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Advice For Starting Your Own Organic Garden

TIP! Clay soil makes working with a shovel difficult. The clay is hard and sticks to the shovel.

No doubt you are familiar with organic foods, or at least know what they are. It’s usually easy to distinguish the organic items from the others. The organic products cost more, and they often come in distinctive packaging. Review the ideas in this piece and see how you can have an organic garden in your own backyard.

TIP! Use slug-proof varieties of perennials wherever possible. Creatures like snails or slugs can destroy a plant in a single night.

You must gradually introduce your plants to changing conditions and temperatures, so you do not shock them. The first day you transfer your plants, you should only allow them to sit in direct sunlight for a few hours. Over one week, gradually build up the amount of hours you leave the plants outside. By the weekend, the plants can make that big move without a problem!

TIP! Annuals and biennials are an excellent way to add a splash of bright color to your flower gardens. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year.

Slug-proof your garden with smart perennial choices. If slugs or snails find their favorite perennials in your garden, they’ll snack all night. When you wake up in the morning, there will be very little left of your plants. These pests gravitate to young perennials with smooth, tender, thin leaves. Slugs and snails will leave some perennials alone, particularly those with a bad taste or tough, hairy leaves. Several good choices include heuchera, campanula, achillea, and euphorbia.

TIP! Check the nutrients in the soil before you plant your garden. Have a soil report done.

Do not spend your money on chemicals to fight mildew. Combine baking soda with a small dollop of liquid soap and add it to water. Spray this solution on plants once weekly until the mildew is gone. This is a natural solution for ridding your plants of mildew safely.

TIP! Plants all need a good supply of C02 to grow properly! Most plants grow better in higher levels of CO2. A great way to reach these CO2 levels is through a greenhouse.

Bring some plants into your home to protect them against winter weather. You might want to transplant your most valuable varieties. Be careful not to damage the root system as you dig up the plant, and place it in a pot.

TIP! Plant some wheat grass or cat grass near where you car tends to nibble in your garden. Offensive smells also work to repel cats and other pesky animals from eating your plants.

As you cut your grass, do not trim it too low to the ground. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. When you cut the grass too short, the roots are often not deep enough, which causes your lawn to have dry patches of brown, discolored grass.

TIP! Take extra care of any fragile shrubs that are known to drop their leaves in the autumn. Shrubs in pots especially need special care in the colder weather.

Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.

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