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How to Make a Miniature Fairy Garden (Step-by-Step)

Creating fairy gardens is all the rage right now and creating these mini succulent gardens is the perfect project for summer. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on designing, planting, & accessorizing your own miniature fairy garden and start attracting fairies into your home! To learn more about us, please visit

Bury An Egg In Your Garden Soil, What Happens Few Days Later Will Surprise You

Good soil means everything for a gardener looking to raise healthy, happy plants. While there are certainly countless chemicals and egg expensive solutions, there are actually many simple things you can do to boost nutrients and maintain a successful garden. Curious to learn more? In this video I’ll show you 6 ways to make any type of soil enrich with nutrients naturally after which you’ll never feel the need to buy those expensive chemical fertilizers. 1. Raw Egg The solution for a thriving plant may be as simple as planting a raw egg. As you prepare your pots with soil, simply include a single raw egg at the bottom. Over time, the egg will decompose and works as a natural fertilizer for the seedlings.  You can also use crushed eggshells which work just as good as whole egg. Eggshell has calcium, nitrogen and phosphoric acid which make them an ideal choice for garden use. So next time you boil or fry an egg don’t throw away the egg shell but instead Recycle them to grow seedlings. When the seedling is ready to be planted outside, place the shell and seedling directly in the ground. The eggshell will decompose over time and help fertilize the soil. 2. Banana Skins Bananas contain a number of nutrients including potassium, phosphate, sulfur, calcium, magnesium and sodium. All of these things can help promote healthy growing for plants. best way to effectively use banana peels is to cut them up into small pieces so that they can decompose faster. This will result in organic matter that helps establish rich soil 3. Ash If you have a fireplace, you'll love this free method for raising pH levels.   you simply scatter the ash around the soil as a way to lower acidic levels. This will make it easier to grow a fresh crop. 4. Leaves Allowing leaves to rot over a garden during winter will provide nutrients for the soil to prepare it for the next growing season. The leaves work to pull the organic matter back down into the soil making it dark and rich.  5. Epsom Salt Epsom salts are especially good for soil. Low pH levels are usually an indication of a magnesium imbalance. To boost pH levels in the soil, dilute Epsom salt with water and spray on the plants. The vegetation will soak up the welcomed nutrients.   6.Use Compost Regularly While using bits and pieces of natural matter can be helpful, combining many pieces of compost will only go one step further toward enriching your soil. There are a number of benefits of using natural compost regularly  it works to improve the soil structure while using less water and warding off common plant diseases. The soil benefits from added layers of nutrients, especially before a growing season.  Now if you liked the video give it a thumbs up and if this is your first time visiting my channel please subscribe for more videos. Please Subscribe! ▶ please note: The materials and the information contained on Natural ways channel are provided for general and educational purposes only and do not constitute any legal, medical or other professional advice on any subject matter. None of the information on our videos is a substitute for a diagnosis and treatment by your health professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new diet or treatment and with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provide. google plus: Images licensed under Creative Commons:

How to Propagate Succulents Fast n Easy

Propagating succulents from leaves is a simple project that requires a few steps and a couple supplies. After cutting off a healthy leaf, the leaf will naturally sprout new roots, and a new plant will grow from these roots. Succulents make an excellent gift, are a great way to welcome somebody new to the neighborhood, and can be exchanged between friends and fellow gardeners. It is easy to propagate new succulents from leaves, but because not every leaf will take, you should try rooting at least 5-6 leaves at a time. DAIZZ'S TIPS:- Step by step: How to grow succulents from cuttings Remove the lower leaves Chop the remaining rosette from the stem Let all the parts dry out and create a callous where they’ve been removed Place on top of soil until roots and baby plants start forming Remove the original leaf and plant the new offspring, as well as the original rosette – tada! Propagate Succulents from Leaves 1.) Select a healthy leaf to propagate. Choose a leaf that is in good health, with a hearty shape and no rips or blemishes. Typically you will choose a larger, more mature leaf than a young, under-developed one. Pull the leaf off neatly. Use a razor blade or a craft knife to make a clean cut. The knife or blade should be sterilized in white spirit or similar before use; this prevents the transfer of any disease that could harm the succulent plant. Some plants, like "jade plants", the leaves will come off easily or even drop off the plant spontaneously. You can either use "volunteers" or select the one you want. If you use your fingers, be very gentle. Twist the leaf carefully back and forth, from side to side to pull it off intact, without ripping the stem of the plant. 2.) Let the leaf or leaves dry. Once you pulled off the leaves you wish to propagate, allow them to dry out a little bit. Let them dry for 1-3 days. Do not water the leaf until after 1-3 days as your leaf may turn brown and mushy and will start to rot. The "wound" on the stem of the parent plant should also be allowed to air dry in a sheltered and well-lit spot for a few hours. During its healing process, the plant will seal the wound and help prevent disease from getting in. Place the dried leaves on some soil ready to grow. Just place them on top of the soil. Do not bury or semi-bury into the soil. The roots will find their way into the soil on their own. As you're going to look at it for a good amount of months, you may as well make it look nice in pretty pattern or just place them randomly - that's all up to you. The soil should be well drained. If you need to improvise good growing soil, mix half well-rotted compost with half fine pumice or grit. Water the leaf. The leaves need water at some point but only a light sprinkling. While "grown-up" succulents only need to be watered every second week, or even once a month (depending on the season/heat), the leaves need to be watered constantly without being watered too much. Only water the soil after it is dry (stick your finger into the soil around the planted leaves; if it feels moist, watering is not needed but if it's dry, then water). Wait. All you have to do now is to wait for the leaves to grow roots or even new leaves. You'll see some changes within just a month or so. Thank you for watching and please give me a Like and I would love you to SUBSCRIBE for regular updates and take a look at my other Videos...thank u..:) Please subscribe to this beautiful channel ..which belongs to a beautiful and very humble man..:) Have a look guys ..all videos are very beautiful...:) channel name:-Richard Parker channel link:- MUSIC:- Dipcrusher - Something New [Heroboard] Maru - Say It feat. Kirsten Leigh (OLSO Remix) [Melodic House] Dipcrusher - Something New [Heroboard Release] heroboard – free music to free your mind » Twitter: » Spotify: Melodic vibes to chill your summer. • Dipcrusher DOWNLOAD Buddha by Kontekst Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Music provided by Audio Library Rous - Skylight (Feat. Notelle) by RousOfficial Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0

GARDEN TIPS AND HACKS: TOP 25 Gardening Hacks and Ideas Compilation – Part 1 - Happy New Year 2018

Today we will quickly run through Top 25 clever Garden Tips and Garden Hacks and easy gardening hacks compilation that every gardener or beginner must know. This is Part 1 of the the garden hacks compilation for the year 2018. Please watch the gardening hacks youtube video till the end for the most exciting hacks towards the end of the video. Lets start ! 1. Use a Magnifying Glass to closely examine and diagnose your plant pests and insects to identify them and follow the treatment accordingly. 2. Create a no-stick shovel or any garden tool. Spray paint your garden shovel or any gardening tool to protect it from rust and keep it clean. 3. Lighten the weight of your Pot: Use pieces of packaging foam or even thermocol pieces at the bottom layer of the container and mix lot of cocopeat or peat moss + perlite. 4. Protect Plants During Transport from a Nursery – using a your home aluminium Ladder like Batla and place your pots tightly in the ladder compartments. 5. If you detect Iron deficiency in your plant called iron chlorosis and if you see pale colored leaves instead of dark green you can burry some iron nails or old razor blades around the plant. 6. Help Your root bound plants by root pruning or repotting them in larger pots. 7. You can use candy sticks or even larger pebbles or even broken pot pieces as markers for your plants and seedlings. 8. Erase Permanent marker markings using rubbing alcohol and reuse the same markers. 9. You can make your own Plastic bottle slow water feeding. Easiest one is make small holes in the cork and invert the bottom and insert in soil. 10. You can roughly Know the PH of your soil using baking soda and vinegar. Take two soil samples from different areas of your garden. Add vinegar to one sample and stir, if it bubbles – then its alkaline soil. Now to the other sample, add baking soda and water and stir – if it bubbles then the soil is acidic. 11. Do not throw away egg shells – crumple or powder them and sprinkle around your plants to provide them a source of calcium. Also repels certain insects like slugs and snails. 12. Grow sweeter tomatoes using baking soda: Sprinkle baking soda around your plant soil which counteracts the acidity and yields sweeter tomatoes. 13. You can plants seeds and get seedlings in an egg shell or even citrus rind or similar stuff or shells. You can also used paper coffee cups. You can plant the whole eggshell-seedling complex into the soil. 14. Best use of Tissue paper card board roll to make seedling cups which are bio degradable and can be directly planted into soil without disturbing roots. 15. You can build a garden trellis using pvc pipes or even wooden sticks or bamboo sticks. 16. If you have water shortage, collect rain water for your plants. For this you can either collect rain water flowing out from your teres into drain pipes or you can install or build a dedicated rain water collecting system. 17. Use plastic bins or containers as mini green houses or poly houses for faster seed germinations. 18. Sprinkle Epsom salt or baking soda directly on slugs and snails to kill them. Rearing chicken which love to feed on these insects is another good idea if you are interested. 19. In winter to protect from frost cover the plants at night with an empty pot or even a polythene shopping bag. 20. Do not throw away pencil shaving from your kids – use them for Mulching which also prevents weed growth and repels insects. 21. Garden vegetables that become over-ripe in your kitchen gardening are an easy target for some pests. Remove them as soon as possible to avoid detection. 22. Insects can’t stand plants such as garlic, onions, chives and chrysanthemums. Grow these plants around the garden to help repel insects. 23. Add used tea waste or coffee grounds into your compost bin for faster composting because earth worms digest them very fast. 24. You can also use tea waste or coffee grounds on flowering plants as an organic fertilizer to boost blooms. 25. Use neem cake bio mix in soil to get rid of many plant diseases and also nourish your plants. 26. Seal the Injured end of your plant stem or the top end of you plant cutting during the process of cloning by pouring one or two drops of wax from a burning candle. Happy New Year and Happy Gardening! #gardentips, #gardenhacks, #gardening Free SUBSCRIBE TO Our Channel at: CLICK NOTIFICATION BELL TO "ON" TO RECEIVE UPDATES! Please LIKE and Share your Thoughts and COMMENTS below. Also please SUBSCRIBE to our channel with Notification Bell "Turned On" to receive notifications on new additions and activity of our channel. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Garden Tips - Gardening Channel in English - Gardening Tips Hindi - Our Store: CHECK OUR PLAYLISTS: Join Our WhatsApp Group: -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-

Easy DIY Glass Terrariums

Each of these glass terrariums cost me LESS than $5 each. Fun to make and a beautiful gift idea! SUBSCRIBE to be one of the first to see my latest tutorials! Please LIKE and definitely COMMENT to let me know what you think, ask any questions, and share your making experience with all of us! :) Follow GiddyUp Workshop on Pinterest: Music: Drops of H2O (The Filtered Water Treatment) by J.Lang ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Enjoy and Giddy Up!

Read an exclusive extract from small summer gardens by emma hardy.
13 February 2018 Succulents are easy to look after and require little attention, so they make the perfect plants for novice gardeners. There are so many lovely shapes and sizes to choose from that you...

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