A GARDENING expert has revealed three essential cabinet items that you need to provide your plants for them to thrive this summer.
When gardening, your plants may need the help of fertilizer or mulch.
But instead of buying them right away, you may already have them in your kitchen cabinets.
Horticultural experts at Savoy Stewart told the Express that cinnamon powder works wonders in treating plants with mold.
You can buy cinnamon for as little as 70p from Asda.
The gardener explained: “
“To use cinnamon to treat mold on plants, you should take a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 5 liters of warm water and let it sit for a few hours.
“Your cinnamon fungicide will be ready once this process is complete. Cinnamon also helps protect seedlings from rotting disease, which can also promote growth.
“For seedlings, you don’t need to prepare a solution, just sprinkle some ground cinnamon directly on the seedling and let it work.”
Coffee grounds are rich in magnesium, calcium and potassium – helping plants grow faster.
They work especially well on acid-loving plants like roses and tomatoes.
You can pack Aldi coffee grounds for as little as £1.99 – simply sprinkle the used coffee grounds over the soil or make coffee and pour it over the ground once it has cooled.
“Soak up to six cups of used coffee grounds for a week to make garden coffee, which you can then use to care for your plants,” the experts say.
In the end, if you’re looking for a way to help alfalfa plants grow, all you need to do is save your eggshells.
Eggshells provide calcium to plants, which is an “essential nutrient” and helps lower soil acidity.
To use them, clean the eggshells and crush them before sprinkling them on the soil.