What are the tips for DIY gardening in the Philippines?
- Choose low maintenance yet high yield plants
- Plant what you can eat
- Try a DIY garden kit
- Place cardboard under the soil to eliminate weeds
- Use plastic forks to repel pests
- Use kitchen leftovers as garden fertilizer
From planting fragrant florals to starting a vegetable garden — DIY gardening is one of the best hobbies that you can do. But if you are new to this, it can be challenging, and you might not know where to start. Don’t fret! When it comes to DIY gardening in the Philippines, you don’t have to be born with a green thumb.
As the leading store for modern home accessories for sale in the Philippines, we’re here to tell you that sometimes the simplest household items can work wonders for your DIY garden. Make the most of your landscape! Here are 6 DIY gardening tips to make your gardening journey easier.
Choose Low-Maintenance Yet High-Yield Plants
Start small until you know everything you need to do in DIY gardening. A combination of plants will create a stunning garden. However, you must keep in mind that each one will have different maintenance requirements as well.
Choose plants that are simple to care for yet produce a high yield. This includes tomatoes, peppers, green beans, squash, berries, and cucumbers. Consider planting easy-to-grow herbs too, since you can cut them, and they will continue growing.
Plant What You Can Eat
It is easy to get carried away with wanting to plant everything under the sun. One bit of advice: plant what you can eat. Think about your favorite ingredients. Tomatoes, peppers, and hearty greens are usually a good place to start.
Try A DIY Garden Kit
More and more people are becoming plantitos and plantitas. If you’re one of them, you might want to know that gardening can be expensive to pursue. If you are just starting with your DIY garden, large plants can be especially difficult to care for. People living in homes with limited space will also find it hard to maintain a stunning garden. The smaller the plant, the less expensive it will be.
For all these reasons, you should consider using a DIY garden kit. Paris Garden offers a variety of small and easy to grow plants perfect for both beginners and advanced gardeners alike.
For example, the Biodegradable Pot includes all the things you need to grow a plant easily! The kit has starting soil and seeds all in a biodegradable bamboo pot. The seed choices available are Basil, Mint, Tomato, Sunflower, and Strawberry. All you need is water and sunlight for your plants to grow!
Place Cardboard Under The Soil To Get Rid Of Weeds
Nothing is more frustrating than having a beautiful garden that is plagued by invasive weeds. While you can always buy mulch to stop the growth of weeds, a better and cheaper DIY tip for creating a weed-free garden is to place cardboard underneath all the soil.
Simply cut single sheets of leftover cardboard around your home and spread them throughout the garden. Pile the soil on top. The cardboard will soak up water and make it difficult for weeds to pierce through your garden.
Use Plastic Forks To Repel Pests
You might be tempted to use harsh chemical pesticides in your DIY garden just to ward off pests from snacking on your hard work. However, using harsh chemical pesticides is not only harmful to the planet, but also to those people who will ingest your plants.
Fortunately, there are plenty of homemade pest deterrents that can be made from common household items.
Collect plastic forks and place a few in the plant beds. The pronged side must face upwards. While it may look like a garden growing forks, this will act as barrier and discourse pests from eating your plants away.
Another great tip to repel pests is by using soap shavings. Grate a mild bar of soap with minimal additives (such as fragrance and anti-bacterial properties), bring it to a boil, and pour it in a jug with water and spray away. It will not harm your plants and there would be no room for plant-eating pests.
Use Kitchen Leftovers As Garden Fertilizer
Nearly all kitchen leftovers go straight to the trash can — a rather wasteful practice. Why don’t you turn those leftovers into a really useful fertilizer?
Food waste is made of organic components that can be rich in nutrients. Go through your kitchen leftovers and keep the eggshells, over-ripened fruits, and vegetables. Throw the compost under the garden soil and watch your plants thrive.
These are some easy tips for DIY gardening in the Philippines. Now that you know the basics, you can feel confident in your gardening journey.
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