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GARDEN TIPS & Hacks: TOP 25 Seeds & Seedlings Gardening Hacks DIY Ideas tricks Compilation – Part 2

March 7, 2020

Hello Friends ! Today I am glad to release
part 2 of the garden tip and hacks compilation and this edition of around 25 hacks will be
about gardening hacks related to seed sowing and seedlings. Please watch the video till
the end. I have tried my best to make the video useful and interesting. Stay tuned..
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1. Watering seeds and seedlings carefully is very important, and watering with the regular
garden can can displace the seeds and damage the seedlings resulting in bad outcome. Best
way to water them is using a tray under the pot. Whenever there is water requirement,
it uptakes it through the drainage holes. 2. To transplant your seedlings use a spoon,
dig out as much soil with it including the roots of the plant and hold the leaves of
the plant and not the STEM to pull out, because this can squeeze and damage the water and
food conducting tubes � xylem and phloem and plant may die.
3. Use sand paper to scrape the hard seed cover of certain seeds like apple, chickoo
and those with hard seed over for faster seed germination.
4. There are a few bottle recycling hacks coming up in random here. You can use your
plastic bottles to make simple plantars for sowing seeds or planting small plants. Its
upto you if you want decorate it or spray paint it.
5. Now will make a Simple self watering pot or automatic watering system using a cotton
wick and cutting the bottles as shown here. The lower end of the wick should be placed
in the water reservoir � thats the lower portion of the plastic bottle. Make a hole
in the bottle cap and insert the cotton wick through it. And the upper portion of the bottle
can be inverted with potting mix and plant in it. Whenever the soil gets dry it will
suck the water through the string. 6. Make your own Seedling watering can, Using
a bottle, you can make this in two ways, first by popping out a nozzle by heating the cap.
This really works great to water your succulents, because spilling water directly on succulents
like haworthias can be dangerous to the plants. Another way is to make a simple bottle shower
by making multiple tiny holes in the cap and offer shower effect to your small plants.
7. Mark your garden gloves with inches or centimeters to evenly plant your seeds or
seedlings and similarly if your garden is big, you can use a long stick and mark the
measurements for the same purpose like if you are planting in a raised bed garden or
large space gardening. 8. How to know if my seeds are healthy or
unhealthy � first thing you should before purchase is the packaging date and the best
before date. Then pour your seeds in your hand and closely examine them and the first
look itself will tell you which seeds are healthy looking and which need to be discarded.
9. You can Test your seeds or even start some seedlings using the Toilet paper method. Just
sprinkle the seeds on one layer of toilet paper and put another layer on top of this
and make it moist by spraying water. Place this either in a zip lock bag or any container
and keep in a warm place and check after 24 to 48 hours for sprouts.
10. Just cut out a plastic bottle and use it as a seedling or small plant protector
against any wind blowing away the plant or from animals and birds. Place this as shown
here to protect your seedling. 11. The same can be used as a funnel to transfer
your seeds or potting mix into bags or containers. 12. You can also use old forks from your kitchen
and bury them around seedlings to protect them from animals.
13. It�s a good habit to always label your plants and sown seeds. It can really create
confusion if you do not label them. 14. You can make your own labels with pop
sticks / candy sticks, plastic bottle strips, larger pebbles, windows blinds curtain strips,
etc. 15. You can Pick small seeds for sowing with
a stick or tooth pick dipped in water. 16. You can do perfect seeds spacing for Tiny
seeds like spreading them apart in a row on toilet paper � for better visibility and
even spacing and sowing. You can make a seed tapes either in a row or a square or round
seed board specially for carrot seeds for even spacing and better growth and ease of
harvesting. 17. Before sowing seeds, soak them in luke
warm water for 24 hours specially for certain seeds like beans, peas, okra and others.
18. Another Hack for seed soaking is using Epsom salt solution for soaking like 1 teaspoon
in 100 ml of water. This results in faster germination and healthy seedlings. You can
also spray on Epsom salt solution on your seeds and seedlings for healthy outcome.
19. Make your own trowel with a bottle by cutting a used plastic bottle like am showing
you here. Try to take a harder bottle for making this. You can use the same as a funnel
to transfer your potting mix, seeds and things like that.
20. Egg trays can be used as seed germination trays. Either the card board ones or if you
are using plastic egg storage container, you need to make few drainage holes.
21. You can also use egg shells to sow seeds and directly transplant into soil.
22. Similarly you can make your own biodegradable seeds starting cups using used tissue paper
roll card board. THese can be directly transferred into the soil along with the seedling.
23. You can also make seed pots by rolling newspaper and even this is bio degradable
and similarly you can directly transplant with the pot into the soil or into a larger
container. 24. You can use small containers like these
from your kitchen and make Mini Green houses and place your seeds inside them for faster
germination. 25. Tit bits or tic tac or any small containers
like this can be used to store your left over seeds.
26. If you want to professionally start vegetable gardening, You can use a Garden planner software
at or any other similar software. 27. Once baby seedlings come out of the seeds,
Gradually introduce your them to sunlight, once the leaves have come out. Like 1 hour
a day for 3 days, 2 hours for next few days and then gradually to full sunlight. This
process is called Hardening Off. 28. Using a Seedling heat mat or a heat source
from a high watt bulb will also help you create a spring like atmosphere for your seeds to
germinate faster. So there we have it folks, those were the
tips and hacks on seeds and seedlings. If you like the video, please give a thumbs up
and share the video. Also write in the comments section and let me know whether you like to
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new to the channel. Happy Gardening!


  • Reply GARDEN TIPS January 11, 2018 at 12:50 pm


  • Reply DotWeb January 11, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    genìus collection of garden ideas.

  • Reply farah's Garden January 11, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Very useful tips👍

  • Reply Subreena Asma January 11, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Thank you so much for your efforts in making such a wonderful video with so many life hacks on gardening.

  • Reply RANI VICTOR January 11, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Hello Dr. Very very excellent tips and hacks, pin to pin explanation, ur wonderful information and research efforts will be inspired for new gardeners

  • Reply Terrace Garden Channel January 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    nice bro

  • Reply Subhash Poddar January 11, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Wow nice hacks 👍

  • Reply Rufaida Naurin January 11, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Good job!

  • Reply Lim Siew Chi January 11, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Thx Dr. Practical tips.

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    Yes i want more hacks

  • Reply Tech Wiki January 11, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Awesome and practical tips for efficient vegetable gardening.

  • Reply Shrad Pat January 11, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Thx for such useful tips…keep it up👏

  • Reply Stove & Garden January 11, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    4:26 is by FAR the best tip. I use this very often, and you can also use larger bottles.. like milk cartons, or even a 12ltr soda bottle. Use. Reuse. Recycle.

  • Reply Shrad Pat January 11, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Any idea how glass bottles can be used in gardening?

  • Reply AskA2Z India January 11, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Your videos always rock!

  • Reply Tahsu Ghouse January 11, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Nice video… Good hacks

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    Croutons & Dieffenbachia plant maintenance in winter??

  • Reply Poresh Dutta January 11, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    U r GREAT 😀

  • Reply Hemangini Tiwari January 11, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Sir this video is absolutely amazing and helpful. Please tell me about scculents seeds. How shall I grow them.. I have scculents seeds what care I should take for germination??

  • Reply ala mani January 11, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Good and useful tips…. thanks

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    What is rose pollination? Please make 1 video for rose pollination

  • Reply Manisha Dalmia January 11, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Intresting hacks. Thank u

  • Reply Gagan Sharma January 11, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Superb sir

  • Reply freezmoments January 11, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Super! Just mind blowing!!👍👍

  • Reply Amit Macwan January 11, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Sir succulent or cactus ke liye ye wala Poting mix chalega?
    3 part – cocopeat
    1 part – perlite
    1 part – vermiculite
    2 part – compost

  • Reply Balaji Brindha January 12, 2018 at 2:37 am

    Wow super experiments… I have tried 5 tips and succeed well happy gardening

  • Reply Green gold garden January 12, 2018 at 6:07 am

    Good information

  • Reply Alyna B Adeel January 12, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Please help me to save my jade plant from dying … it's leaves turning very spongy and falling off..look like it's rotted .. I don't do over water that's am sure. Plz plz help😢😢

  • Reply Gunasagaran Ramanathan January 12, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Very good gardening tips. Thank You.

  • Reply Jalaj Kamboj January 15, 2018 at 6:06 am

    Really a useful one

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    Please help me wat to do for fungus on rose plant ergent

  • Reply Jayashree Dutta January 28, 2018 at 11:47 am

    simply excellant! please let me have as many more you can, thanks

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    Bro your voice is fantastic…I like your voice very much and nice video editing…

  • Reply Yash Sultania February 12, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Can you tell how to protect from ghoos or through them out mostly they come out in night and digging big holes eating plants spoiling bonsai plants by removing soil tried medicne but nothing works

  • Reply Sudheesan R February 12, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Very interesting and useful tips.Expect more similar ones. Thanks

  • Reply Diya Sharma February 15, 2018 at 11:37 am


  • Reply Jijix Abiz February 16, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    8:32 can anybody notice smoke came out from the lamp? Is that because of the heat?

  • Reply Fallen Angel February 22, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Nice tips will try a few.

  • Reply Lucy W. McMellan February 24, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Thanks .

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  • Reply christella Arockiam March 5, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Very useful and informative.thank you

  • Reply Tushar Baniwal March 6, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Very informative

  • Reply Edith Pader March 7, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Thanks sir for the very good tips for gardening. I learned so much. Have a good day. Mabuhay 🙂

  • Reply sulekha yadav March 8, 2018 at 7:05 am

    Nice tips.

  • Reply BetterYouBetterWorld V March 11, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    what is your potting soil there mate that looks interesting?

  • Reply Lynard Burt March 19, 2018 at 12:43 am

    1 teaspoon Epsom salt in 100 ml of water (7 tablespoons) Almost a 1/3 cup of water

  • Reply Jean Cartledge March 29, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you, I found this video really useful

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    I am your fan

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    So much good information! Thank you for sharing!

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    How to grow capsicum seed

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  • Reply kuldeep virani October 2, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Thanks. Very useful tips.

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    Plz hindi me explain

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    I know I'm a kid but I want a little plant to take care of Luke a pet

  • Reply Mary Hornbostel May 3, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Nice Widio.

  • Reply Achmad Tumardi January 20, 2020 at 3:31 am

    Very good. I like

  • Reply T Montero January 20, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Yes! More like this! Please & thank you.

  • Reply Rohit Vasudeva January 27, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks for the video .. it is quite helpful … My seeds are not germinating .. it's quite cold here .. temperature ranges from 5 to 15 degrees … Please advise

  • Reply FRMONSIVAIS January 27, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Great information. I've SUBD.

  • Reply Erik Charles January 28, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Here's another tip to add- If a seedling comes up with the seed completely covering the gamete leaves, touch it with a wet Q-Tip repeatedly until it falls off. You DON'T have to "tug" on it. Also, as I have learned myself, if you tug the seed cover off too soon, part of the gamete is still "white" and not ready for sunlight and that part of the leaf will DIE. There's NO NEED to take it off and risk wrecking the plant. The leaves will push through if you wet it ever once in a while!!

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    I praise God for video it was very helpful and yes please make more

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