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6 Sensational Gardening Hacks

| 1/7/2020 10:23:00 AM

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Here are six ingenious ideas to help you achieve more in the garden with less time, less effort or less money:

1. Start Seeds in Eggshells

Peel the top off a boiled egg then prick a hole into the bottom using a pushpin for drainage. Enjoy your egg as normal.

When you have enough eggshells, boil them in water for one minute to sterilize them, then let them dry. Fill them with seed starting mix, sow, and water. When it’s time to plant your seedlings, slightly crush the eggshell between your fingers so the roots can escape into the soil. Plant your seedling and its eggshell pot.

Eggshells will break down as your plants grow and add valuable nutrients such as calcium to the soil.

2. Make Organic Fertilizer

Place banana skins, coffee grounds, some eggshells and a few cups of water in a blender and whizz it up. Dilute the grainy liquid with more water and use it fresh to fertilize your plants, especially hungry feeders such as squashes, tomatoes and pole beans.

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