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Grow Your Organic Garden With These Tips

 

TIP! Select plants that produce a relatively high yield. Hybrids are usually hardier in terms of disease and weather resistance, and are designed to produce more.

A lot of people are finding out the benefits of growing an organic garden. Using this simple advice, you can begin growing your own thriving organic garden. Save yourself a lot of time and efforts by learning more the many different resources available.

TIP! There is no need to purchase a costly chemical if your plants develop powdery mildew. A great home remedy is to mix baking soda with water and a little bit of liquid soap.

Clay soil can be a real pain to work with as it often sticks to the end of the shovel. To make the clay soft so you aren’t working as hard, take floor or car wax and rub a light coat on the surface of the shovel using a clean cloth, then buff the surface. This will keep the soil from sticking, and prevent rusting of the tool.

TIP! Try using climber plants to cover up your fences and walls. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season.

Before you even place the first plant in your garden, you need to check the composition of your soil. Have a soil report done. It is cost effective and you can make necessary adjustments, based on the report, to your soil so it is correctly enriched to encourage plant growth. It can avoid ruined vegetables and flowers, so check with places, such as a cooperative extension department to see where you can obtain the analysis.

TIP! Plants need a sufficient amount of CO2 for proper maximum growth. The majority of plants thrive when they are exposed to a high level of carbon dioxide.

Consider growing wheat grass or cat grass near the plants your cat enjoys eating. You could also repel your pet by planting rosemary or placing citrus fruit peels around your garden.

TIP! If you want your garden to blossom with flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant some bulbs in it. Bulbs are one of the easiest plants to grow and are hardy perennials that return each year.

 

Irises can be easily divided. If you divide the overgrown clumps of flowers, you’ll find that your stock grows proportionally. Try to life the bulbous irises when foliage begins to die. The bulbs will then split naturally in the palm of your hand and if they’re re-planted, they can flower next year. Use a knife to carefully divide rhizomes. Cut new outside pieces and dispose of the center. If done properly, each piece that remains for planting should have a minimum of one viable offshoot. You also need to make sure that you replant the new pieces as soon as possible.

TIP! Plant cool-weather edibles in the fall. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! After cutting an opening and removing the meat and seeds from inside the pumpkin, use Wilt-Pruf, sprayed throughout the inside and cut edges, and prevent rot from occurring.

Pouring the excess water from your dinner of steamed veggies on them can help. Some plants, such as gardenias, azaleas and rhododendrons need acidic soil for proper growth. Increase the acidity of your soil by adding coffee grounds and unused tea bags. If fungus is an issue, Chamomile tea sprinkled on the plant may be effective.

TIP! Soak your seeds in a dark spot during the overnight hours. Drop some seeds into a small glass or other container, and fill it with water.

Plan your garden, and plant with fall colors in mind. But, that does not have to be the case! The fall season is probably the most colorful of the year in terms of foliage. Maple, beech trees or dogwood take on some amazing colors. When selecting shrubs that will be colorful during the fall, consider hydrangea, barberry, or cotoneaster.

TIP! A set of comfortable knee pads makes a great investment if your garden is full of plant material that stays low to the ground. The time that you will have to spend on your knees in your garden can cause you unnecessary knee pain.

An organic garden takes time and patience, as we have previously advised. The next time your are working in your garden, see if there may be an opportunity to test a few of these tips. There are a huge number of plants to grow, and with these tips, you’ll succeed no matter which plants you ultimately choose.

 
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