15 amazing gardening hacks

Summer days mean time in the garden – so here’s 15 incredibly handy tips and tricks to make your gardening life easier!

1. Keep garden tools from rusting by storing them in builder’s sand

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2. Sprinkle cinnamon on top of your soil to help stop fungus from growing on your seedlings

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3. Repurpose toilet roll holders as mini biodegradable seeding pots

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4. Plant the top of a pineapple in a pot to grow another

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5. Grow roses from rose cuttings using potatoes as a base to stick the stem into – keeping the plant moist

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6. Grow basil from leftover cuttings by letting the roots grow in a glass of water

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7. Sweeten your tomato plant by sprinkling some baking soda on the soil around your plant

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8. Deter animals from getting into your still-growing garden by placing plastic forks upright in the soil

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9. Paint stones and use them as vegetable markers

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10. Use a shoe organiser to make a space-saving vertical herb garden

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11. Mix morning coffee ground leftovers into your soil for a healthy dose of nutrients, and to deter aphids

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12. Make a space saving vertical garden using old gutters as planters

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13. Line flowerpots with coffee filters to stop soil falling through the holes

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14. Grow lush grass by adding two tablespoons of Epsom salt to a gallon of water and spraying it

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15. Use the cut off top of an old plastic jug to protect a seedling and create a greenhouse

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Thanks to dickiesstore.co.uk for the tips

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One Response to 15 amazing gardening hacks

  1. Sally Holt says:

    Some useful tips but not sure if I want potatoes and roses in the same bed!

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