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Tips On Using Your Green Thumb In Organic Horticulture

 

TIP! Try planting seeds in pots, and then transferring the seedlings to your garden. Your plants will have a better chance of getting big and healthy! This will also allow you to stick to a tighter, cleaner planting schedule.

Organic fruits and vegetables are both delicious and healthy, far surpassing normal supermarket produce. So save yourself some money and grow produce from your own garden! Keep reading to learn how to grow organic fruits and vegetables at home.

TIP! Regular weeding is essential to the health of any garden. Weeds can take over a healthy garden faster than you think.

If mildew is forming on your plants, you should not purchase an expensive chemical. Mix plain baking soda with a small bit of liquid soap and water. Once a week, spray this solution on your plants and your mildew should disappear in no time. Baking soda won’t harm your plants, and takes care of the mildew efficiently and gently.

TIP! Do not cut your grass too short. By leaving your grass a little higher off the ground, it give the roots a chance to grow deep into the soil which makes the lawn stronger, and that helps keep it from drying out.

A certain amount of CO2 is necessary for plants to maximize their growth potential. Often, plants achieve better growth when they are surrounded by high levels of CO2. A greenhouse will provide the best method of providing enough CO2 for your plants. The levels need to be kept high for optimum greenery growth.

TIP! Using boiling water to kill weeds is both efficient and organic. Boiling water is a very safe alternative to other potent herbicides.

Pull all the weeds in your garden. Weeds will cause your garden to become overgrown and cluttered. For this task, try using white vinegar. White vinegar will definitely kill the weeds! If you’re annoyed with pulling up weeds manually, douse them with a white vinegar solution.

TIP! Make sure your pesticides are focused on only what you’re trying to kill. These pesticides will also kill any beneficial insects that consume the pests you are trying to get rid of.

For areas with high alkaline, mix coffee grounds into the soil. Basically, the grounds resupply the soil with acid. This is one of the most inexpensive ways to achieve this result. With it, you will find that your greens and vegetables will be more vibrant and tasty!

 

TIP! To keep dogs from disturbing your garden, spray some old aftershave, cologne, perfume or other strongly-scented products in the dirt or grass surrounding it. Your dog will find more interesting scents to explore elsewhere and leave your garden alone.

Many people think the best green gardens start from seeds, rather than plants. It’s better for the environment to begin from seed. It is common for commercial plants to be packaged in plastic that is not commonly recycled, and therefore, it is better to use seeds or purchase plantings only from merchants who make use of organic packaging.

TIP! After your seeds sprout, the containers do not need to stay as warm as they once did. It’s important to move the plants away from any heat source as they grow larger.

There are natural steps you can take to keep garden pests at bay. A good way to keep slugs away is to create a border with onions around a garden with vegetables. Marigolds would do this trick as well. Wood ash also makes a great insect deterrent; simply use it as mulch around your shrub and tree seedlings. When done naturally, there is no need for pesticides with harsh, and sometimes dangerous, chemicals

TIP! Coffee grounds are a great addition to soil. Plants can use the nitrogenous nutrients found in coffee grounds.

Don’t count the fall season out. That need not be the case though! The brightest season of the year when it comes to foliage is fall. Many trees display a range of the vivid colors of fall, from bright yellow to rich crimson, including maple, beech, and dogwood. When choosing shrubs, think about cotoneaster, hydrangea or barberry.

TIP! When planting your organic garden, spacing is an important thing to keep in mind. When the garden is bare, it is sometimes hard to envision how much space a mature plant actually needs.

Protect yourself from sun overexposure while horticulture by wearing the proper clothing. Pair sunglasses with wide-brimmed hats and a dab of sunblock. By protecting yourself from the sun’s rays, you lower your risk of getting sunburns or skin cancer.

Don’t settle for produce that is inferior. Use these suggestions listed here to produce fruit and veggies.

 
Updated: April 24, 2015 — 6:31 am
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