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TIP! The quick and drastic change in the weather conditions can shock your plants and cause them to die. It’s important that you gradually change temperate conditions over time, so that your plants can adjust.

Fruits and vegetables that are grown organically are not only healthy and delicious, but also far surpasses any produce you will find in any supermarket. Rather than relying on stores for your organic produce, try growing your own. Below is a selection of organic gardening tips that will help you to start harvesting delicious, healthy produce at home.

TIP! Use pots to start your plants, then transfer them to a garden when they become seedlings. This insures that the plants will grow and thrive into adulthood.

Your plants will respond better to gradual changes of environment. On the first day, place them in the sun outside for only an hour or so. After a week, leave your plants outside for twice as long. If you do this correctly, the plants should be able to make their final move at the end of a week’s time.

Measuring Tool

TIP! If you want your garden full of flowers spring through summer, plant bulbs. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years.

Turn the handles of your garden tools into measuring rulers. You can convert any large handle tool, such as a hoe, shovel, or rake into a measuring tool. Lay the tools down on the floor, then place a measuring tape along the handle. A permanent marker can be used to label distances. When the need arises to measure something while in your garden, the measuring tool you need will literally be “on hand,” sketched into the handles of your tools.

TIP! Good tools for the gardener include a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool. Gardening can take a toll on the knees, but a small ergonomic stool will be a comfortable solution.

Plant a variety of flowers to keep your flower garden colorful and interesting. Annuals and biennials can add excitement and interest to your flower garden every season. 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. Use them to fill gaps between shrubs and perennials in the sun. Notable collections include sunflower, marigold, hollyhock, rudbeckia, cosmos, and petunia.

 

TIP! Garden for fall colors. That doesn’t have to be the case.

You do not need store-bought chemical treatments for plant mildew. All you need to do is mix baking soda with a tiny bit of liquid soap in with some water. Use a spray bottle to apply to your plants weekly until the issue clears up. Baking soda is not harmful to your plants and will take care of the issue as well as any other treatment.

TIP! Protect yourself from sun overexposure while gardening by wearing the proper clothing. Wear sunglasses and hats with wide brims, and apply sunscreen.

Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. If your plants get too moist, they may get sick or infested with parasites. A common parasite to plants is fungi. There are many effective fungicide products that will prevent fungi growth and clear up any existing problems as well.

TIP! Perennial gardens should be prepared easily and quickly in the ground. Take your spade and work up a thin layer of soil.

You should divide irises. The more you divide clusters of irises, the more your irises will multiply. After foliage is no longer alive, remove the flowers with bulbs. The bulbs, when harvested, should easily split by hand – allowing you to replant them for even more blooms next spring. You should split up rhizomes by utilizing a blade. From the outside cut the new pieces and then get rid of the old center. A strong offshoot is needed on every piece that you decide to plant. Replant your cuttings immediately for the best results.

Never buy poor produce again. Use what you’ve read here to get started growing your very own high-quality produce.

 
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