Gardening, for beginners, can be an overwhelming prospect. Not only do you need to choose the right plants, but you need to get them in the ground properly, give them what they need, and then maintain the results. It can be a lot of work! Thank goodness there are plenty of gardening hacks to help you be successful in your new venture. Here are some of the best must-know tips for the beginning gardener, so you can be ready to cook with the freshest ingredients possible!
1. Insect Spray
When you start gardening, one of your primary concerns is controlling insects. They’re not just a nuisance — they will actually eat or even kill your highly anticipated harvest before you have a chance to enjoy it. Snails, mosquitos, aphids, and other veggie-loving bugs can really do a lot of damage, but you don’t necessarily want to spray your plants with chemicals, either. Instead, try your own DIY organic insecticide. It contains garlic and mint…two things you might love, but insects don’t!