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TIP! Start your plants in containers before transferring them to the garden. This insures that the plants will grow and thrive into adulthood.

In the world of organic horticulture, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.

TIP! Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. Fast growing biennials and annuals will brighten a garden and permit you to change looks from one season to another.

You will need to properly lay sod. You want to prepare the soil before you lay down the sod. Be sure to get rid of any weeds, and then proceed to break up the soil to get it ready to use. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. The soil should always receive adequate moisture. You want the sod laid down in staggered rows, and the joints to be offset from each other. Pat down the sod and fill any gaps with soil. Water the sod every day for a couple of weeks. Then it should be rooted well and ready for foot traffic.

TIP! When fall arrives, it’s time to plant your autumn vegetables. Try planting your fall veggies, especially leafy greens, inside of a pumpkin! Simply cut the pumpkin open at the top, so you can remove the seeds and insides.

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. As you continue the first week of the project, gradually extend the duration of sun exposure. By weeks end, you should have plants that are ready for a permanent home outside with no problem!

Clay Soil

TIP! Be vigilant about keeping moisture off your plants. Moisture can be a magnet for disease and parasites on your plants.

Clay soil can be a real pain to work with as it often sticks to the end of the shovel. Rub a thin layer of floor or car wax over the surface of the shovel, and then buff the surface using a clean cloth. This will make shoveling in clay soil easier. The wax will prevent any rusting, and the shovel will cut through the soil with great ease.

TIP! Carefully read and follow the instructions that come with your chemicals and tools, especially when you’re just starting to garden. You might end up damaging your plants or getting a skin irritation.

If you want your garden to blossom with flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant some bulbs in it. Bulbs are easy to grow and hearty, and they keep growing in years to come. Plant bulbs that will bloom at various intervals to ensure beautiful flowers are growing in your garden all year long.

TIP! Think about using evergreens in your yard that produce berries during the year. The berries will provide a boost of color to your backyard, even during the colder months when most of the other vegetation has been drained of their color.

Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. You could also repel your pet by planting rosemary or placing citrus fruit peels around your garden.

TIP! If you are growing a vegetable garden, you may find that pests can be difficult to control. Don’t spray any harsh chemicals on your vegetables because you will be eating them later on.

If you have planted vegetables within your garden, make sure that they are getting at least six hours of sunlight each day. Proper sunlight is a prerequisite for proper growth. It’s also the same for some types of flowers.

TIP! You need to be smart when it comes to watering your garden. Instead of watering each individual plant with a can or hose, utilize a soaker hose, which can water all the plants at once.

Try “boiling” weeds to get rid of them. A pot of boiling hot water can be one of the most safe weed destroyers. Carefully pour boiling water right on the weeds, but be careful not to pour it on the plants you want. Boiling water kills weeds by destroying their roots. Weeds won’t be able to survive, never mind grow, with damaged weeds.

TIP! When you are doing work in your garden, be efficient. By having your tools in one location, you will not spend hours looking for them.

You now know what organic gardening is about, and exactly how to achieve excellent results. There is plenty of information out there for you to use, it’s all a matter of how you apply it. Take what you have learned and use it make your garden as successful as you can.

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