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Everything You Should Know About Organic Gardening

Gardening may seem very involved and confusing, but if you put in a little study and a lot of practice, you will soon know your way around. Since you have discovered this tip-filled article, hopefully, you will gain enough information to refine your gardening methods, thereby, becoming a better gardener.

Choose plant strains that will give you the best harvest with the biggest yield. If yield is important, choose hybrids designed to resist cold and diseases rather than traditional varieties.

It may be helpful to let your plants begin their life in a pot and to transfer them to your garden when they’re seedlings. Your plants will be more likely to survive if you do this. It also lets you have tighter control over the planting periods in your garden. Once you remove the most recent mature plants from your garden, the seedlings are immediately ready to be planted.

Turn the handles of tools you have on hand into rulers to make measurements in your garden. Larger handled tools like rakes, hoes, and shovels make great measuring sticks. Put the handles down and measure them with a measuring tape. A permanent marker can be used to label distances. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.

Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. A particularly vulnerable plant can be killed by snails and slugs overnight. Snails and slugs have a good time destroying perennials that are young and have tender and smooth thin leaves. Some varieties of perennials are not preferred by snails and slugs, particularly perennials that have hairy, tough leaves or a taste that isn’t appetizing. A few great choices are achillea, campanula, and heuchera. Other options from which you can choose are hellebourus and euphorbia.

Bulbs planted in the spring can flower all the way into summer. Bulbs are easy to grow and hearty, and they keep growing in years to come. Choose from the variety of bulbs that bloom at various times of the growing season for a garden of color all spring and summer long.

If you have planted vegetables within your garden, make sure that they are getting at least six hours of sunlight each day. Most vegetables need at least that much sun exposure to grow properly. The same can be said for some flowers.

Not as difficult as you thought, right? There is all kinds of information available to the avid gardener. Sometimes, all you need are a few words of encouragement and a little helpful advice to set you on your way. With any luck, the guidance in this piece has been just that.

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