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Tips To Help You Succeed With Organic Horticulture

 

TIP! So you don’t shock the plants, you should gradually get them use to a change in the temperature and conditions. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day.

You are ready to grow a healthy organic garden. What perfect timing! This article is packed with tips and inspiration that will allow you to better understand the basics of organic horticulture. Read on!

TIP! When selecting among several varieties of a plant, choose the ones that will produce the largest yield. A hybrid designed for your weather, and resistant to local diseases, will give a better yield than non-hybrids.

It is important that you give your plants the chance to gradually adjust to the change in temperature and conditions, or you risk shocking them. When starting the transition, leave the plants in the sun for just 1-2 hours. Over a period of several days, slowly increase the time they are allowed to stay outside. After one week, the plants should be fully acclimated and ready to move outside.

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.

You need to consider beginning the plants into pots. Then, you can plant the seedlings into your garden. Your plants will be more likely to survive if you do this. In addition, it lets you tighten the time in between plantings. Once the fully matured plants are removed, the seedlings can be planted.

TIP! Your plants should always be kept in an aerated, dry area. Damp leaves can lead to plant disease and parasites.

Save some plants in the winter by bringing them indoors. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants. Carefully dig up the plants, using caution not to disturb the roots, then transfer into a pot.

TIP! Take a look at planting berry-producing evergreens in your yard. This will allow your garden to have color, even in the dreary winter months.

Take all of the weeds out of your landscaping! Weeds can turn a beautiful garden into an eyesore. A great way to get rid of them is to use white vinegar. White vinegar is natural, very inexpensive, and can really kill the weeds! If you are too busy to pull weeds by hand, make a white vinegar solution and keep it handy for a quick spray when needed.

TIP! An easy, inexpensive way to give them nutrients is to pour the leftover water from your steamed vegetables into the soil. You can also use tea or coffee grounds to acidify soil for plants such as rhododendrons and gardenias.

 

During fall, you should plant cold weather vegetables. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! Hollow out the pumpkin and spray with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rot. When this is finished, you are now ready to plant.

TIP! Broad-spectrum pesticides should be avoided in your garden. These pesticides will kill every type of pest in your garden, including beneficial bugs that eat garden pests.

There are grass varieties, such as wheat grass or catnip, that will give your feline something to nibble on besides your garden. Additionally, use your cat’s keen sense of smell to your advantage. Citrus fruit peels and mothballs both smell horrible to cats, so put them on the soil near the plants your cat likes to eat.

TIP! If you have plants inside, make sure the thermostat stays between 65 and 75 degrees. It is important for them to be kept in this temperature range if they are to grow properly.

Do not mow your lawn close to the bottom. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. If the grass is too short that will lead to shallow roots, which will cause a brown and dried-out lawn.

TIP! It can be easy to prepare the soil in a perennial garden. With a garden spade, slice under the dirt then flip it over.

Protect your delicate deciduous shrubs from harsh elements. Any potted shrubs should be sheltered in the winter from cold weather. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. Covering your foliage in plastic will let the air in – and may lead to decay.

TIP! Do not plant your seeds in a rush. To begin with, you need to dampen the soil sufficiently.

You should now feel enthusiastically prepared to enter the relaxing and productive world of organic gardening. You are now the expert, even if you didn’t think so before. You’ve read tips that you can use to create a lovely garden full of organic and natural products.

 
Updated: September 27, 2014 — 9:37 am
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