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TIP! Choose plants that will give you the most yield at harvest time. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease.

The rewards of an organic garden to your health and eating pleasure are innumerable. Consider your garden an investment of your time and hard work. Perhaps you are unsure of the benefits of organic gardening, or you are unsure how to get your garden started.

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TIP! If you’re like many gardeners, autumn means that it’s time to get some delicious fall edibles growing in your garden. Try something different by planing kale or lettuce inside a pumpkin, instead of using the planter pots you traditionally use.

You do not need store-bought chemical treatments for plant mildew. Try mixing a little liquid soap with some baking soda in water. You just need to spray your plants with this solution once every five days until the mildew is no longer visible. Baking soda is safe for use on your plants and is a gentle, but effective way to care for your plants.

TIP! If you are growing vegetables in your garden, it is important that you have them in a spot where they can get at least six hours of sun a day. Many veggies require this amount to properly grow at a faster pace.

If you’re planning on horticulture, carefully watch for stink bugs! You should be particularly careful during Autumn. This insect will gladly devour your tomatoes, beans, and peppers, as well as a variety of other fruits. If not managed well, they can wreak havoc on your garden.

TIP! Sometimes the soil you want to use for your garden has a high alkaline content. Combine coffee grounds with the soil to reduce this.

Bulbs are the best solution to get flowers in spring and in summer. Bulbs are easy to grow and hearty, and they keep growing in years to come. Different varieties of bulbs flower at varied times and if you make the right choices you can have blossoms from early spring through late summer.

TIP! Carefully plan your garden first. This way, when the sprouts start shooting up, you can recall where you planted each plant.

Prepare your seeds by soaking them in a dark environment. Soak the seeds by placing them in a container where they are covered with water. This hydrates your seeds and jump-starts their growth. This way, the seeds will have a much better shot at survival once they are planted.

TIP! A set of knee pads are a life saver if you’re an avid gardener and a lot of your plants sit close to the ground. The amount of time that you spend gardening on your knees can make your knees hurt by the time you are done.

Try growing some cat grass or wheat grass in the vicinity of the plants that your cat likes to eat. Try putting mothballs or citrus on your soil to wards pets away.

 

TIP! You can prevent pests using other plants or natural materials. For example, if you plant onions or marigolds along the edges of your vegetable garden, you can ward off slugs.

A good but unusual organic solution for weeding your plants is try “boiling” your weeds way. A pot of boiling hot water can be one of the most safe weed destroyers. Soak weeds with freshly boiled water, just being mindful to not afflict damage on plants you want to keep. Boiling water damages weed and plant roots, so be sure to avoid the plants you don’t want to eliminate.

TIP! You should start pea seedlings indoors instead of planting them outside right at the start. Install your plants inside and wait for the seeds to germinate.

Allow enough room between plants for air to circulate, so that plants do not stay too wet. Moisture on plants is sure to attract disease and parasites. In fact, fungi love a wet plant and can cause a great deal of damage. Although fungi can be treated with sprays, it is possible to preempt the problem and very important to plant health that you do so.

TIP! Take the time to place organic mulch in the area around your vegetable plants. The mulch will add beneficial moisture to your soil.

If you want to grow peas, consider starting them indoors instead of planting them outside. Pea seeds germinate better indoors. Give the seeds enough time to get stronger: growing indoors will make it easier for your plants to resist diseases and the pesky bugs. When these pea plants are sturdy, you can place them outside in your garden.

TIP! Identify a plant that will be the most prominent object of the landscape. In a well designed garden you should have a focal point so that your eyes will stay there.

You may want to think about having evergreens that will produce berries planted in your yard. Your yard will then have bright spots of color all year round, which is especially cheerful in the winter when all of your other flora is bare or colorless. There is quite a variety of plants that will give your garden a splash of color during winter, including the American Cranberrybush, American Holly, Common Snowberry or Winterberry.

TIP! If you have a cut, be careful about exposing it to soil or gardening chemicals. If an open wound is not protected while you are working in the garden, dirt and bacteria may cause the cut to become infected.

As should be obvious by now, organic gardening requires a bit of forethought and planning before implementation. Also, to get the best results, you must stay focused and keep up with it. Use the tips presented here, along with some ideas of your own, and you can be a thriving organic gardener in no time.

 
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