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There are lots of natural ways that you can grow a healthy, organic garden. Once you learn about them, they are surprisingly easy to put into place.

TIP! Plants that climb can hide fences and walls. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season.

Slowly acclimatize your plants to the outside environment to keep from shocking them. Try placing them outside in sunlight for about an hour or maybe two the first day. As the week progresses, gradually increase their exposure to the outdoors. By the end of the week, your plants should be ready to make the big move with no problem!

TIP! Bulbs are the best solution to get flowers in spring and in summer. Bulbs will grow every year and are easier to take care of than seeds.

Start your seedlings in pots inside and then transplant them into your garden. They are more likely to survive the transition to adulthood with this method. In addition, it offers you a smaller time frame between plantings. Once you’ve removed the previous group of plants, your seedlings can go into the ground.

TIP! Grow some wheat grass or catnip for your cat to eat instead. Alternatively, you can try putting mothballs, citrus peel or anything else with an odor that cats find distasteful in the soil surrounding the plants.

Plant perennials that are slug-proof. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant in one night. They often enjoy feeding on perennials with very smooth and tender leaves. Young plants are a special favorite of theirs. There are perennials that slugs do not want to eat, the ones that they hate have hairy leaves, or are unappealing to their taste. Some of these plants include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, hellaborus, and heuchera.

TIP! A set of knee pads is a great investment if your garden has a lot of low-growing plants. Kneeling on the ground as you garden will eventually cause serious discomfort for your knees.

To get the best results, you must use the right soil. You may need to alter the kind of soil you use based on the types of plants you intend to grow. You can simply use one type of soil to make an artificial area.

Co2 Levels

TIP! Do you enjoy fresh mint, but don’t like how they engulf your garden in their growth? Instead of planting mint in the ground, confine it to a large pot. If you prefer, you can even place the container in the ground, but the pot’s walls will prevent the mint from spreading and being a nuisance in your garden.

 

All plants need an adequate supply of carbon dioxide in order to thrive. Plants tend to grow better when the CO2 levels are higher. A greenhouse is the best way to create an environment rich in CO2. It’s best to keep CO2 levels high for the best growth of your plants.

TIP! Be aware of the optimum time frame for harvesting vegetables. Each veggie has its own prime time for harvesting.

Plant a little catnip or wheatgrass in the area surrounding the plants that your cat is devouring. Offensive smells also work to repel cats and other pesky animals from eating your plants. Try putting mothballs, citrus peels, garlic and other pungent items on the topsoil.

TIP! If you have a problem with your dog disturbing your garden, you can repel him by spraying perfume or other scents on the grass near the edge. By masking the smells he may be attracted to, he should take less interest in the garden plants.

Set your mower blades higher, so you don’t cut the grass too short. Cutting your grass at a taller height allows grass roots to grow deeper and stronger, which helps lessen the chance of your lawn drying out easily. If the grass is too short, it produces shallow roots and that leads to a lawn with brown spots and dried-out patches.

TIP! Include your children in your efforts to organic gardening. A garden can teach your children about the joy of rewarding work and nutrition while bonding.

Always have a plan for the garden prior to the start of planting it. This will assist you in recognizing your tiny plants when they start to pop up. It can also aid in identifying the less prominent fledgling plants that lie withing a larger landscaped garden.

Anyone may plant gardens, but only those who are knowledgeable can get more out of their planted crops. Simply follow this handy organic advice.

 
Updated: September 4, 2014 — 1:06 am
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