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An organic garden provides you with a much healthier diet. Growing an organic garden does take some planning, though. You probably do not know how to go about growing an organic garden on your own.

Properly put down your sod. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared. Do some weeding if necessary, then break the soil until it is no longer packed. Compact the soil lightly and firmly, and be sure to create a flat surface. Afterward, you want to make sure the soil is moistened. You want the sod laid down in staggered rows, and the joints to be offset from each other. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. Water the sod every day for a couple of weeks. Then it should be rooted well and ready for foot traffic.

Trying to shovel through clay soil can be extremely difficult and tiresome. Coat the shovel with floor or car wax, and buff it with a clean rag to make the job a lot easier. The clay easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.

Handy Ruler

Use the handles of your tools as a handy ruler when doing your outdoor chores. Tools that have long handles such as rakes, hoes and shovels can be used in place of a measuring stick. Lay the handles upon the floor and use a tape measure along side of them. Label the distances onto them using a permanent marker pen. Now, the next time you’re down in the garden, you’ll have a handy ruler without needing to look anywhere else.

If you see mildew that is powdery, stay away from expensive chemicals to treat it. All it takes is a liquid soap, water, and baking soda mixture. Spray this mix on your plants every week and the mildew should go away. Baking soda is safe for use on your plants and is a gentle, but effective way to care for your plants.

A garden needs the right type of soil to grow properly. You can do a soil sample analysis for an affordable fee and then know what you need to properly treat your soil with so you can grow the best plants. 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.

Organic Gardening

Organic gardening is not rocket science, but it does some require some forethought and planning. Research and information will help you get started. It also holds true, that if you want to see results, you need to keep putting effort into it. If you keep the tips provided here in mind, you can find your way to organic gardening success. Enjoy your harvest!

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