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Success With Organic Gardening: How To Grow A Healthy Garden

TIP! Try planting seeds in pots, and then transferring the seedlings to your garden. Once the plant is hardy enough, plant it in your garden.

Most likely, you have seen organic foods in your local grocery store or read about them in a newspaper. You are probably aware of which foods are organic. These have different packages and cost a bit more. Continue on for some great organic horticulture tips, so you can learn how to grow one at home.

TIP! When you mow your lawn, do not mow it close to the ground. Higher grass sends roots further down, increasing lawn strength and viability.

Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. You can use them between the gaps in shrubs and perennials where there is plenty of sun. There are many flowers you can plant in these gaps. Try marigolds, petunias or sunflowers for a brighter garden.

TIP! Try “boiling” weeds to get rid of them. Boiling water is an excellent, organic substance for use against weeds.

Use climbers if you want to cover any fences or walls. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. Climbers can also be trained to grow and cover an arbor, and they will grow through or around existing trees and shrubs. Some require a support, while other climbers attach to surfaces using twining stems or tendrils. Wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle, clematis and some rose varieties are good choices for climbers.

TIP! A wheelbarrow and kneeling bench or stool are smart investments for your garden. It can be very uncomfortable on the knees when working so close to the ground, so a light, portable stool makes gardening easier.

If you want the best results, you need to choose the right soil. Dependent on the type of plants you are choosing for the garden, the soil may not be right for them. You can also make an artificial area with one variety of soil.

Stink Bugs

TIP! Keeping pests out of a vegetable garden can be difficult. Do not spray harsh chemicals on the vegetables you are going to eat.

When partaking in gardening activities, particularly in the autumn months, keep an eye on those stink bugs. Stink bugs enjoy gardens, and are especially fond of fruit, tomatoes, beans and peppers. If left uncontrolled, they can cause substantial damage in your garden, so make plans for how to protect your plants from these pests.

TIP! Using a solution of aspirin and water can prevent certain plant diseases. Dissolve three aspirin in four gallons of water.

If you want your garden full of flowers spring through summer, plant bulbs. These are hearty choices, choices that will reward you for years despite the little effort that is involved in their care. Find out which flowers will bloom when and then plant a variety, so that you can have fresh blooms all the way through the spring and summer!

TIP! When gardening, protecting your knees is important. Bending over while gardening can be painful and unhealthy for your back.

Try growing wheat grass or cat grass in the area of the plants your cat wants to eat. Another option is to place something smelly, like citrus peels or mothballs, on the soil surrounding the plants that have previously been eaten.

TIP! Do not plant your seeds in a rush. The first thing you should do is moisturize the soil.

When you go to mow your lawn, make sure you don’t mow it too closely to the ground. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. Short grass leads to more shallow roots and will result in more brown, dried-out patches.

TIP! Throughout the year and in different climates, it may be necessary to vary your watering schedule. How much you water depends on the time of day, the quality of your water and the type of soil you have.

Aspirin water has disease-prevention properties that can protect plants. An aspirin and a half, dissolved in about two gallons of fresh water, is great for your plants. Then spray your plants with this mixture to stave off diseases. Give your plants a spray of the aspirin-water mixture about one time every three weeks.

Have plastic bags on hand to put over dirty horticulture shoes. This allows you to work steadily and without distractions, making you a happier and more productive gardener.

TIP! Grow your plants in different areas of the garden every year. When the same corner of the garden accommodates the members of the same plant family repeatedly, it can become a breeding ground for disease, illness or fungi.

Bring more value to your property. Landscaping can make the value of your property go up. There are some varieties of plants that increase property values by over 20%. You should purchase plants that are well-suited to your landscape and environmental conditions.

TIP! When choosing plants, dig a little deeper. If you’re buying some tomato seedlings to use in your garden, keep a look out for starts that are lush and green, but have poor root systems.

One odd but apparently useful tip for growing organic plants, is to lightly brush your plants with your fingers or a piece of cardboard 1-2 times a day. While it seems a little odd, it has been reported that this can encourage plant growth.

TIP! Add mulch into your garden, you want to use at the very least organic material of three inches. This will add nutrients to your soil, keep it moist, stop the growth of weeds and keep the garden looking beautiful.

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: May 16, 2019 — 11:30 pm
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