A home is not complete without its garden. Gardening should be something you look forward to, it should be fun and enjoyable and these 5 tips and tricks help to do just that.

Regrow Veggies From Kitchen Scraps

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Do you do a lot of cooking with fresh produce? You should be, and now its even easier to make sure that you always have a fresh supply. Instead of throwing away your kitchen scraps, there are a number of vegetables which can be easily regrown, some just with water! Its that easy. Here is a full guide to regrowing veggies from kitchen scraps.

Use Old Coffee Grounds For Gardening

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Instead of throwing out your used coffee grounds, recycle them by using them in the garden. There are a number of things you can used your old coffee grounds for including fertilizer, pest repellent and compost. Have a look at this article for ideas on using coffee grounds in the garden.

Grow Tomato Seedlings From Tomato Slices

This has to be the easiest way to grow tomato seedlings. Simply cut a tomato into slices, lay them out in a pot or bucket filled with potting soil or compost and then lightly cover them. Have a look at the video above for the full instructions.

Make A Watering Jug Out Of A Milk Bottle

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This is another easy way to recycle and reuse some waste from around the home. Simply poke some holes into the lid of a milk carton to make a watering jug. The best part is that you can make a fine spray with smaller holes made with a needle or a stronger spray using larger holes made with a small screw driver. Follow this link for the full instructions.

Pest Control With Egg Shells

Lastly, if you are not an avid coffee drinker and do not have the used coffee grounds mentioned above, you can sprinkle crushed egg shells around the base of your plants and veggies to prevent pests from reaching them. Simply sprinkle a continuous ring of crushed egg shells around the base of the plant to protect it.

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Cover Image: Garden by Nick Kenrick used under CC BY 2.0