For those with experience, vegetable gardening can be one of the great joys and pastimes of life. Vegetable gardening for beginners, however, can be a whole different story. If you’re new to the whole gardening thing, you might need help deciding what to plant, where to plant it, how to time your harvest, and where to even begin. If this is you, we’ve got some gardening hacks that will help you feel like a pro before you know it.
1. DIY Drip Irrigation
In your container garden or traditional garden spot, use plastic soda bottles to make your own drip irrigators. Just rinse the bottle well and poke 4 or 5 holes in the cap (place the cap on a block of wood and use a nail and hammer to poke holes). Make sure you use a larger nail to make holes that won’t easily be clogged with dirt. The cut off about the bottom inch or so of the bottle and stick the bottle, cap down, about 1/3 of the way into the dirt right next to the plant. Leave a couple of inches of the bottle above the ground, and fill it with water. The water will slowly water your plants right at the roots, where they need it most.