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TIP! You must be sure to remove all of the weeds that grow in your garden. Those nasty weeds can turn your beautiful garden into a scruffy version of its former self.

Horticulture can seem complicated at first, if you do not know what you are doing. If you decide to go the natural route, you may have to know about things like the pH balance of soil and natural bug-fighting concoctions. Organic gardening is way harder than traditional gardening for beginners. Follow the tips in the article below, and you will be a pro in no time.

TIP! As fall arrives, it is the time to prepare for planting fall edibles. A pumpkin can be used as a planting container instead of clay pots.

Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. They gravitate towards perennials with smooth thin leaves, particularly on younger plants. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won’t eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.

TIP! Seeds should be soaked in a dark area overnight. Put a few seeds in a small container and fill it near to the top with water.

It’s sometimes possible to save certain plants from winter cold by bringing them inside. You may want to save the most beautiful or expensive ones. Dig the plant up without damaging the roots and place it a big enough pot.

TIP! Don’t cut your grass too short! If you leave some of the grass when you mow, the roots grow further into the ground, which makes the grass less prone to drying and other hazards. Short grass on the other hand is more susceptible to drying out.

Make sure you remove the weeds from your garden! Weeds can truly ruin a good garden. White vinegar has been known to kill weeds quickly. The acid in white vinegar kills weeds. You may also be using plants that need that very same acid. Putting white vinegar on your plants gets rid of much of the need to pull out the weeds.

TIP! A great garden starts from the seeds and not from the plants. When you begin a garden, it’s most eco friendly to do so with seed.

If your garden includes vegetables, make sure you plant them in a location whether they are exposed to sunlight for a minimum of six hours each day. Most vegetables require this amount of sun in order to grow properly and at a quicker pace. This is also true for some flowers.

 

TIP! Be consistent with garden fertilization. Manure can help grow plants, but to eliminate risk of pathogens, try using a type of commercially composted product.

Do you like mint, but not how they ruin your garden? Instead of planting mint in the ground, confine it to a large pot. The container will keep the roots from spreading throughout you garden, and prevent the mint leaves from sprouting in other areas.

TIP! Your vegetable plants need about two or three inches of mulch placed around them. The mulch will help keep the soil moist for longer periods of time.

A quality garden must be grown from seeds. Not only is this more of an effective method for gardening, but it’s also more environmentally-friendly. Most nurseries use a lot of plastic that is not recycled. If you want to buy plants, find a nurseries that uses organic methods or grow your plants from seeds.

TIP! It is important to follow the instructions on your chemicals and tools closely, especially if you are new to gardening. If you fail to do this, you could cause yourself all sorts of injuries, the most common of which is irritated skin.

Surround your vegetable plants with organic mulch, a few inches worth. The soil will stay moist thanks to the mulch. It will also prevent weeds from sprouting. This will save you time, money, and effort in your lovely garden.

TIP! There is always a best time to pick your garden’s vegetables, and you should know them. Different vegetables have different, ideal times that they should be picked for best flavor.

Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.

 
Updated: April 29, 2016 — 2:33 pm
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