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TIP! Slowly acclimatize your plants to the outside environment to keep from shocking them. Start by placing your plants outside for a few hours only.

An organic garden is a fascinating thing that also requires a lot of time and attention. Good organic gardening techniques can be very useful in this context. Following organic horticulture practices will result in tastier fruits and vegetables, as well as happier plants. Follow this advice and your organic garden will soon be flourishing above the rest!

TIP! Shelter your deciduous shrubs. If you have some tender shrubs that are in planters, you need to protect them from cold weather.

Put sod down the right way. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Pull out any weeds and break up the soil. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. Afterward, you want to make sure the soil is moistened. Lay the sod down in alternated rows, keeping the joints set off from one another. Even out the surface of the sod by firming it down flat, filling any available gaps with a handful of dirt. After two weeks of daily watering, the sod should be rooted; at this time, it is now safe to walk on it.

TIP! Think about berry-producing trees that are green year round for your garden. This will keep your garden colorful, even during those months when other plants are not growing.

Learn about plant varieties so you can choose the ones with the best yields. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease. These often give higher yields due to higher survival rates.

TIP! Avoid sun damage by dressing appropriately whenever you will be gardening in the sun. This includes wide-brimmed hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses.

Plant vines like ivy to cover fences and dividing walls. They can be used to cover up unsightly fences or walls. Often, they can grow enough to cover up an eyesore in one season. They also have been known to grow through existing trees or shrubs, or can be easily taught to cover any size arbor. Some require a support, while other climbers attach to surfaces using twining stems or tendrils. Some of the most reliable varieties are wisteria, clematis, jasmine, honeysuckle and climbing roses.

TIP! You can help your plants resist disease by spraying them with aspirin water. Dissolve one aspirin and a half for 2 gallons of water.

Plants need CO2 grow well. A major portion of plants grow their best in an environment with a saturated level of CO2. The best way to expose your plants to a high level of carbon dioxide is by growing them in a greenhouse. A greenhouse will help maintain a high level of CO2 and cause the plants to grow faster.

 

TIP! Keep your gardening tools close by to maximize gardening efficiency. For example, you could use an over-sized tote bag or an apron with multiple pockets.

Make sure to be weary of stink bugs whenever you garden, particularly during the fall months. This insect will gladly devour your tomatoes, beans, and peppers, as well as a variety of other fruits. They can do serious damage in your garden, so look for an effective method of reducing their population.

TIP! When your seeds sprout, they will not be in need of the warmth they needed to germinate. To ensure that your plants do not suffer shock, start eliminating the use of a heat source.

Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. If you have them in pots, you need to guard them from cold weather that will damage or kill them. The tops should be tied together, and the wigwam should be loosely covered with a sheet or blanket. People sometimes use plastic to wrap their plants, but plastic can cause the plants to rot because it impedes air circulation.

TIP! Cover your flower beds with two or three inches of compost or organic mulch. This will prevent weeds from growing, retain humidity, and feed your plants with the nutrients they need.

You can use natural materials or other plants in your garden to keep away pests. Plant marigolds or onions around other vegetables to keep slugs away from them. Another way to get rid of pests is to spread wood ash at ground level around shrubs and tree plantings. When done naturally, there is no need for pesticides with harsh, and sometimes dangerous, chemicals

TIP! Pine can make a great mulch. Some plants need acidic soil to grow properly, because of their own acid content.

Organic horticulture can help you develop an appreciation for the taste and freshness of your food. Organic gardening takes patience and manual labor, but it’s worth it when you start reaping the benefits of your labor.

 
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