10 Hacks for a Successful Vegetable Garden

10 Hacks for a Successful Vegetable Garden | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Are you planning to start a vegetable garden? These hacks from GrowVeg on Youtube will surely help you a lot! The following hacks are from expert gardeners, so you’ll be expecting super good results as long as you follow these. Watch the video below and share this with your fellow garden enthusiasts!



Turn a long-handled tool into a measuring stick. Lay the tool on the ground and place a tape measure next to it. Next, using a permanent marker, write measurement marks on the handle. When you need space plants a certain distance apart, you will already have a measuring device available.

Measuring the garden with a make-shift tape measure using a long stick
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Rejuvenate old plastic labels by rubbing with sandpaper. Permanent markers will be rubbed away quite easily and you’ll get several years of use out of them.


Use a terracotta pot if you’re out of cloches. Turn it upside down and pop it over your precious seedlings. This will act as a warm jacket against light frost.


Wrap a wide strip of tape around your hand, sticky side out. Pat the leaves of the plants infested with aphids. Your work will become much easier with this method.



Make water reservoirs using plastic bottles to keep your plants healthy. Drill a few small holes into the cap to allow water to percolate out. Cut the bottom of the bottle, and sink the upturned bottle into the pot or ground before planting, leaving about 1″ poking above the surface of the soil.


Reduce your water bill by reusing water from your kitchen. Save the water from boiled veggies. Once it’s cooled down, water your garden with it.


Some seeds, like peas and sweet peas, have a hard coating. Once planted out, it takes a while for the layer to break down. Get a head start by soaking the seed in lukewarm water overnight, then plant out as usual.


Some vegetables, like beans and peas, don’t like to have their roots disturbed. So make your own pea and bean planters from cardboard tubes. Take a tube and make three cuts about a third of the way along the tube to make flaps. Push the flaps into the center and press to keep them in place. Fill with potting soil and sow seeds as usual. When ready for planting out, plant the seedling and tube as one.


If you have a small garden, go vertical. You can also make vertical planters for walls or fences. Start with guttering and cut to length. Drill small holes along the length to allow water to drain out. Add a moisture-retentive growing medium, and plant with strawberries or salads.


Use a garden planning software to help you plan what to grow and where.

Using a gardening software to help you plan out your garden
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10 Hacks for a Successful Vegetable Garden

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