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Organic Gardening Tips And Tricks For Your Garden

 

TIP! Healthy soil will be your best defense against the pests that can invade your garden. Healthier plants are greater in strength and resistance to illness and insects.

You probably know quite a bit about organic foods, whether you have read about them, or noticed them at your local supermarket. You know which items are organic. You can see it on their labels, as well as in their higher prices. Keep reading for a variety of tips and tricks for maintaining an organic garden.

TIP! You do not need store-bought chemical treatments for plant mildew. All it takes is a liquid soap, water, and baking soda mixture.

You may be able to re-pot some plants to bring indoors for the winter. You may want to save the most beautiful or expensive ones. Dig carefully around their roots and place them into a pot.

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! Soak seeds overnight, preferably in a cool, dark place. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn’t too large for the plant you’ll be growing.

If you are looking for an all-natural, organic way to weed your garden, consider “boiling off” the weeds. The safest herbicide that you can probably find is a cup of boiling water. Just pour out the water on the weeds being careful to avoid any nearby plants. Boiling water damages weed and plant roots, so be sure to avoid the plants you don’t want to eliminate.

TIP! Protect your deciduous shrubs which are tender. If you have a few potted shrubs, they should be shielded from the wintry weather.

When deciding on which plants to include in your landscaping projects, consider evergreens which produce colorful berries. This gives your garden a bit of a “splash” of color, even in winter when everything is nearly colorless. Some examples include Holly, Snowberry trees, Winterberry and similar plants.

TIP! Be sure to buy a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool that you can use for your garden. Get a portable stool if you want to garden comfortably without damaging your knees.

In the hottest time of the day, most vegetables are less firm; even the act of harvesting the veggies may cause bruising. Cut vegetables to remove them from vines rather than twisting and pulling them. Twisting vegetables off vines damages them.

 

TIP! You can help to prevent your plants from developing diseases with aspirin water. Dissolve aspirin (1.

If you are going for a British feel with your garden, then vary the heights of your plants. Plants that grow to be the same height end up uniform and flat looking.

TIP! It is important to allow cuts to completely heal before you do any gardening in order to protect the cut from exposure to dirt or chemicals. If grime gets into the cut, it could become infected.

A good tip to help your plants stay healthy and fight diseases is to use aspirin water. Dissolve 1 aspirin per gallon of water for a plant disease fighting solution. You can just spray this on them to fight disease. Your plants should be sprayed one time each three weeks.

TIP! If you want to start a small organic garden indoors, evaluate the amount of natural light that is present. If you are living in a place that does not have a lot of natural sunlight, think about cultivating plants that do well in lower lighting situations.

It is important to allow cuts to completely heal before you do any horticulture in order to protect the cut from exposure to dirt or chemicals. It is possible for a cut to become extremely infected if it comes into contact with dirt and grime while gardening. You can now purchase bandages to seal the cut completely.

TIP! It can be easy to prepare the soil in a perennial garden. Slice under the grass with a spade, flip the layer you have lifted over, and spread three inches of wood chips on top.

Keep the temperature in your home between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, if you are keeping or growing any kind of plant in your house. In order to encourage proper growth, they will need that warmth. If you don’t like keeping your home that temperature in the winter, you may wish to consider getting a heat lamp, instead, to keep your organic plants the correct temperature.

TIP! Sprouting seeds need less warmth than before. As your plants grow, move them away from the source of heat.

Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.

 
Updated: January 14, 2016 — 9:17 am
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