If gardening is your passion and you like to have organic food at your home then this tricks will help you keep away pest and improve your soil.
Organic farming don’t involve pesticides, fertilizer and that’s why they are good for you.
1. Use urine as a fertilizer
Human urine is high in nitrogen, this will boost lush growth. You should not pee directly on the plants this might burn your plant because of the salt present in the urine. So it’s better to use mix it with water, so that it will become weak before pouring it onto the plants.
2. Banish ants with borax & honey
If you thought aphids were bad you probably never had ants. Both this pests actually have a symbiotic relationship & rarely appear without one another. Aphids feed on the sap of plants, ants actually feed on the honey- like secretions of aphids. Ants are even known to farm aphids for food. Together, it can spell serious trouble for your plants.
If you want to control ants make a paste of honey and borax and place it around base of infected plants.
3. Don’t throw your kitchen waste instead bury them
Have you ever thought your kitchen waste can also be use as Fertilizer. Raw of vegetable is a great way to make your plant grow.
You should make a ditch between the rows of vegetables, deep 1 foot, for the waste, and dump the kitchen waste there every day.
4. Green tea as fertilizer
Weeds use the nutrients of your garden plant, so you use a tea weed fertilizer. You should cut the weed up and dunk them in some water which has kept in the sun and within some days your nitrogen-high green tea will be prepared, so now you can use it as folia spray or soil fertilizer.
5. Vinegar as a weed killer
One of the easiest ways to kill the weeds is by using vinegar. Just pour vinegar in a bottle and spray it on the weeds.
6. Liquid dishwash as a weed killer
Mix 1 gallon of white vinegar, with 1 cup of table salt and 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid.
7. Add oyster shells & eggshells to your garden beds
Make your soil alkaline with a slow release fertilizer by crushing eggshells & oyster shells into powder form. They contain calcium carbonate that will help to increase the alkaline in the soil..
8. Stabilize pH with ash and coffee grounds
Some plants are sensitive to the pH of the soil in which they are grown. To make your garden more alkaline add ash from wood burning stoves and. To make it more acidic add coffee ground.
9. Play music!!
I know it sounds a bit weird, but it actually works!! Playing music can grow plants faster confirmed by biologist.
Observations have found that plants prefer classical music to country music; absolutely love jazz, and hate rock.
10. Drive a nail into a tree to make it yields
Drive nail is one such simple trick to again make flower blossom. If your old plant had stopped giving fruits then this trick will help them.
11. Improve the fruits sets with Epsom salt
Having trouble growing fruits, then Epsom salt will help you. Dissolve 2-tp of Epson salt onto a quart of warm water, shake well and spray the mixture on the plants daily for 2 weeks. Sprinkle salt on the plants can also be a good option. It will make your plants more fruitful because of magnesium sulfate present in it.
12. Rusty nails in watering can help fight iron deficiency
One of the important minerals for most of the plants is Iron. If lack of iron is their then also it will cause leaves to turn yellow and wither. If you want to take a cure from this common problem then add few rusty nails to your water and let it remain overnight before pouring into plants.
13. Use vinegar and alcohol to remove salt deposits from clay pots
Mix equal parts white vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water in a spray bottle and spray it generously all over the pot. Brush it with a plastic brush and let it sit for a while before washing it. Once its dry, its ready to be potted in.
14. Coconut water for root development
Coconuts contain a clear liquid inside, known as coconut milk, or coconut water, which is high in minerals, and improves the root development.
15. Extend the growing season with tubs of water
To help the absorption of heat energy, you can use water tubs in controlled environments within plant tent. Just cover the tubs with black plastic sheeting to prevent water loss due to evaporation.
16. Keep plants hydrated with diapers
Before planting anything, prepare the bed with diapers. That will lock the moisture in and keep your plants hydrated for longer time when you water them.
17. Fight fungal infection with baking soda
Put a tablespoon in a glass of warm water, and pour the solution in a spray bottle. Then, Soak the plant in it to drip down and drench the soil.
You can use baking soda, which is an effective, cheap, non-toxic anti-fungal spray, which is used easily and provides amazing effects.
18. Bury some pennies in your garden
One of the simple method to prevent fungal infection is burying pennies in the soil. Pennies are made of copper and copper is an excellent fungicide.
19. Get rid of aphids with soap and water
Finding bugs and insects in your yard can be harmful for your plants because they are real plant killers, especially because they multiply very fast. You can exterminate them by removing their You can do that simply by using a bar of soap and some water. Mix a gallon of water with 2 tablespoons of soap then apply the solution on the infested plants.
20. Let neem protect your plants from pest
The best way to protect your plant from pest is to use Neem oil . this oil prevents the development of insects and their ability to proliferate.
You should add a few drops of any detergent t ½ of water and a teaspoon of Neem oil in a spray bottle, shake well, and after 8 hours, drench the soil and the surrounding soil. Repeat this once a week.
21. Bring in some guests to feed on the pests
You should introduce potent natural enemies in order to keep pests at bay, as they may cause great damage. You can purchase aphid eaters online of garden supply stores. Also, you should plant yarrow, or clover, or herbs like mint and fennel, which are also helpful against insects.
22. Protect fingernails from dirt
While gardening the most annoying thing is dirt getting under your fingernails. To avoid that, rub your fingertips against a bar soap before you begin gardening. This will seal your nail edges and prevent unwanted dirt from getting under your nails.
23. DIY watering can
Done with that gallon of milk? Don’t through it away because thats what we are doing to make a DIY watering can from. Make some holes on the lid of the plastic carton and use it to water your plants.
24. Vegetable oil for trimmer strings
Are your trimmer stings jamming and breaking every now-and-then. Treat them with a spray vegetable oil before installing it in the trimmer and you are good to go.