Unknown but Important Tip: How to Protect Your Garden in Winter Using Items from the Kitchen

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.03 - 2023 9:18 AM CET

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How to Protect Your Garden in Winter Using Items from the Kitchen.

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A gardener has shed light on a little-known tip to help keep pests away from your plants this winter.

With freezing temperatures, you need to take extra care of your plants if you want them to survive the winter.

According to DenOffentlige, an expert shared a simple tip using an everyday kitchen item that can help your garden thrive.

It may not sound very appealing, but a simple garlic spray could help protect your plants from harsh weather this winter.

Gardening expert and founder of Power Sheds, Jack Sutcliffe, explained how his trick can work wonders without breaking the bank.

This is because the winter season provides an ideal environment for pests like ants and snails to invade garden plants, posing a threat to their growth potential when spring arrives.

Fortunately, the strong smell of garlic acts as a natural deterrent for these pesky pests and provides effective protection without harming the plants.

To utilize garlic's properties as a pest repellent, simply mix it with a small amount of water to produce a spray that can be distributed throughout the garden.

This garlic-infused spray acts as a barrier, deterring pests and ensuring the well-being of the plants, setting the stage for robust growth when spring arrives.

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This advice comes in the wake of Monty Don revealing which popular plant should be pruned now to ensure the plant can produce new flowers.

The gardening expert and TV host shared the tip on his gardening blog: "Prune climbing roses. Climbing roses bloom on shoots that have grown the same spring, so they can be pruned hard now."

Pruning climbing roses involves removing dead and dying branches, creating space for new growth.

Gardeners should prune climbing roses during the plant's non-flowering season, so the plant can direct all its energy to producing new flowers.

Pruning and shortening long shoots also prevents them from being damaged.

Climbing roses can also be pruned in winter between December and February, according to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

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