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A Healthy Start: How To Grow An Organic Garden

You have many options available to enable you to grow a vivacious and colorful organic garden of your very own. You just have to learn these ways and utilize them.

Properly lay your sod. Before you use sod, you need to prepare the soil. Weeds should be removed, and you should break up the soil into a tilth. Lightly, but firmly compress the soil, making certain it is flat. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Avoid laying your sod in straight rows with all of the seams lining up. Instead, stagger the rows for a more pleasing visual effect. Make sure that the sod forms an even, flat surface, and if you have any gaps show between the sod, fill them with a little bit of soil. Water the sod each day for two weeks so it will become well-rooted and ready for foot traffic.

Plant some perennials in your garden that repel slugs. Slugs and snails are voracious eaters that can destroy a plant literally overnight. These garden pests prefer perennials with thin, flat, delicate leaves, particularly if the plant is not yet mature. Perennials with hairy, tough leaves as well as those with unpleasant taste are not appetizing to snails and slugs. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won’t eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.

Keep the weeds out of your garden by removing them regularly. Weeds can take over a healthy garden faster than you think. You might want to think about using white vinegar to do this. The acid in white vinegar kills weeds. You may also be using plants that need that very same acid. If you’re annoyed with pulling up weeds manually, douse them with a white vinegar solution.

Plant cool-weather edibles in the fall. Why not plant lettuce and kale inside a hollowed-out pumpkin? Cut an opening in the pumpkin and scoop the insides out. Then spray the edges and empty inside of the pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf so the pumpkin doesn’t rot. Once this is done, you are ready to plant!

You can plant wheat grass or cat grass near the plants that the cat eats. You can put something over the soil which surrounds the plants which has a bad smell to cats to deter them.

Your vegetable garden should get at least six hours of sun daily. Most vegetables need at least that much sun exposure to grow properly. It’s also the same for some types of flowers.

Mix the grounds of coffee in soil that has a lot of alkaline. This affordable trick will give back the acid that your dirt requires. The plants will be healthier, leading to more delicious home-grown veggies.

A superior garden can be created when one has adequate knowledge about how they can render the most from their plants. Put these organic gardening tips to use.

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