10 Clever Gardening Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Here are 10 clever gardening tips and tricks to grow more, grow better, save time, reduce use of chemicals etc.



Hard to dig? Moisten the ground around plants a few hours before starting digging and the job will be much easier.

Use plastic forks around your plants to keep animals from destroying your fresh fruits, herbs and veggies.

Place diapers in the bottom of a potted plant to help it retain moisture for a longer time.

Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before putting soil, to help keep water in reserve.

Line flower pots with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole.

No wheelbarrow? No worries! Use a tablecloth to move heavy bags of mulch or other awkward loads.

Use Epsom Salt for a healthy garden

Epsom salt is a useful and cheap way to add magnesium to your garden soil.

Grind some eggshells and sprinkle in the garden for a calcium boost. Calcium is essential to plant growth healthy and strong.

Add a little bit of leftover coffee grounds to your soil once a month, to help keep the pH of the soil on the acidic side.

Start your seedlings using a citrus peel. Citrus peel have a lot of vitamins which will nourish the plant. Just don’t forget to poke a hole at the bottom of the peel for drainage.