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Everything You Should Know About Organic Gardening

Are you coveting thy neighbors lawn? You probably want to know if your neighbor just has a green thumb, or a more practical method to keep his garden in such good shape. Truthfully, there is no super-secret formula for a gorgeous garden. All it requires is knowledge to take proper care of plants. Reading the advice from this article can help you on your path to gardening wisdom.

A handy trick is to turn the handle on a tool that you use often into a makeshift ruler. Tools with long handles such as hoes and rakes can double as measuring sticks. Lay the handles of said tools on the ground where it is flat and there is no interference, such as gravel, and stretch a measuring tape along one side. You can label distances using a permanent marker. Now you have easy access to a long ruler whenever you are gardening.

Use bulbs to ensure continuous flowers throughout the spring and summer. Not only are bulbs hearty and easy to grow, but they’ll continue to grow as time goes on. Different bulbs will bloom during different time periods. Therefore, if you select your bulbs correctly, you could have blooms in your garden for all of spring and summer.

Consider growing wheat grass or cat grass near the plants your cat enjoys eating. It may also work to add citrus peelings or mothballs to the soil of the plants, because the odor is unpleasant to cats.

If you are looking for an all-natural, organic way to weed your garden, consider “boiling off” the weeds. Boiling water is a safe herbicide which won’t damage your garden or your body. Just douse the weeds directly with boiling water, taking care to avoid damaging nearby plants. The boiling water will damage the roots of the weeds and will usually prevent further growth.

If you want to grow peas, consider starting them indoors instead of planting them outside. If you plant them inside, they might germinate more effectively. They will also be stronger, and better equipped to resist disease and insects. Once they grow a bit bigger, the seedlings can be easily transplanted to an outdoor garden.

The advice in this article is fairly simple and pretty easy to follow. You simply need to decide what it is you want to achieve, then use the gardening knowledge you have acquired from this article to make it happen. Monitor your plants carefully to assess whether you are getting the results you want from certain techniques or approaches. If a method does not provide good results, try other methods. With a little patience, you will end with a garden all of your neighbors will be jealous of.

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