There is nothing more satisfying than harvesting fresh vegetables from your garden, but there is quite a lot of work involved. So any ideas to make the task simpler are most welcome. Here are ten ways to do just that including ways to speed up seed germination, a novel mini cloche for frost protection and a new way to remove aphids. I found these in an article over on the Garden Lovers Club website.
Growing a successful garden doesn?t have to be difficult. Try these ten simple tips for a successful vegetable garden designed to give you a better harvest with less effort.
1. Turn any long-handled tool into a portable measuring stick
Line up a measuring tape with the handle, and use a permanent marker to make marks on the handle. When you need to know how far to space plants or how deep to plant them, you already have a measuring stick in your hands.
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2. Re-use plastic plant labels or create your own
Rub old plastic labels with sandpaper to get rid of previous markings. Or make your own labels by cleaning yogurt pots, trimming them to size, and labeling them with permanent marker. Broken roof tiles with white paint are a charming option, or write on smooth flat stones with permanent marker for a more natural look.
3. Use a terra cotta pot for a cloche in case of a late frost
Pop them over your tender shoots to protect them overnight but don?t forget to remove them in the morning
See more at the Garden Lovers Club