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Time-Saving Tips For Gardeners

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Are you one of those people who are put off gardening because you feel that you just don't have the time? Maybe you believe that this is the case, but getting those pretty little primroses and picking your own peppers is actually really easy! Here are a few tips on how to save time in the garden, meaning that you really have no ecuses when it comes to planting that something special.

KEEP TIDY

Often enough people are put off gardening because they simply haven't been tidy enough. Have you ever had an infestiation of bugs (or other such critters like aphids etc. ) ruin your appetite for getting green fingers? Chances are that you saw red and in a fit of rage upturned your pots and sprayed them unrelentlessly with your power hose in the hope that every last living bug (and it's eggs) was annihilated. Well, if that's the case then you really wasted your time. All it takes, at the end of each gardening season, is a little shake and perhaps a scrub, and those pesky little insects won't bother your pots at all. Time-saving tip numero uno.

GROW PERENIALS

If you find that your not getting much time to be out in the garden then it makes sense to grow plants that last for more than just one season. Not only do they last longer, they also require less maintenance and prove to be more cost (and time) effective. There are plenty of fruit and vegetable options to choose from, including rhubarb, asparagus, oca, garlic, mustard seeds, sorrel, lovage, kale and many, many others.

WATERING

In the hot summer months the most time consuming aspect of gardening is the watering. Warm evenings are the best time to do it as the plants have had all day to bask in the sunlight. However, finding yourself spending fiteen to twenty minutes every evening can be a little time consuming, so instead of performing rain dances in the hope they bring plentiful downpours, think about setting up a sprinkler system. This is an ingenius way to ensure that your plants get watered, religiously like clockwork, and you have that little bit longer to relax with a beer enjoying the last remnants of sunshine after a long day at work.

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