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A GARDENING professional has revealed her tip for controlling bugs in her vegetable patch.
Her method was so simple that even the least green-fingered of gardeners could achieve it and protect their crops.
Nicole (@momdoesallthethings) has a talent for demystifying the art of growing vegetables on her TikTok.
“Making everything from scratch, doer of all things,” is how she describes herself on her platform.
Her approach is home-spun and highly practical and so it was in this post.
“Grow garlic. It’s easy,” she said, holding up a sprouting garlic bulb in her hand.
She explained what she was going to do: “So I’m planning on planting garlic because all this garlic for my pickles? It’s all sprouted.”
It was very simple.“So how do you do it? You stick it in the dirt. That’s pretty much it.”
But her garlic was also her secret weapon. “I’m planting these underneath my tomatoes for bug control, so they don’t die.”
It was an excellent tip because all of her tomato crops were thriving, according to her.
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Without any ceremony, she stuck the sprouting bulbs in the dirt, marking the location with small wooden sticks.
“It’s super easy,” she said of her no-nonsense method. “I stick them in the dirt, mark them, and let them grow.”
Nicole then demonstrated what sort of crop would-be veggie growers could look forward to once the garlic bulbs had grown.
“Before we go inside we’re going to harvest my little bulbs,” she beamed.
She snipped off the greenery growing from the top of her garlic that had already been planted some time ago.
“And I’m going to put that in my salad,” she said with relish. Before reminding viewers what they must do: “Plant garlic,” she said.