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Life hack66. Garlic infusion for plant immunity
Garlic infusion can really help strengthen plant immunity. However, it is recommended to use it with caution, as garlic may contain allicin, which can have a negative effect on some crops and plants. It may be best to do a small test on one plant first to make sure the infusion is not causing problems.
To prepare garlic infusion, you need to peel and cut into quarters 4 cloves of garlic. Pour chopped garlic with a liter of boiling water and let it brew for about 20 minutes. After that, strain the infusion through cheesecloth and add the resulting solution to the water to water the plants. It is recommended to use 1 teaspoon of garlic infusion per liter of water.
Life hack67. Trash can from old tires
These rubber bins, made from old car tires, can be used as flower beds, vertical beds, or even composters. They can be a convenient solution for those who are unable or unwilling to use traditional wooden growing boxes.
To use the tires as a flower bed, it is enough to place them in a suitable place, fill them with bags and cover them with nutrient soil. Inside the tank, you can plant flowers, herbs or vegetables such as lettuce or radishes. Tires can also be used to create vertical beds. In this case, the tank should be cut into halves and attached to a wall or fence, after which soil and plants should be installed inside.
In addition, tires can be used as composters. To do this, put organic waste into the tire, such as kitchen leftovers, leaves, grass, etc. When used correctly, a tire composter can produce nutrient-dense fertilizer for plants.
When using tires, make sure that they have not been used to store hazardous substances. It is also necessary to provide a sufficient number of drainage holes to prevent moisture from trapping inside the tire.
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