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TIP! It may be helpful to let your plants begin their life in a pot and to transfer them to your garden when they’re seedlings. They are then more likely to survive and to become thriving, mature plants.

Growing organic vegetables and fruits is both healthy and delicious and much better than produce you can get at the supermarket. Instead of buying from stores, why not grow your own? Read on so you know what it takes to create a thriving organic garden.

TIP! Before planting seeds, soak them overnight. Place them in a cupboard or other place where they won’t be exposed to light.

Trying to shovel through clay soil can be extremely difficult and tiresome. Use a thin coat of floor or car wax on your shovel, then buff it with a nice clean cloth to make dealing with clay soil easier. The wax prevents the clay from sticking to the shovel, and stops rust from forming.

TIP! Don’t plant a garden without planning it. This helps you remember where each plant was planted before they begin to sprout.

If you have a wall or fence that you do not like, plant climbers to mask its appearance. Climbing plants are known to be very versatile, and can help hide any ugly wall or fence, and this often only takes one growing season. Climbers can also be trained to grow and cover an arbor, and they will grow through or around existing trees and shrubs. Some must be tied onto a support, but a number of climbers attach to surfaces with twining stems or tendrils. Some of these plants include, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle!

TIP! Split up irises. You can divide those overgrown clumps and increase the amount of irises you have.

Vegetables in a garden need to have at least six hours of sun every day in order to thrive. Most vegetables need that much sun to grow rapidly and successfully. This is true of some flowers.

TIP! Surround your vegetable plants with organic mulch, a few inches worth. The organic mulch will keep moisture in the soil for a little longer.

One natural method of weed removal is called “boiling”. Boiling water in a pot is a safe “herbicide.” All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. Boiling water damages the weed roots and will inhibit future growth.

TIP! When tending a vegetable garden, you might find that pest control is a bit difficult. Since your vegetables are meant to be eaten, refrain from spraying them with harsh chemicals.

 

Make sure that you divide your irises! You can divide those overgrown clumps and increase the amount of irises you have. Uproot bulbous irises if the flowers have wilted. You will be able to split the bulb easily and replant it to get more flowers next year. You should divide rhizomes using a knife. Throw away the center after carefully cutting new sprouts from the exterior. Each piece needs one strong offshoot. Replant your new rhizome pieces as soon as you have finished the cuttings.

TIP! When gardening, avoid the use of strong broad-spectrum pesticides. This particular type of pesticide will also kill the useful insects that consume the pests.

If you’re a new gardener, it is vital that you follow the instructions when it comes to your chemicals and tools. If you don’t pay good attention, you could wind up with skin irritations or other issues. Directions, especially safety rules, are there for your own good, so make sure you follow instructions on your tools and chemicals to the letter.

TIP! Beautiful insects are attracted to heather when you plant it. Heather is desirable to bees; when heather emerges in early spring, it can be a source of nectar.

Consider planting evergreens in your garden that produce berries. These help to give your garden nice looking color, even during winter when most vegetation is colorless. These plants can help you get some color during the winter months: Winterberry, Common Snowberry, American Holly, and American Cranberrybush.

TIP! If you have a cut on your hand, take the time to make sure it is either healed or completely covered before you put your hands in the soil. If grime gets into the cut, it could become infected.

It can be tough to keep insects and other plant-ruining crawlies from infesting your garden. One major benefit of growing your own produce is knowing that they haven’t been treated with pesticides and other harsh chemicals. The key to keeping garden pests at bay is to be relentless. By noticing them at an early stage, you can simply pluck them away from your plants with your fingers.

TIP! Go slowly as you plant the seeds. Water the soil first.

Choose a plant to use for a focal point. To create an attractive garden design, arrange a focal point to draw attention. Frequently, it will be a plant that’s very different from others in the neighborhood.

Don’t buy any more low-quality produce from the supermarket. Implement these tips and starting reaping the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables.

 
Updated: March 12, 2016 — 9:10 am
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