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Ideas To Grow A Garden The Organic Way

There are so many tools and methods to grow an all-natural, vibrant and healthy garden. You only need to learn about them and implement them.

TIP! A good way to ensure that your seeds sprout effectively is to start them in smaller pots and then transplant them once they reach the seedling stage. Doing this betters your odds of your plants making it to adulthood.

Gradually acclimate plants to temperature changes and conditions, if you want to avoid shocking them. Start by placing your plants outside for a few hours only. Throughout the week, gradually increase the time they are spent outside. By the week’s end, your plants should then be ready for the big move!

TIP! Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant in one night.

Start your plants in some pots and plant its seedlings in the garden. This increases the chance that your plants will survive to adulthood. This method also gives you the freedom of tightening time periods between each planting. The seedlings are reading for planting immediately after you remove older plants.

Baking Soda

TIP! A garden needs the right type of soil to grow properly. Have a soil report done.

If you have any mildew on the plants, do not go out and buy anything. Mix a little liquid soap and baking soda in water. Once a week, spray this solution on your plants and your mildew should disappear in no time. Baking soda will effectively remove the mildew without damaging your plants.

TIP! When you are mowing your lawn do not cut it too closely to the dirt. If you leave a bit more height, the grass roots will get deeper, making your lawn stronger.

Analyze the soil before you even get started with working in a garden. You can get a soil analysis, and if you find your soil needs a supplement, do it! It is worth having this information so that crops do not get ruined. Most Cooperative Extension offices provide this service.

TIP! Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. Tender shrubs are very sensitive to cold weather, especially those that are planted in pots.

Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. Another option is to place something smelly, like citrus peels or mothballs, on the soil surrounding the plants that have previously been eaten.

TIP! Surround your vegetable plants with organic mulch, a few inches worth. The organic mulch will keep moisture in the soil for a little longer.

Many people think the best green gardens start from seeds, rather than plants. It’s better for the environment to begin from seed. Very few nurseries recycle the plastics that they use as containers for their plants, so the majority of these containers are thrown away and dumped in landfills. Therefore, it is better for the environment to plant a garden with seeds or to find a nursery that packages its plants using organic materials.

TIP! Know when is the best time to harvest your vegetables. Each veggie has its own prime time for harvesting.

There are several all-natural ways to keep pests out of your garden, including certain plants. For example, slugs can be deterred by the presence of marigolds or onions. Keep insects away from shrub and tree seedlings with mulch containing wood ash. These methods are environmentally-friendly and mean you do not have to resort to harsh chemicals.

Anyone can plant a garden, but only those with the proper knowledge will receive the most out of their crop. Put these organic horticulture tips to use.

Updated: August 3, 2013 — 9:24 pm
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