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Unique Ways Honey Can Benefit Your Garden
Natural Fertilizer
Honey gives a garden many micronutrients such as iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium, as well as improves the health of root systems and revives dying plants.
Use honey water when your plants are fruiting for sweeter tasting produce. This might bring pollinators to a garden, including hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies.
Honey has antibacterial and antifungal properties that work best in a vase full of freshly cut flowers because they will help the blossoms stay fresh for much longer.
Put 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a vase
with water. Cut the flowers, remove the leaves from the bottom of the stems, and fix them in a vase.
Encourage Growth
For an all natural approach to using rooting hormone on plant stem cuttings, which encourages stronger and faster root growth, look to the honey in your pantry.
Mix 2 teaspoons of honey into 2 cups of boiling water, let it cool, and dip scored stem cuttings in it. From there they’ll go into your growing medium or potting mixture.
Lure Pests Away
Lots of pests that we’d rather not have hanging around our plants like honey, which means we can employ it to lure them away from our prized vegetables.
Make a flycatcher with plastic covered in honey and hang it in a conspicuous area to trap flies, or hang a plastic bottle full of honey water to trap fruit flies, wasps, and pests.
Perk Up Tired Plants
A study published in Plants-Basel, a botanic science journal, shows that honey can increase drought tolerance in plants by replacing nutrients and antioxidants.
This is good news for gardeners experiencing extreme heat waves and long periods without rain. Mix a homemade foliar spray with honey and warm water if watering isn’t working.