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If you want a healthy organic garden, you have many options. You just need to learn them and use them.

TIP! Save some plants in the winter by bringing them indoors. You may be able to save your most resistant or expensive plants.

Use slug-proof varieties of perennials wherever possible. Snails and slugs are garden nightmares, and only need a single evening to obliterate a plant. They gravitate towards perennials with smooth thin leaves, particularly on younger plants. Slugs and snails will leave some perennials alone, particularly those with a bad taste or tough, hairy leaves. Some of these plants include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, hellaborus, and heuchera.

Baking Soda

TIP! Try dividing the irises. Take clumps that have become overgrown and divvy them up into separate plants.

You don’t need a costly chemical solution to deal with powdery mildew in your garden. Try mixing a little liquid soap with some baking soda in water. You then want to spray this mixture on your plants one time a week until you notice the mildew disappear. Baking soda is safe for use on your plants and is a gentle, but effective way to care for your plants.

TIP! Remember to place a layer of mulch over the soil around your vegetables, approximately 2 inches deep. Mulch keeps soil moist for longer periods of time.

As you cut your grass, do not trim it too low to the ground. If you allow your grass to grow a little longer, the roots will go down deeper into the dirt, helping the grass grow better and remain hydrated. Grass that is shorter has a root system that is easier to dry out.

TIP! An easy, inexpensive way to give them nutrients is to pour the leftover water from your steamed vegetables into the soil. It is also possible to utilize coffee ground or tea to make the soil more acidic for gardenias, rhododendrons and other plants that prefer acidic soil.

All of your vegetable plants should have approximately two inches, just outside the stem, of organic mulch placed around them. The mulch will keep the soil around the plants moist a little longer. It also prevents weed growth. You will benefit by not having to spend so much time fighting weed growth.

TIP! Heather can bring helpful critters into your garden. Bees are naturally attracted to heather for its nectar.

Think about planting evergreen plants that will produce berries in the backyard. They add color to your yard, throughout the year. A few examples that you could go with include the American Holly, the Winterberry, the American Cranberrybush, and the Common Snowberry.

 

TIP! Involve the whole family in your gardening hobby; children find growing things to be very interesting. Helping a garden grow is an excellent learning experience for kids, and it allows your family to spend time together while creating healthy, nutritious foods.

Prevent damage from the sun by making sure you dress correctly whenever you go outside to garden. Wear hats and sunglasses, and make use of sunscreen. Protecting yourself from the sun is the best way to prevent sunburns and skin cancer.

TIP! Enhance your property value and beauty with gardening and landscaping. Landscaping provides some of the best home improvement returns.

Heather is a magnet for friendly insects. Heather is quite alluring to bees; when spring comes along, it provides the bees with a source of nectar early. Heather beds are common grounds for helpful insects such as spiders and ground beetles, because they don’t usually get bothered by human activity. With this in mind make sure you wear some gloves when you are working with the heather.

TIP! Be sure your new compost pile contains roughly the same proportion of dried and green plants. Add grass clippings, waste from fruits and vegetables, leaves, and weeds for the green materials in your compost pile.

Using a solution of aspirin and water can prevent certain plant diseases. Crush and dissolve one and one-half 325mg tablets in two full gallons of plain water. Then spray your plants with this mixture to stave off diseases. Spray them once about every three weeks.

TIP! A good thing to know when it comes to your organic garden, and running it, is to, a couple times a day, lightly ruffle the seedlings with cardboard or your hand. However odd this may sound, research shows that this touching encourages seedlings to grow better than they would without touching.

If you’re growing indoor organic plants, you should ensure that you think about how much light is available for them. If your windows are small or receive little light due to their positioning, a plant that requires little sunlight will be more comfortable and healthy. Otherwise, you could simply use your own lights.

Anyone can have a garden, but it takes knowledge to have a productive and healthy one. Use the tips provided here for organic gardening.

 
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