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TIP! Clay is naturally hard, and can can stick to a shovel making it frustrating to work with. Coat the shovel with floor or car wax, and buff it with a clean rag to make the job a lot easier.

You are ready to plant your organic garden. There is no better time to start than the present! The following tips can help you realize your plans for your garden.

TIP! When it’s autumn, it’s time to start planting all of your fall edibles. Clay pots are boring, so replace those ordinary lettuce and kale pots with pumpkins.

Before you plant anything in your garden, have the soil checked. Have a soil report done. It is cost effective and you can make necessary adjustments, based on the report, to your soil so it is correctly enriched to encourage plant growth. Cooperative Extension departments often offer this testing service. It is a worthwhile effort so a garden can be productive on the first year of planting.

TIP! Soak seeds overnight, preferably in a cool, dark place. Simply place a handful of seeds in a container, cover the seeds up with water, and stash it away.

Do not mow your lawn too short. Cutting your grass at a taller height allows grass roots to grow deeper and stronger, which helps lessen the chance of your lawn drying out easily. Short grass on the other hand is more susceptible to drying out.

TIP! Vegetable plants should be planted where they can benefit from a minimum of six hours of sunlight every day. Most vegetables need at least that much sun exposure to grow properly.

Being a novice gardener, you should ensure that you follow the directions carefully for tool and chemical use. If you don’t do this, you could cause unnecessary skin irritations, which are very painful. Keep your health intact and follow the directions to the letter.

TIP! Don’t plant a garden without planning it. This way, when the sprouts start shooting up, you can recall where you planted each plant.

Plant with autumn colors in mind. That doesn’t have to be it though. In terms of colorful foliage, fall is the time of year admired by many. Maple trees, Dogwood, and Beech trees exist in lots of Fall colors that range from deep crimson to yellow. As you select your shrubbery, consider hydrangea, barberry or other similar plantings.

TIP! Good green gardens begin from seeds, not plants. When you begin a garden, it’s most eco friendly to do so with seed.

 

While you garden, it’s important that you wear the right clothing to protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Clothing should keep your skin covered, and don’t forget to wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Wearing sun protection is important to help ward off the unnecessary pain of sunburn, and it will help lessen your skin cancer risk, too.

TIP! Do not use broad-spectrum pesticides within your garden. Besides killing the insects you don’t want, this type of pesticide will also kill beneficial insects.

During the hottest hours of each day, your vegetables become too soft, and even gentle harvesting will cause damage and bruising. Be certain that you cut picked vegetables straight off from the vine itself and not by twisting them off, because you don’t want to harm the plant.

TIP! Vegetables are softer in the heat of the hottest part of the day; even gently picking them at that time can damage them. Twisting could cause plant damage, so ensure that produce is removed by cutting only.

When growing indoor plants, the thermostat should be set between 65-75 degrees throughout the day. This level of heat is required in order for plants to grow. If this is a little too warm for your house, grow your organic plants under a heat lamp.

TIP! Try mixing various plants that have different heights to create an interesting garden setup. By using plants which are all the same height your garden will appear flat and boring.

If you plan to raise organic plants inside, you need to think about how much light they will get. If your house or apartment doesn’t get a lot of natural light, one option is to grow something that only requires medium or low light. If you simply must have a plant that has higher requirements for sunlight, you can use indoor UV lamps.

TIP! In order to maximize the efficiency of your gardening, ensure your gardening tools are kept close by you. Large pockets or a sturdy bucket can be used to store tools.

Hopefully these tips have helped to prepare you for having an organic garden. By reading and applying the information you have learned, you can go from a novice gardener to an expert-level organic gardener in no time at all. The tips above should have given you some advice and a few ideas, so that you can begin an organic gardening adventure in your own backyard.

 
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