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TIP! Cover the fences and walls with climbers. They can be used to cover up unsightly fences or walls.

Organically grown produce is superior to the produce found in local supermarkets, and is also tasty and healthy for your body. You can bypass the supermarkets entirely if you grow organic produce yourself. Read this article and learn how you can grow your very own organic garden.

TIP! Before you even start planting the garden, check the soil. You can obtain a soil analysis for a nominal fee.

There is no need to purchase a costly chemical if your plants develop powdery mildew. Mix a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda into water. Use a spray bottle to apply to your plants weekly until the issue clears up. Baking soda is safe for use on your plants and is a gentle, but effective way to care for your plants.

TIP! Vegetables in a garden need to have at least six hours of sun every day in order to thrive. Proper sunlight is a prerequisite for proper growth.

When autumn has arrived, you must plant everything you want to eat before winter. Instead of a clay pot, show some fall spirit by using a hollow pumpkin to plant your lettuce or kale in. After cutting an opening and removing the meat and seeds from inside the pumpkin, use Wilt-Pruf, sprayed throughout the inside and cut edges, and prevent rot from occurring. Once the pumpkin has been prepared, it is ready for planting.

TIP! It is a good idea to invest in a good pair of knee pads, made specifically for gardening. They can be very helpful when working close to the ground on low-growth plants.

Keep your fragile shrubs protected from the winter weather. When these tender shrubs are kept in pots, cold weather can be very damaging. Tie the tops of the canes together; then take a sheet and cover the wigwam loosely. When you do this you allow air to flow and circulate which can actually prevent rotting, this method is great and better than just wrapping your plant in some plastic.

TIP! Do you like mint, but not how they ruin your garden? Contain their growth with a garden container or large pot instead. Then, you can plant the container into the ground.

You should divide irises. Increase your iris stocks by dividing your overgrown clumps. Once the foliage has died off, lift out your bulbous irises. The bulbs split in your hand, then you replant them, and they will most likely flower next year. Rhizomes should be divided using a knife. Cut the center out of each rhizome but save the pieces. There needs to be a minimum of one healthy offshoot on each of the new sprout sections. Replant immediately.

TIP! Think about using evergreens in your yard that produce berries during the year. This will allow your garden to have color, even in the dreary winter months.

If you want to grow peas, consider starting them indoors instead of planting them outside. When the plants are started inside, the seeds will have an easier time germinating. They will also be stronger, and better equipped to resist disease and insects. Once the seedlings are sturdy enough, they can be transplanted to their rightful place in the garden.

TIP! Avoid using broad-spectrum pesticides in your garden. These pesticides will kill every type of pest in your garden, including beneficial bugs that eat garden pests.

You can help provide nutrients by watering your plants with room temperature water that is leftover after cooking vegetables. Tea and coffee grounds can be used to add acidity to your soil for plants like gardenias and rhododendrons. Chamomile tea can be an effective treatment against fungus attacking plants.

Never buy poor produce again. Use the tips you just read to start growing your own organic fruits and vegetables.

Updated: March 17, 2014 — 2:07 am
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