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20 Unusual Gardening Hacks Aussies Vs the Brits

20 Unusual Gardening Hacks Aussies Vs the Brits

G'day, fellow garden enthusiasts! This week, we stumbled upon the UKโ€™s top 20 most unusual gardening hacks, and in true Aussie spirit, we couldn't resist the challenge. So, we thought we'd provide our very own right back at them. After all, we do love a good competition with the Brits! Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, these quirky and uniquely Australian hacks will help you make the most of your green space. Let's dive in and show the Brits how it's done down under!

The UK's - Top 20 Most Unusual Gardening Hacks ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

  1. Throwing used teabags onto the soil.
  2. Using egg shells as fertiliser.
  3. Using banana peels as fertiliser.
  4. Sprinkling cayenne pepper to ward off pests.
  5. Using used coffee grounds as a fertiliser.
  6. Growing new fruit/vegetables from leftovers vegetable roots/seeds.
  7. Using potato water to water plants.
  8. Singing to my plants.
  9. Sprinkling cinnamon on the ground to deter cats.
  10. Talking to my plants.
  11. Using baking soda to make the soil more alkaline.
  12. Destroying fungus with cinnamon.
  13. Using white vinegar as a plant feed.
  14. Using coconut powder as a fertiliser.
  15. Making beer traps for slugs.
  16. Using fish from the fireplace as fertiliser.
  17. 'Plant' plastic forks to keep animals away.
  18. Using bones as a fertiliser.
  19. Using pubic hair as fertiliser.
  20. Using hair as a fertiliser.

The Australian Top 20 Gardening Hacks ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

1. Using Vegemite as Fertiliser
Vegemite isnโ€™t just for toast! Dilute a spoonful in water and use it to give your plants a nutrient boost.

2. Planting Native Plants for Pest Control
Native plants like marigolds and eucalyptus can help keep pests away naturally while attracting beneficial insects.

3. Using Beer to Water Plants
On those scorching summer days, mix a bit of leftover beer with water to hydrate your plants. The yeast and sugars can benefit the soil.

4. Burying Fish Heads Under Plants
After a successful fishing trip, bury the fish heads in your garden. They're rich in nutrients and make excellent fertilisers.

5. Creating Shade with Beach Umbrellas
Repurpose old beach umbrellas to create shade for your delicate plants during the hottest parts of the day.

6. Using Eucalyptus Leaves as Mulch
Eucalyptus leaves are not only aromatic but also make fantastic mulch, helping to keep the soil moist and deter pests.

7. Using Emu Feathers as Fertiliser
If you come across emu feathers, bury them in your garden. They break down slowly, releasing nitrogen over time.

8. Making a Boomerang Trellis
Craft a unique trellis for climbing plants using an old boomerang. Itโ€™s a fun and functional piece of garden decor.

9. Using Kangaroo Manure as Fertiliser
Kangaroo manure is an excellent natural fertiliser. Itโ€™s rich in nutrients and helps improve soil structure.

10. Wrapping Plants in Newspaper to Prevent Frost
Use old newspapers to wrap around the base of your plants. Itโ€™s a great way to protect them from unexpected frosts.

11. Creating Natural Barriers with Seashells
If you live near the coast, use collected seashells to create natural barriers that deter pests and decorate your garden.

12. Using Honey as Rooting Hormone
Dip plant cuttings in honey before planting. Honey has antibacterial properties that help new plants root and grow strong.

13. Growing Plants in Old Surfboards
Repurpose old surfboards as quirky planters for your succulents and other small plants. Itโ€™s a nod to Aussie beach culture!

14. Using Wattle Water for Fertilising
Make a nutrient-rich tea by soaking wattle leaves in water for a few days. Use this to water your plants for an extra boost.

15. Attracting Pollinators with Native Flowers
Plant native flowers like bottlebrush and waratah to attract local pollinators, ensuring your garden thrives.

16. Using Saltbush to Improve Soil
Planting saltbush can help improve soil quality, especially in areas with high salinity.

17. Creating Natural Pest Repellent with Tea Tree Oil
Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with water and spray it around your garden to deter pests without harmful chemicals.

18. Recycling Pool Noodles as Plant Supports
Cut old pool noodles into sections and use them to support young plants, preventing them from falling over.

19. Using Bush Tomato Seeds for Companion Planting
Plant bush tomatoes alongside other crops. They act as natural pest repellents and improve soil health.

20. Making a DIY Worm Tower
Create a worm tower by burying a PVC pipe with holes in your garden. Fill it with kitchen scraps to attract worms and enrich your soil.

There you have it, mates! A collection of uniquely Australian gardening hacks to make your garden thrive. Have a go at these tips and let your garden flourish the Aussie way. Happy gardening! ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒผ

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