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TIP! Trying to shovel through clay soil can be extremely difficult and tiresome. 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.

Growing organic vegetables and fruits is both healthy and delicious and much better than produce you can get at the supermarket. Don’t buy from the stores, grown your own. This article will show you how to plan an organic garden right in your own yard.

TIP! Start your plants in some pots and plant its seedlings in the garden. They are then more likely to survive and to become thriving, mature plants.

Clay is naturally hard, and can can stick to a shovel making it frustrating to work with. 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 clay won’t stick to it, and the end will not rust as an added bonus.

TIP! Your plants will reach maximum growth if they have a sufficient supply of carbon dioxide. Plants tend to grow better when the CO2 levels are higher.

For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. Choose from the variety of bulbs that bloom at various times of the growing season for a garden of color all spring and summer long.

TIP! Pre-soak your seeds to keep them healthy. Place a small amount of seeds in a little container, while filling it to the brim with water.

Plant cool-weather edibles in the fall. If you want to find an interesting container for your lettuce or kale, try a pumpkin! Once you cut an opening at the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the insides, spray the inside and edges with Wilt-Pruf to keep the pumpkin from rotting. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.

Try to grow some wheat or cat grass around your cat’s favorite plants. You may also place something offensively smelly atop the soil, like citrus peel or mothballs.

TIP! Be consistent with garden fertilization. Choose commercial compost instead of homegrown manure to keep toxins out of your plants.

Vegetables in a garden need to have at least six hours of sun every day in order to thrive. Most vegetables need this amount of sunlight to grow the right way at a faster pace. This is true for flowers as well.

TIP! Pest control can become a major issue. While chemicals can help with pest control, you should avoid using overly harsh ones, as veggies you grow in your garden are meant for eating.

Make sure to protect your tender shrubs from the elements. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. You want to then tie the tops of the canes together, and cover them with a sheet or blanket. Doing this is a lot more effective than wrapping up the plant with plastic because it lets air circulate, which could avoid any rotting.

TIP! You need to be smart when it comes to watering your garden. To save time, use a soaker type hose so each plant doesn’t need individual watering from the nozzle of a hose or a little watering can.

If you are planning on growing peas, start them indoors before putting them outdoors in your garden. Seeds are more likely to sprout when started indoors. They will also be stronger, and better equipped to resist disease and insects. When your plants are sturdy, move them outdoors.

TIP! You can help your plants resist disease by spraying them with aspirin water. Try dissolving around one and one half aspirins into around 2 gallons of water for your plants.

Know when to harvest your vegetables at precisely the right time. Individual vegetables have distinct windows of time to pick for getting the greatest flavors. Many vegetables are best when picked young; baby peas are a prime example. On the contrary, tomatoes shouldn’t be picked from the vine until they are ripe as can be. Remember that the vegetables will taste best if you harvest them at the proper time.

TIP! A great way to ensure that your organic garden will do well is to keep a section of your land unspoiled. The natural wildlife will spring up and make for a perfect organic habitat.

Have one plant be the most interesting eye-grabber in your garden. In any great garden design, a good focal point captures the eye. Usually this is a big plant that is somewhat different from the other plants in the garden.

TIP! When growing organic plants indoors, it is important to consider the amount of light that is available to them. If your home does not let in sufficient light, then consider getting plants that thrive in low-light situations.

The flesh of vegetables gets soft in the heat of the day, making them especially vulnerable to inadvertent damage with even the gentlest picking. Also ensure that you use a tool to cut the vegetables off at the vine. If you just yank or twist the whole plant, it may become damaged.

TIP! Keep your gardening tools close by to maximize gardening efficiency. You have several options including using a bucket to hold your tools or wearing pants with lots of sturdy pockets.

Try to put an aspirin in the water to get rid of plant diseases. Dissolve one aspirin and a half for 2 gallons of water. The solution can then be used to spray the entire plant, and will offer protection naturally. Spraying should be one time every three weeks.

TIP! Have plastic bags on hand to put over dirty gardening shoes. This way, you can maintain your momentum and head right back to your garden so that you can finish what you were doing.

After your seeds have sprouted, heat lamps are not needed. Sprouting plants can be removed from the heat source. Take any plastic film off of your containers because they hold in heat and humidity. Keep an eye on your seeds in order to know when you should do this.

Stop purchasing pesticide sprayed, genetically modified produce. Use the advice in this article and you can start growing your own organic produce.

Updated: August 21, 2014 — 3:40 am
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