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Some simple gardening tricks for which we are not experts nor do we have the resources to invest large amounts of money in the care of our garden.

Recycle used coffee and tea bags as compost for rose bushes or azaleas

The tea bags and used coffee are an excellent fertilizer for rose bushes or azaleas and rodondendros. They are an excellent fertilizer for plants that need an acid substrate.

Kill slugs with beer

It's kind of gross, but it works. At night, place a few saucers or bowls full of beer in the area where you have seen slugs. They will be attracted to the smell and will drown in the beer.

Homemade potion to kill weeds

To kill weeds in the garden, mix a little vodka with a few drops of dishwasher and water and pour it on the plants you want to kill. It only works in places with a lot of sun.

Make a frame for climbing plants

If you have an old umbrella, remove all the fabric, dip the tip into the soil, and use it as a support for climbing plants.

Olive oil for geraniums

If you want to show off your geraniums, put a few drops of olive oil in the soil near the roots, with this trick you will make them bloom more beautifully and quickly.

Use egg shells as compost

The eggshells They can also be used as a fertilizer or to repel pests. Crush the shells and place them on the bottom of the plant.

The water used to cook eggs is rich in mineral salts and nutrients.

Vinegar as a substitute for fertilizers

The acetic acid in vinegar is perfect for indoor plants. Mix a tablespoon of vinegar with 3 liters of water and water the plants with this mixture from time to time.

Use the used tea bags and coffee filters to cover the holes in the pots

With this simple trick you will avoid losing soil when overwatered and only filtered water will pass through, so that the substrate is not lost.

Use nails to add iron to the substrate

Insert 2 or 3 nails near the plant, the iron will oxidize when it gets wet and the soil of your plants will be nourished by that iron.

Using cooking water for vegetables or rice

When you make vegetables or cooked rice, do not throw the water away and use it to water your plants. This water will provide your plants with many nutrients and vitamins. Be careful, you have to be careful not to add salt or spices to the cooking water.

Cinnamon powder against insects

Cinnamon is great for keeping pests under control, you just have to sprinkle a little cinnamon around the plant or in the area where you want to avoid insects

Using banana skins as fertilizers

Banana peel is very rich in potassium and they are a fantastic natural fertilizer. For a small small pot, put a tablespoon of banana skins mixed with the earth.

Another way to use them is to cook 3 or 4 banana peels in water with a teaspoon of sugar and use this water to water the plants.

Gravel to prevent splashing on windows

If you have pots for sale, put gravel on the ground, in this way you will avoid that your windows are splattered with dirt when it rains.

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