7 Quick Gardening Tips and Tricks

Garden maintenance


You’ve undoubtedly got many tips and tricks you use while gardening to save you time and get the best results. But everyone likes learning new ones and that’s why we’ve compiled this list of 7. Hopefully, there will be at least one or two you’ve not thought of before.

1. Remove salt deposits on clay pots by making a solution of equal parts white vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water. Put this mixture into a spray bottle and with a plastic brush use it to clean your pots.

2. Turn a long-handled garden tool (like a spade) into a measuring stick. Simply lay a tape measure next to it and mark points along the handle with a permanent marker pen.

3. Stop dirt from accumulating under your fingernails by scraping them across a bar of soap BEFORE you start working in the garden. When you’ve finished, use a nailbrush and some water to remove the soap.

4. If you don’t want to use insecticidal soap to get rid of aphids, wrap some packaging tape around your hand and use it to pat the leaves of your plants. Unsuspecting aphids will get stuck to the tape. Be sure to concentrate on the undersides of your leaves.

5. Place a ball of garden twine into a small clay pot and pull the loose end out through the bottom of the pot. Now turn the pot upside down and place it somewhere convenient. You can now draw off as much twine as you need whenever you want.

6. Instead of pouring away water that you’ve boiled vegetables in, use it to water potted patio plants. You’ll be surprised how well they react to this enriched water source.

7. Protect fledgling plants from overnight frosts and other adverse weather by covering them with an upside down clay pot.

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