Quick Tips For Newbie Gardeners

Lifestyle

By Atharv Sharma
Published Oct 07, 2021

Hindustan Times

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Gardening at home can prove to be significantly therapeutic, but it comes with it's own set of challenges

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Here are a few tips to help maintain your home-gardens

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Determine the space your garden needs to occupy and if there is ample sunlight available at the spot

Know your garden space

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Pick plants that are native to your area as they won’t struggle to adapt to the climate conditions

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Compost your kitchen waste to provide your plants with more nutrients at a low cost

DIY plant food

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All you have to do is put all of your food waste in a compost bin, add some soil and cover it for two months

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Ensure that your plants are well irrigated and follow a proper watering schedule

Water it right

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To avoid water evaporation, water your plants either in the morning or post-sunset. If your plants dry up by evening, make sure to water them once more

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Go organic by replacing harmful pesticides with organic alternatives such as neem oil

Organic pesticides

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Keep in mind that not all insects are pests. Bees and ladybugs, for example, are natural predators that kill or drive away harmful insects

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