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8 Gardening Hacks You Need to Know

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1. RE-PURPOSED RAIN GUTTERS

"Planting seeds in re-purposed rain gutters is a great way to grow more veggies in a small space. Rain gutters make the perfect container for growing shallow rooted veggies like salad greens and they can be easily mounted on vertical structures like fences. These gutters are full of arugula, mustard, and spinach. What would you plant in yours?"
-@Urbanfarmstead, Instagram



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2. PEEL GARLIC, THE EASY WAY

Want a faster way to peel and enjoy your homegrown garlic? Check out this time-saving garlic peeling hack!


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3.  JUST HARVEST THE ENTIRE PLANT

When bean harvests start dwindling, stop stooping over to search for beans and just harvest the entire plant. After 2 or 3 pickings, bush beans are pretty much done producing.



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4. PLANT IN A DIFFERENT SPOT  TO FIGHT DISEASE

If you plant the same vegetables in the same spot every year, disease can build up and be ready before your plants have much of a chance. Keep the element of surprise against your disease foes and try to plant your crops in different parts of the garden each year.



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5. PLANT YOUR GARDEN WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT

Place the garden near your kitchen. It will be easy to run out and pick a few things you need, and you can spy on the garden from your window. Picking tomatoes after you see them blush crimson is a perfect way to get them at their best.



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6. MAKE YOUR OWN GARDEN MARKERS

Tired of forgetting what you planted where? Create these fun and whimsical garden markers out of rocks painted with acrylic paint. Spray with a clear coat of spray paint when finished before placing into the garden.
- "diyncrafts"



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7. EAT YOUR SQUASH BLOSSOMS

Squash blossoms are golden blooms, which are not only attractive but also good to eat!
-@monsterkim, Instagram



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8. FIGHT SLUGS WITH TOILET PAPER AND COPPER TAPE

Tired of slugs? Try this genius tip! Use a toilet paper roll wrapped with copper tape around the base of your plants. Problem SOLVED. 
-@gapey, Instagram




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