Quick Tips For Newbie Gardeners


By Atharv Sharma
Published Oct 07, 2021

Hindustan Times


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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