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TIP! Clay soil can be a real pain to work with as it often sticks to the end of the shovel. Use a thin coat of floor or car wax on your shovel, then buff it with a nice clean cloth to make dealing with clay soil easier.

Gardening is a wonderful way to grow more than flowers; you can also grow vegetables and fruits in your backyard. The only thing better than picking fresh tomatoes for your salad, is having an entire salad for your efforts. Glean some great horticulture information from the following article that will help your garden be the best it can be.

TIP! If you’re like many gardeners, autumn means that it’s time to get some delicious fall edibles growing in your garden. A pumpkin can be used as a planting container instead of clay pots.

Your plants will respond better to gradual changes of environment. When starting the transition, leave the plants in the sun for just 1-2 hours. Throughout the week, you should increase a little at a time how long you have them outside. If you do this correctly, the plants should be able to make their final move at the end of a week’s time.

TIP! In a place that’s dark, pre-soak the seeds. Place your seeds in a container filled with water.

Fight pests before you even plant, by getting your soil in shape. Healthy plants grown in robust and enriched soil have an advantage in fighting pest infestation. High-quality soil that is low on chemicals is key. It’s the first thing you should think about when planning on growing your garden.

Baking Soda

TIP! Ensure that your plants are kept dry, and aerated daily. If your plants are moist, this can attract disease and parasites.

Do not spend your money on chemicals to fight mildew. Mix a little liquid soap and baking soda in water. Spray this onto your plants about once per week or until it subsides. Baking soda is not harmful to your plants and will take care of the issue as well as any other treatment.

TIP! You should start pea seedlings indoors instead of planting them outside right at the start. Install your plants inside and wait for the seeds to germinate.

Set your mower blades higher, so you don’t cut the grass too short. By leaving your grass a little higher off the ground, it give the roots a chance to grow deep into the soil which makes the lawn stronger, and that helps keep it from drying out. Short grass leads to more shallow roots and will result in more brown, dried-out patches.

TIP! Put a couple of inches of organic mulch around each of your vegetable plants. The mulch will help keep the soil moist for longer periods of time.

Your vegetable garden should get at least six hours of sun daily. Almost all vegetables need this much sunlight, so that they can grow correctly and in a shorter amount of time. This is true of some flowers.

 

TIP! Think about berry-producing trees that are green year round for your garden. These evergreens will color your lawn, even when other flowers are not blooming.

Don’t plant a garden without planning it. This helps you remember where each plant was planted before they begin to sprout. In addition, some plants are so small you might forget you planted them once all your plants sprout. Planning stops these plants from getting lost in the crowd.

TIP! A mixture of aspirin and water can help your ailing plants. Dissolve 1 aspirin per gallon of water for a plant disease fighting solution.

When you’re dealing with a veggie garden, pest control may be difficult. It’s likely you don’t want to spray pesticides around the vegetables you intend to eat. One way to control horticulture pests is to be vigilant. If you happen to notice them early on, you can control them just by physically removing them from your plants with your hands.

TIP! Make sure that you take time to properly plant any seeds that you buy. Begin by adding moisture to the soil.

If you’re working to build a sustainable organic garden, try leaving a portion of your garden untouched so that the wildlife will be able to thrive. This is a great natural way to allow the insects and animals found in nature to assist with the growth of your garden.

TIP! Use approximately two or three inches of natural, organic material as some mulch in every single flower bed. This will help to inhibit weed growth, helps to lock in moisture, and adds needed nutrients to your organic garden.

When you plant a seed, take your time. Start first by moisturizing your soil. Plant the seeds evenly to ensure that they have ample room to grow. The depth at which you bury them should be three times their size. Certain types of seeds should simply be dropped on top of the soil due to needing sunlight for growth.

TIP! If you have recently planted seeds in your organic garden, you should regularly aerate the soil by using your hands to gently sift it. While it might sound strange, research has shown that this method can increase the size of your plants.

As stated initially in this guide, horticulture is a good way to grow delicious, fresh vegetables and fruits in your own garden. Preparing fresh, healthy meals using what you have grown can be a very satisfying experience. Apply the tips from this article to make the most of your horticulture experience.

 
Updated: November 18, 2015 — 8:15 pm
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