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How often do you go out into the garden and wish you had tried more? It’s one thing to stand outside in lush greenery with banks of flowers and bushels of berries, but it’s entirely another to stand on brown grass in a bare garden. It can change the way that you feel about your property and it can look, well, ugly!
Healthy plants are not there by accident. It takes love, attention and care for your plants to grow strong and tall. Plants need to be in the sunshine, have sufficient nutrients and have enough water to grow. You may invest in rainwater tanks to collect the rainwater to be distributed among the flowers, saving you a LOT of money in water bills! Instead of wondering how your garden grows, you can be the one to make it happen. With that in mind, here are some of the best things that you can use for your garden to help the flowers to grow.
- Wood Ash. If the soil in your garden is acidic, then you need wood ash. With its high alkaline content, you can neutralise the acid in the soil and it’s a simple test to see if your soil needs it. pH tests can be bought in any garden centre, and you can check the acidity of the soil before you lay any wood ash on it. Before you do it, make sure it’s completely cool when you touch it.
- Bananas. There’s a reason that bananas are perfect for compost heaps; they’re phosphorous, which enriches the soil and strengthens the plants. It’s the perfect way to feed the roots.
- Club Soda. Rainwater is amazing for plants as it’s natural, however, carbonated water has nutrients that plain water just doesn’t. Let it go flat before you pour it over the plants; they’ll still get all the nutrients, too!
- Aquarium Water. In the same way rainwater is excellent to collect and then feed the plants, aquarium water is perfect for feeding the plants bacteria. The waste water harms your fish, which is why you dispose of it, but don’t dump it down the sink anymore – feed it to the plants outdoors.
- Coffee. How many times do you dump your coffee grounds in the trash cans? It’s time to stop! You can add it to the plants instead and thanks to the chemical makeup, you can acidify your soil and help your plants to benefit!
- Eggshells. Most people wouldn’t think to use eggshells in their soil, but they’re rich in calcium, which is perfect for your tomato plants. Tomato plants are known to deal with calcium deficiency, and you can add the eggshells directly into the soil. You can even start little seedlings in the eggshells and plant them into the soil when they’re big enough.
Your garden can grow thick and strong with the right help, and the tips above will help you to stop wondering how your garden grows, and start helping it instead.