bag after that. They will not only be protected from rust, but their edge will also be preserved for a long time.
- Old drums and buckets can be used as pots because they are more durable than clay pots. If you don’t have pots but do have a roof, place nylon bags on the roof’s corners first, then jute sacks on top. Now build a wall that is 2-3 bricks high on all four sides. Fill it with the soil and compost mixture. Your very own little garden is ready to be planted.
- Dip a plant branch in honey before putting it in the soil if you’re planning to cut a plant branch and plant another plant (many plants can be grown using branches instead of roots). This aids the development of the roots.
- Do not directly sow the seeds of any fruit, vegetable, or herb in the soil. Sow them in paper cups, eggshells, or little paper packets with soil instead. When sprouts or little plants appear in them, transplant them into similar containers. Eggshells and paper cups will be quickly added to the soil, and your tree will be given special attention.
- If your plants and flowers have white wax-like insects, mix a pinch of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of shampoo, and 2-3 drops of neem oil in a litre of water and sprinkle it on them. Your issue will be resolved in a few days.
- Do not discard the water left behind after cooking veggies or eggs to provide extra nutrition to your plants. Cool them down and use the water to water the plants; this water is rich in nutrients.
- Boil neem leaves and add cooled water to them once a week to protect your plants’ soil from insects, ants, and other critters.
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