From using leftover coffee beans to preventing dirt from getting underneath fingernails, master gardener Paul James shares his some tips and shortcuts to make spring gardening a breeze.
Here, the newest tips and tricks from Paul James, host of Gardening by the Yard:
- To remove the salt deposits that form on clay pots, join equal parts white vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water in a spray bottle. Apply the mixture to the pot and scrub by a plastic brush. Let the pot dry before you plant anything in it.
- To prevent accumulating dirt under your fingernails when you work in the garden, draw your fingernails across a bar of soap and you’ll effectively seal the undersides of your nails so dirt can gather beneath them. Then, after you’ve finished in the garden, use a nailbrush to eliminate the soap and your nails will be sparkling clean.