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TIP! When partaking in gardening activities, particularly in the autumn months, keep an eye on those stink bugs. They like fruits, as well as peppers, beans and tomatoes.

You are ready to plant your organic garden. Congratulations on making the right decision. Below are some excellent ideas to help you begin down the road to an exceptional organic garden.

Clay Soil

TIP! Mint is a very tasty herb that has a tendency to run wild in the garden if not kept in check. Keep the growth under control by growing them in a large gardening pot instead.

If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. The wax prevents the clay from sticking to the shovel, and stops rust from forming.

TIP! Give peas a head start by sprouting them indoors. The seeds will have a better germination rate if you start them indoors.

Try planting your plants in flower pots first, then transferring them to your garden once they have had a bit of time to grow. Your plants will be more likely to survive if you do this. It also helps you make your planting times more frequent. Once you remove the most recent mature plants from your garden, the seedlings are immediately ready to be planted.

TIP! Make sure you read instructions on products and tools before using them. Irritation of the skin or even more serious injuries are possible if you ignore manufacturer’s directions.

Keep an eye open for stink bugs in your garden, especially during the fall months. Fruits, peppers and tomatoes are among the foods they love to eat. If you do not check, they do a lot of damage to plants so try to get rid of them if you can.

TIP! You should purchase a wheelbarrow, as well as a kneeling stool to help you garden. In order to relieve stress on your knees when gardening, always use a small garden stool to be more comfortable.

When you grow veggies in a garden, you need to ensure they get at least six hours of good sunlight each day. This allows the vegetables to grow quickly and healthily. Some flowers also have the same needs.

 

TIP! Every good gardener knows when the best time is to begin harvesting one vegetable or the other. For the optimum flavor, be sure to follow the guidelines for planting and picking.

If you find that you have soil that has high amounts of alkaline, mix used coffee grounds throughout the soil. This is an easy and inexpensive method to increase the acidity of your soil. When you use them, you will start to notice that your vegetables are tastier and more vibrant in color.

TIP! Let your children be involved in your organic gardening efforts. Gardening is a great way for children to learn, and it gives you two a chance to spend some quality time together and produce healthy food.

If you are going to grow peas, start them inside rather then planting them outdoors. Planting them inside helps the seeds germinate better. Give the seeds enough time to get stronger: growing indoors will make it easier for your plants to resist diseases and the pesky bugs. Once your seedlings are sturdy, you can then move them outside.

TIP! A mixture of aspirin and water can help your ailing plants. Try dissolving around one and one half aspirins into around 2 gallons of water for your plants.

Place at least an inch of mulch that is organic in with your veggies! The mulch will help keep the dirt around the plants more moist. It will also prevent weeds from sprouting. This will save you a ton of time and work.

TIP! Make sure you have your gardening tools near you, so you can maximize your gardening efficiency. You can keep them in a good sized bucket, or wear utility pants that have plenty of large pockets.

Now you should be much more prepared when it comes to organic horticulture. By reading and applying the information you have learned, you can go from a novice gardener to an expert-level organic gardener in no time at all. These tips should get you started, and with some ideas of your own, you should have a thriving, beautiful garden in no time.

 
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