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Confused About Organic Gardening? Use These Tips!

October 12, 2016

TIP! Transform the handles of your tools into convenient measuring devices. You can convert any large handle tool, such as a hoe, shovel, or rake into a measuring tool.

Pay close attention to your organic garden, and take the absolute best care of it that you possibly can. A little extra gardening know-how doesn’t hurt either. Following organic gardening practices will result in tastier fruits and vegetables, as well as happier plants. So, take heed of this advice so that your organic garden is the one that shines.

TIP! Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season.

It is important that you give your plants the chance to gradually adjust to the change in temperature and conditions, or you risk shocking them. On the first day, put them out in sunlight for about an hour or so. As time goes by, slowly increase the time they spent outdoors. Finally, after about a week, you should be able to move them outside and leave them there for the summer.

TIP! Fill your garden with bulbs if you want to enjoy beautiful flowers through the spring and into summer. Most bulbs are extremely hearty and grow easily.

Slug-proof your garden with smart perennial choices. If slugs or snails find their favorite perennials in your garden, they’ll snack all night. When you wake up in the morning, there will be very little left of your plants. These pests are especially attracted to tender sprouts and to delicate, soft leaves. There are perennials that slugs do not want to eat, the ones that they hate have hairy leaves, or are unappealing to their taste. Excellent varieties include heuchera, achillea, euphorbia, campanula, and helleborus.

Healthy Soil

TIP! When dealing with any type of seeds in gardening, it’s important that you soak them overnight in a cool, dark location. Drop your seeds into a small jar that is filled with cold water.

Your first and best line of defense against pests is having healthy soil. Healthy soil encourages vigorous plant growth and makes your garden more resistant to common diseases and insects. For healthy plants, start with healthy soil that is properly amended and free of chemicals in order to avoid salt accumulation.

TIP! If a test indicates that your soil is very alkaline, you can mix the dirt with used coffee grounds. Coffee grounds are an affordable means of adding acid to the soil so that it is pH-balanced.

Pick the correct soil to get the best results. Find out more about the plants you like and which type of soil is best. You can also make an artificial area with one variety of soil.

TIP! An eye-catching plant makes an attractive focal point for your garden or flowerbed. Your focal point will be the main center of attention for anyone who sees your garden.

In order for plants to grow, they must have enough CO2. Most plants will grow better with more CO2. Growing plants in a greenhouse is the best way to contain CO2 for use by your plants. For the best growing conditions you should keep the CO2 levels high.

TIP! To keep your dog out of your garden, spray old perfume, aftershave, or other scented items in the grass around it. This will help mask the scents that attract your dog, and will make your garden a less interesting place for your pet to be.

Bulbs planted in the spring can flower all the way into summer. These are hearty choices, choices that will reward you for years despite the little effort that is involved in their care. Keep in mind that different bulb types bloom differently and at different time periods, so when you choose a bulb plan accordingly, you can have your plant blooms lasting spring into summer.

TIP! If you can’t wait for a cut to heal before digging in the dirt, then at least protect your cuts from exposure. Your cut could get infected if you’re dealing with grime and dirt when gardening.

When you grow veggies in a garden, you need to ensure they get at least six hours of good sunlight each day. Many veggies require this amount to properly grow at a faster pace. It’s also the same for some types of flowers.

TIP! If you plan to raise organic plants inside, you need to think about how much light they will get. Almost every type of plant you grow requires ample sunlight, so think about how much natural light you home receives or if you perhaps need to supplement with UV lamps.

For an unusual, but effective, organic solution to weeding young plants, try “boiling” the weeds away. Boiling water is a very safe alternative to other potent herbicides. Douse the weeds with this pot, just avoid the nearby plants. Boiling water will actually hurt the roots, and it will prevent the weeds from growing.

TIP! When it is harvest time, use a laundry basket. An old basket will act like a strainer does.

Do you love fresh mint leaves but hate how they quickly grow to take over your garden? Rein their growth; you can do this simply by planting mint inside a larger garden container or pot. If you would like, go ahead and plant the container and the plant right in the ground to prevent root overtake.

TIP! When you are growing seedlings in your organic garden, lightly brush over them using your hand up to twice a day. That may sound like a silly thing to do, but it’s been proven to help plants grow larger than they would otherwise.

Start a new garden from seeds. Your can contribute to environmental soundness by beginning your garden with fresh seeds. The plastic used in nurseries often end up in landfills, that is why it is advised to use seeds or purchase from nurseries that make use of organic materials when packaging their plants.

TIP! Construct raised flower beds of brick, stone, or wood. If you choose wood, it needs to be naturally rot resistant and untreated.

Pest control is tough when you have a veggie garden. Do not spray harsh chemicals on the vegetables you are going to eat. There is only one way to effectively control pests in your garden, and that is to stay vigilant in your efforts. If you catch them early, you can take them off the plants by hand.

TIP! The best feature of organics is that they are pesticide free. Although this is better for your health, you do need to check organic produce for infestation of bugs before eating it.

Plant things that will give you color for the fall. That doesn’t have to be, however. The fall season is probably the most colorful of the year in terms of foliage. Many trees display a range of the vivid colors of fall, from bright yellow to rich crimson, including maple, beech, and dogwood. When choosing shrubs, think about cotoneaster, hydrangea or barberry.

Organic Garden

TIP! Weeds are annoying in any garden. This organic weed killer is safe for both you and the environment.

As you can conclude from what you have just read, having an organic garden can provide you with nutrient rich and fresh fruits and vegetables. It takes a lot of work and tons of patience, but it is all worth it in the end to have a successful organic garden.

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