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8+ Genius Hacks To Help Your Garden Grow

Kasia M 14 Aug 2019

I look forward to the day when I will have my own garden where I can plant all the veggies, herbs and flowers I want. Even if you don't have the best green thumb you too can start a garden.

There are plenty of genius hacks that will ensure your garden is off to a good start and keeps on growing throughout the season.

1. Plant Seeds In A Citrus Shell

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Once the seeds grow, you can plant the shell directly in the soil and it will just decompose naturally. Wow, that's really cool.

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2. Use Eggshells To Plant Seeds

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On the same token you can also use eggshells to plant the seeds in. It's pretty much the same idea as citrus shells. Awesome.

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3. Sprinkle Cinnamon On Seedings

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It's hard to prevent pests from inhabiting your seedings especially when you're trying to grow them. But if you sprinkle cinnamon, they'll stay away.

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4. Keep Pests Away With Coffee Grounds

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Apparently, used coffee grounds can help you get rid of such pests as ants, snails, and slugs. So don't throw those coffee grounds away.

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5. Use Epsom Salt To Transplant Plants

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Prevent transplant shock by adding some Epsom salt to the bottom of where you're about to plant, then cover it with soil, and plant away.

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6. Use Terracotta Stakes And A Wine Bottle

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The stakes will absorb the water that's being drained from the bottle and slowly release it back into the soil. Wow.

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7. Kill Weeds With Vinegar

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It's the best natural solution you can use to get rid of weeds fast and safely. No need for expensive and harmful chemicals here.

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8. Use Sponges To Prevent Root Rot

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Sponges will allow additional air down on the bottom of the pot and will also absorb extra water that can otherwise escape.

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9. Use Hydrogen Peroxide To Prevent Root Rot

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Another great way to prevent root rot is to mix 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 32 parts water. Didn't know that.

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10. Use Coffee Filters To Prevent Soil Seepage

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One way to prevent losing that precious soil is to line your pots with coffee filters. Water will still drain through.

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11. Protect Those Seedings With A Milk Jug

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Create an instant greenhouse when you put a milk jug over your seedings. They will grow and nurture in peace.

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12. Use Old Cork As Plant Markers

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Stick those old corks on some skewers to easily mark all your plants so you remember which one is which in a jiffy.

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13. Catch Slugs With Beer

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Another interesting way to catch those pesky slugs crawling all over your garden is to put out a dish with beer. Even if it's morbid to think about, at least they'll drown happy.

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14. Keep Deer Away

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Shave a bar of soap and sprinkle it throughout your garden to deter deer and other nibblers.

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I hope these hacks will give you the confidence in starting your own garden.

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There's nothing like having fresh veggies and herbs at your fingertips. So go to it.

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