Gardening Hacks – 10 Simple Tips for a Successful Vegetable Garden



Growing your own food successfully is a constant process of learning which techniques work best for you and your plants.

Often simple bits of advice from other gardeners can help provide shortcuts to achieving success in your garden.

In this video we demonstrate ten quick tips handed down from experienced gardeners which save time, increase your growing space and reduce costs

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38 thoughts on “Gardening Hacks – 10 Simple Tips for a Successful Vegetable Garden

  1. gardening 360 September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

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  2. Vitaly Samonov September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    very nice video!

  3. jaga thish September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Nice

  4. Breeze Ever Flowing September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Plant some orgonite with you plants for huge explosions in growth and crop yield. Magnetised water has also been shown to improve growth and yield.

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  6. Thomas Kilpatrick September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

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  7. All Seasons Landscaping Services September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

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  10. marich91 September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    You can use old plastic bottles as a container to grow your seeds in before replanting (by cutting the bottle from top to bottom). Or, for bigger bottles (2 to 5 litres), you can cut them horizontally (bottle standing) and use both halves as mini greenhouses for your early plantations or slow-growing seeds 🙂

    Surround the foot of your plants with ashes to prevent slugs from coming to eat them.

  11. Truthbetold September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Yours are the best videos I've come across on how to grow from seeds. Please share more of your tips and your garden. Amazing information THANK YOU!!!

  12. Evan Asher September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    This year I plan to plant pole beans with sunflowers so they can climb the sunflower stalks. Wish me luck!

  13. Karaleigh Loya September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Can water used for boiling noodles also be used?

  14. 619Neko619 September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

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  15. Dennis Delaney September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Chicken egg shells are a great soil enhancer. crush them and place directly on the soil to also help reduce the insects from taking over the garden.

  16. Grow With Kit September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    some great ideas and tips, thank you very much

  17. Stephen Gibson September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Thanks I learned alot

  18. Garden Life Log Cabins September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Great – tips many thanks !

  19. Tom Olorin September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    1) Paint the masonry in and around your greenhouse black; it absorbs sunlight and releases the heat overnight keeping your greenhouse warmer.

    2) Sow clover in between vegetable rows and as a cover crop when you're not growing anything on a space. Clover fixes Nitrogen into the soil. Alder trees (Alnus glutinosa) also fix Nitrogen, so one or two planted around the garden will increase the fertility of a huge area of soil.

    3) Use pencil to label things, it can be left to the elements for decades without fading, rubbing or washing off.

    4) On average for every 1 slug you see, there will be 8 more underground.

    5) Bury logs in the subsoil or at the bottom of deep planters for a slow-rotting, abundant nutrient source that will last decades.

    6) Get ahead of global warming by planting cultivars of fruit trees from a few hundred miles south. For example if you live in Northern England, plant tree cultivars from Northern France. In 30 years they will be in their ideal climate.

    7) Soil is the most important part of your garden. Invest space in a good compost heap and "borrow" green waste from foolish neighbors who are happily throwing their soil nutrients away! Put everything plant-based in the compost and pee on it sometimes to catalyze the process.

    8) A fairly large compost heap can reach temperatures of 70°C inside. Run water pipes through to heat your greenhouse or even your house.

    9) Plastic pots can last forever and keep soil moist. Clay pots crack within 10 years due to frost weathering, and are porous so the soil in them dries out faster.

    10) Seaweed is an incredibly nutritious "green manure" that is freely abundant around the UK. Compost it then dig it into the soil to import tonnes of nutrients to your garden, you'll see an explosion of growth.

  20. Naomi Dunbar September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    David the Good (he's on You Tube) would pish posh the concept of not using dishwater that had washed dairy or meat stuff. He posits that why would you not? After all, you use bonemeal or calcium to augment soils. IT would just save $$.

    In a small garden, wide row planting is beneficial. I used The Joy of Gardening (it's really heavy handed on the Toro placements) which promotes using wide rows for plentiful harvests, reduced weeding and reduced watering. I've used it and wow! I got a lot of veg. He's really into complementary planting, composting, etc.

    This is all making me wish I lived in a place where I could even container plant.

  21. Samanth Pattar September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    which software do you use for gardening

  22. rose maratea September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    is plant food and soil good enough to grow a sunflower for this summer?

  23. Beppe Sapone September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Ta very mulch

  24. Bryan Porter September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Pour worm tea directly on your plants. Bugs hate it, plants will soak it straight in from the leaves.

  25. MiWilderness September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    I had that problem with my tomatoes too. Thanks.

  26. Davey Face September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    good plant labels-old window blinds!!

  27. Phil Shields 101 September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Hahaha – you "don't want water that has been used with dairy or meat in your soil" – really?!? I've yet to see plants that don't like growing in soil that has had dairy or meat decompose in it – that's what detritivores do – it's what makes rain-forests as lush and green as they are – decomposing animal matter of all sorts help feed the soil microbes and plants. 🙂 #correctlearningforlife

  28. ryan john September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    If you are having trouble with soil drainage sprinkle orbeez throughout the soil they will soak up water and slowly disperse it giving a nice moistness to your soil

  29. oum oum September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    nice tips 👍

  30. alicia gibbs September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Thank you, these are great advices

  31. Get Fed Nutrition September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Wicked content!

  32. jayshree kattegar September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    can we use wastage water of kitchen for the flower plants?

  33. Mark Osborn September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Love your accent, but for fun I like to tell English people here in Miami, FL, "Hay why don't you learn to speak English?" 🙂

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  35. David Leamon September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Awesome common-sense advice! Thank you so much.  These are the kind of ideas that come from trial and error and as a beginner I appreciate this so much. Thanks again.

  36. Saintly2 September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    What on earth was that software?!?!

  37. Stefanie Blaine September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Wonderful!!

  38. Reece Williams September 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    hi! I'm starting to grow some veg in spring after finding I like gardening after shoving a potato that missed the compost into the ground and having a load of potatoes grow. How do you know when the last spring frost date is and what can you grow in spring? thanks! 😉

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