This video will show you 17 free garden gadgets, which I constantly use in the garden. And at the same time I'll add a few bonuses. I created a video to celebrate edition of my new book. It's called "Grow Food for Free." Imagine being able to grow enough food using only sustainable techniques while enjoying domestic production every day of the year at zero cost. "Grow food for free" is full of everything What you need to know to grow food without the need for money. It is suitable for both beginners, so experienced gardeners. To get your copy of the book use the link below and then the future of free food awaits you. Now for the tweaks. Cups of ice cream, yogurt and cream are amazing plant labels for free. Carefully cut the crucible into strips about 1.5 – 2cm wide. And then describe on the clean side. These plant labels last for many seasons and it's easy to collect cups from neighbors and family.
Use a permanent marker to ensure water resistance. Can be used both outdoors and indoors. One of the most amazing ways to grow potatoes, it is easy to place them on the surface of the raised flower bed and thickly cover with mulch. Mulch can be straw, old hay or autumn leaves. As soon as potato seedlings appear through the mulch cover again with mulch and then let grow until they are ready for harvest. Which is about a few weeks after flowering. Simply uncover the mulch and pick the potatoes.
You can also use wood chips like mulch. Blackberries and other twigs with thorns will secure immediate enclosure effect for protection seedlings in front of snails. Cut the twigs to 30 cm and lay like a fence around your seedlings. You can also put two or three twigs on top of each other, which won't stop all the snails, but I guarantee substantial change. Suburban and rural areas are full of wild blackberries, which need to be cleaned, so instead of clearing and burning all blackberries, This is a great way to use their twigs in our gardens and grounds to keep snails out of them. This will not be suitable for all climates, but I'm trying to garden in accordance with the weather. I always prefer sowing seeds and transplanting seedlings during or before heavy rain. This means that you save time with subsequent watering and its water supply. Because the rain will do everything for you. My friend YouTuber Steve from "Optimistic Gardener", He came up with an excellent way to reuse pallets to create your own planters.
And if you have extra nails or screws or reuse the nails from the pallets you disassemble, it can be a free project. You can find pallets for free in many places. For example, I acquired three pallets last year from the local tennis club. These planters have another advantage by making them as big as you need them to be. And at the same time without plastic. Create a frame and then nail it to the base.
Just make sure the pallets have the HT symbol, which means heat treatment, not chemically. If you have trouble creating straight sowing rows, so you no longer have to figure out how to do it. Cut a piece of bamboo a little smaller than the width your raised flower bed and lay it on the surface. Then press firmly to the required depth, pick up and now you have a perfectly straight line. You can do this amazing technique even using an old broomstick or a long piece of wood. Another way to create a perfectly straight line, which can be used for both seeds so for transplanting seedlings.
You take two sticks and a piece of string. Tie one end of the string a short distance from the top of one of the sticks and stick on the edge of the widest side of the flowerbed. Stretch the string to the other side of the flower bed, leave a little extra and cut. Tie to the second stick and wind to the required length. Insert both sticks on the sides, tighten by turning and create a perfect straight line. Popular thanks to Charles Dowding is a multi – sowing technique that allows grow more plants in a smaller place. At the same time, you need less compost to grow. For example, beets, radishes and turnips you can sow 4-5 seeds in one place in the planter and then transplant. When they grow like a bunch of seedlings, they will push away from each other. And multi-sowing means that sowing and transplanting time is significantly reduced. Cardboard rolls (of toilet paper), are perfect decomposable flower pots for seeds. In particular, they work well for peas and beans. And when it's time to transplant, you can place a role directly into the ground as it decomposes. Which means that even a seedling won't be that much suffer from transplanting.
Fill the rolls with homemade compost and sow the seeds. Leave them in crates, so that the compost does not spill out. Alternatively, you can cut 4 times at the end of the roll and bend inward. This will create a cup. This tweak is the most satisfying thing what a gardener can do. Fill the old gutter with compost and sow the seeds.
Works great for peas, because when transplanting, you dig a row in the flowerbed and then let the seedlings slide directly from the gutter to the row. And they are instantly transplanted. It works well for others, eg salads. Quick bonus to peas, use the branches of the Christmas tree to create supports when transplanting seedlings. Get branches from neighbors and recycling sites in early January and use as desired. It also works great for sweet peas. One of the most effective ways increase your garden's production, that instead of an annual sowing plan, you will focus on a monthly sowing plan. It has many advantages. When you look at the garden month after month, so you can plan ahead as soon as a window appears.
So you can sow and the seedlings will be ready to be transplanted, when harvesting the previous crop. This will give you two to three harvests from the same place during one season. At the same time, using a monthly plan greatly helps you feel that you have everything under control. It's much easier to see what's going on within monthly cycles. It also means that the plan you have still matches the layout of the garden. Bill Mollison suggested a great way how to ensure that your parsnips and carrots they will germinate perfectly. The trick is not to let the seeds dry during germination, by pouring them after sowing and then placing a board on the row, to reduce evaporation. You take off the board when small seedlings start to appear. If you want to have healthy and strong tomato plants, so here's a clever trick how to really support the creation of a deep root system.
After you plant the tomatoes, and you shed a lot of them. Do not water seedlings for seven days. This will support the formation of the root system (the roots will pull out behind the water). This will make the plants tougher and they will also have greater access to nutrients and water. Did you know that you can also grow dried peas and the beans you have in his closet in the kitchen. You can grow them both indoors and outdoors. And you have a fantastic harvest of not only peas, but also shoots, which are a wonderful addition to any salad. Make sure you soak the peas for at least one hour, this will help you to germinate faster. Weaving the garden is not one of the most pleasant works, however, there are several ways to do it much more efficiently. First, determine the skin time of the flowerbed once a week (flexible), so it doesn't get out of hand. And try to plow during noon, when the sun is intense or just before and let the weeds dry on the surface of the flowerbed. It decomposes and saves the road on compost. The bonus tip is to use wood chips that you can get free from a local arborist.
And use it as a material to cover the sidewalks around the flower beds. In a year or two, the wood chips decompose beautifully. You simply pick up the composted wood chips and mulch your beds and pots with it. Then add a new layer of wood chips to the paths. It is an excellent way of multifunctional gardening and if you want to know more about this technique, take a look at the video description. One trick for the mind that works. When you feel a little flooded gardening duties, It's just focusing on one thing at a time. Simply choose one task that has a higher priority and start working on it. And don't move on to anything else until you complete this specified task.
It will help you concentrate and make you feel better after completing this one task, because then you have fewer tasks to complete. And the priority task I would choose, is the one who takes the most time, because if you finish this, others suddenly seem much more feasible. If you're not too excited about this, another trick for the mind is that you prioritize all tasks that take 5 minutes or less. And you finish them before you start anything else. Doing so means that you uncheck it and complete simple tasks at once and more than once. For example, pruning currants. And complete all these little tasks will help you feel very productive. The next time you're in the garden, take a notebook and list all five-minute and shorter tasks which you remember and do them gradually. Such lists seem simple and useful to me. And it's a wonderful feeling to take things off the list. So here are 17 free garden gadgets, which you can easily and immediately implement in your garden. And if these tweaks are useful to you, so you will fall in love with my new book "Grow Food for Free".
Which is full of various techniques and tweaks, to help you grow your food without having to spend money. If you want to support this channel while learning how to significantly reduce costs in the garden, so get a printout "Grow food for free" today. And all the information and links you need are below in the video description and at the same time pinned in a comment. I hope you enjoyed the video and let me know if you have a favorite gadget, or which one you are about to start with. At the same time if you have any questions or ideas. I'm looking forward to seeing you land in the next video. Goodbye. – Czech subtitles provided by the Academy of Permaculture, an educational group of the Permakultura CS association www.akademiepermakultury.cz and www.permakulturacs.cz