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Gardening Tips 101.

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If you're tired of dirt getting underneath fingernails, or you're the one person who uses leftover coffee beans, this piece might be right for you. We're going to review some simple yet effective gardening tips for every gardener out there.

  1. One of the most annoying things in gardening is the dirt that will accumulate under your fingernails. To prevent this, draw your fingernails across a bar of soap and you'll effectively seal the undersides of your nails so dirt cant collect beneath them. After you finish working on the garden, just use a nailbrush to remove the soap and your nails will be sparkling clean.

  2. Little clay pots can protect young plants from sudden, overnight frosts and freezes. Additionally, you can turn them into hose guides. All you have to do is stab a roughly one-foot length of steel reinforcing bar into the ground at the corner of a bed and slip two clay pots over it. Leave one facing down, the other facing up. These guides will prevent damage to your plants as you drag the hose along the bed.

  3. Whenever you get the chance, use leftover tea and coffee grounds to acidify the soil of acid-friendly plants such as rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, and even blueberries. From there, a light sprinkling of about one-quarter of an inch applied once a month will keep the soil's pH level on the acidic side.

  4. To control damping-off fungus, which can attack young seedlings white suddenly., use chamomile tea. Adding a spot of tea to the soil around the base of seedlings weekly or use as foliar spray.

  5. In terms of drying herbs: the quickest way to do so is to lay a sheet of newspaper on the seat of your car, arranging the herbs in a single layer. Then, you'll roll up the windows and close the doors. Doing this will dry your herbs quickly and to perfection. Even more, your car will smell great.

  6. If you want to have a garden twine handy when you need it, just stick a ball of twine in a small clay pot, pull the end of the twine through the drainage hole, and set the pot upside down in the garden. To do that, you'll have to look for twine again.

For more simple and easy to apply gardening tips, get in touch with our experts here at Micro-Bac International, Inc. Call 346-900-4775 today.

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