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Gardening Can Be Easy With These Tips

When you have the option, organically grown produce is almost always far superior to the other choices in the grocery store. So instead of purchasing organic produce, why not try growing your own? Keep reading to learn how you can grow an organic garden, right in your home.

Clay soil is hard and will also stick to a shovel, making it difficult to work with. To make working in clay easier, rub the shovel with floor or car wax and then buff it with a cloth. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.

Turn the handles of tools you have on hand into rulers to make measurements in your garden. Large handled tools like rakes, hoes or shovels may be used like measuring sticks. Lay the tools down on the floor, then place a measuring tape along the handle. Paying close attention to the measurements, use a black marker to establish each interval along the handle’s side in a clearly visible manner. Now you will always possess a large ruler ready for your use in the garden.

Give your flower beds a boost by introducing annuals and biennials. Fast growing biennials and annuals will brighten a garden and permit you to change looks from one season to another. They can be used to fill in gaps in your garden between the perennials or shrubs so your garden looks fuller. Some plants to get you started include petunia, marigold, sunflower, rudbekcia, and cosmos.

The kind of soil you use will influence the results. Depending on the types of plants you would like to grow, your garden’s soil might need to be amended with different substances to alter drainage, acidity and other charactheristics that make plants happy. You can also make an artificial plot with just one type of soil.

Don’t you hate it how fresh mint leaves take over all of your garden, even though you love them? Keep the growth under control by growing them in a large gardening pot instead. You can plant the container into the soil if you want to, but the container will restrict the roots, and make sure that the plant doesn’t run rampant in your garden.

Many people think the best green gardens start from seeds, rather than plants. When starting a new garden, the most environmentally friendly way is to start from seed. It’s better for your garden, in particular, because transplants have high failure rates; whereas, sprouting a seed and growing a plant in the same conditions is better. Additionally, it’s better for the environment, because the plastic pots used by most greenhouses are generally not recycled and are cluttering landfills.

You will no longer have to purchase your produce. Use what you’ve read here to get started growing your very own high-quality produce.

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