15 Eco Garden Tips


Chandini is fond of gardening and jots down tips whenever she comes across them.  Here are a collection of eco garden tips she has picked up from various places over the years. #ecotuesday #ecogarden


 

Eco Garden Tip #1:

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Hibiscus


Cut onions as rings and hang on the branches of hibiscus and rose plants. This cures the white coating on the branches and helps flowers bloom healthily.

Eco Garden Tip #2:

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Beautiful Big Rose


If you have vitamin tablets that have expired, you can bury them near rose plants to get beautiful big flowers.

Eco Garden Tip #3:

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Large Rose


An aspirin buried near a rose plant gives big roses.

Eco Garden Tip #4:

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Bounty of Roses


A drop of coconut oil dropped in the center of the rose flower when bloomed keeps the flower firm and lives long on the plant without withering.

Eco Garden Tip #5:

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Brussel Sprouts Plant


Mix two tablespoons of red chili powder and six drops of liquid soap in a gallon of water, stir it and keep it overnight. Fill a spray bottle with this mixture, shake well and spray once a week on the top and bottom of plants like cauliflower, broccoli, kale and brussel sprouts. This protects the plants from insects.
Note: Some insects like wasps, lady birds are good for the plants and you should not try to eliminate them.

Eco Garden Tip #6:

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Coffee/Tea Residue


After making tea and coffee, you can use the residue as manure for your kitchen garden and rose plants.

Eco Garden Tip #7:

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Image Source: Sastha Prakash


Garlic skin and ginger peel are very good manure for flowering plants.

Eco Garden Tip #8:

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Okra Plant


Use one teaspoon of natural dishwashing liquid and two teaspoons of any vegetable oil with water and fill in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use. This spray is very good for unwanted pests on vegetable plants.

Eco Garden Tip #9:

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Banana


If you bury 1-2 peels of bananas in the hole before planting, the banana peels give potassium to the plants and the plants grow well.

Eco Garden Tip #10:

Image Source: www.bellasparkmagazine.com

Image Source: www.bellasparkmagazine.com


Human hair is very good manure for vegetable plants! They keep rabbits and cats away too. When the hair breaks down the compost becomes a nutritious manure.

Eco Garden Tip #11:

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You can make a tea of weeds in the proportion weed:water = 1:4. Either boil them on stove top or keep in sunlight in a glass jar for a day or two. Filter and sprinkle on plants for pest control and for healthy plants.
Note: Always use the spray on a small area to see how the plants respond. Do not spray when the sun is hot in midday.

Eco Garden Tip #12:

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Bell Pepper a.k.a Capsicum Plant


Dissolve 2 tablespoons of epsom salt and warm water in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray on bell pepper (capsicum) plants when they start flowering. Continue using this spray till the fruits are big enough. This prevents the fruit from falling before it matures.

Eco Garden Tip #13:

Image Source: Wikipedia

Image Source: Wikipedia


To a gallon of water mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon of natural dishwashing liquid and spray on plants which have fungus. You can also mix baking soda and white flour and sprinkle near cabbage to deter worms.

Eco Garden Tip #14:

Image Source: Wikipedia

Image Source: Wikipedia


Acidic plants like tomatoes, berries and roses glow well if coffee powder and tea leaves are mixed with water and poured under the plants.

Eco Garden Tip #15:

Image Source: www.organicgardening.com

Image Source: www.organicgardening.com


Soak a handful of crushed garlic in water for 24 hours. Filter and mix it with water and vegetable oil in a spray bottle and spray on vegetable plants. This is a good pest control technique.

 

[Image Credit: Sastha Prakash]

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