Hello Friends! Today am again back with some
more useful gardening hacks and tips making this Part 5 of our garden hacks and tips compilation
video. If you have not watched the previous parts, you can follow the playlist labelled
Gardening Hacks from my channel home page at youtube.com/gardentips.
So Lets Begin! 1. Tobacco is an age-old natural organic pesticide
for Aphids, Whiteflies, Spider mites, Leaf miners and many other worms like slugs and
caterpillars. If tobacco or tobacco leaves are not available your can use this hack.
If you are a smoker, or anyone in your family or friends, You can make a Cheapest Tobacco
Pesticide Spray for your plants from Left over Cigarette Butts. To prepare this Nicotine
Pesticide Spray, take half a cup of used cigarette butts and add to one litre of water. Mix well
and and crush if necessary and leave this for one hour. Then strain out and discard
the solid stuff. Take the liquid portion and optionally add few drops of some dish wash
liquid soap and also 1 teaspoon of garlic paste into this to make it more potent. Then
load into your spray bottle and use it on the affected plants. Repeat after a week if
necessary or use in conjunction with neem oil spray alternately if you wish. One point
to note is: Tobacco spray is natural but still dangerous to beneficial insects of your garden. 2. Easy Compost Tea Spray for Your Plants:
Add one or two handful of compost like vermicompost or decomposed cowdung powder or both together
per liter of water and allow it to brew for 3 days before use. Make sure your stir it
deeply few times everyday to add oxygen in it which is very important.
Then finally strain out the liquid using a cloth and your compost tea is ready. To use
this as foliar spray and to water your plants dilute it further like 1: 10 and use once
every 15 days and spray in early morning hours when the leaf stomata are open for best results. 3. Soaking flower bulbs in dilute compost
tea before planting them speeds up germination time by providing them extra energy boost
from compost. Soak for max 6 to 12 hours, not more than that. 4. Lighten up your pots by filling the bottoms
with peanut shells and similar stuff like this, specially if your pots are more deeper.
You can make a partition to this layer and the soil by placing a piece of cloth or even
left over green net pieces and then pour your potting soil. You can also use this stuff
for mulching in summer to prevent moisture evaporation. 5. Mulching with Sea shells: Specially if
you are staying near a coastal areas, they are easily available in plenty. These sea
shells not only prevents weed growth and mulching benefits but also provides slow releasing
calcium source to the plant over a period of time. This also gives an attractive look
to your garden. But one point to remember here is do not use colored or dyed sea shells
for mulching. 6. Make a Vertical Garden and Save Space.
Simplest of this is by using taut strings on a wall and hang some vertical pots with
hooks. If you do not have these pots, you can also make your own using scrap like plastic
bottles. You can also use your fence mesh like this and hang pots to build a vertical
garden. 7. Protect your plants from scorching summer
heat. The best way to do this is use atleast 50 percent green shadenet. But if you do not
have this, just use any large cloth or an old bed spread and tie the corners with a
string and cover the plants. This way your can protect your plants from the noon sunlight
which is really strong and bad and can burn your plant foliage. 8. Keep your hand clean by using disposable
surgical gloves for gardening. This is a cheap use and throw alternative to garden gloves.
I use these most of the times and this is really helpful to me because this saves my
time from cleaning the regular garden gloves everytime after use.
9. No Wheelbarrow to move garden stuff? Do not worry, the cheapest alternative is a large
cloth or an old bed sheet. Just load on the heavy objects and drag it along. Its actually
a childs play as you see in the video. 10. Use an All in one All-purpose Mixed Fertilizer
Recipe Powder to save time. This universal fertilizer contains almost everything your
plant needs to grow and produce flowers and fruits. It�s a complete plant food to be
used once every 15 days or a month depending on your plant requirement. Watch complete
video on how to make this from this endscreen link in the circle.
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