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Gardening Made Easy Through These Simple Tips

Organic gardening is something you may want to do but never go through with. It seems like it would be complicated and a lot of of work to a novice. They are intimidated but don’t need to be. You can use the information in this article to learn how to garden with ease, and you may actually find yourself enjoying it.

Put down sod correctly. Before laying sod, you have to make sure the soil is accurately prepared. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. Compact the soil lightly and firmly, and be sure to create a flat surface. Thoroughly water the soil. Staggered rows with offset joints is the best way for the sod to be laid out. Make sure the sod is firmly placed to ensure a surface that is sufficiently flat and even. Also, make sure to use soil to fill the areas where there are gaps in the sod. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.

Turn your tool handles into convenient rulers. You can use larger tools, like rakes, as measuring sticks. Just run some measuring tape right on the floor next to the handles. Paying close attention to the measurements, use a black marker to establish each interval along the handle’s side in a clearly visible manner. When you are at work in the garden, you will always have a handy measuring device on each and every tool.

Baking Soda

When powdery mildew appears on your plants, you should not rush out to purchase a costly chemical treatment. Try mixing a little liquid soap with some baking soda in water. You then want to spray this mixture on your plants one time a week until you notice the mildew disappear. Baking soda won’t harm your plants, and takes care of the mildew efficiently and gently.

Check the nutrients in the soil before you plant your garden. 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. A lot of Cooperative Extension locations offer this service, and you can prevent ruining a few crops by identifying the specific steps to take.

Soak the seeds and store in a dark area overnight. Soak the seeds by placing them in a container where they are covered with water. The idea here is for your seeds to become fully hydrated by the time they hit the dirt. The seeds will then have a greater chance at lasting and blossoming.

Deciduous shrubs and young trees need to be protected. Cold weather significantly affects these plants, especially if they are in pots. With a sheet or blanket, you want to loosely cover the wigwam after you tie the tops of the canes together. Covering your foliage in plastic will let the air in – and may lead to decay.

If you keep these various tips in mind, gardening should not be so daunting. With the tips you gained from this article, you now should be able to cook homegrown, organic food, right in your kitchen, for you and others to enjoy.

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