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Grow A Lovely Organic Garden With These Tips

You are ready to plant your organic garden. There is no better time to start than the present! Keep reading for tips any beginner will find useful.

Get a slug-proof variety of perennials. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant in one night. Young plants with smooth and tender leaves are their favorite. Perennials that are unappetizing in taste, or that have hardened and hairy leaves, are not a favorite of slugs or snails. A few great choices are achillea, campanula, and heuchera. Other options from which you can choose are hellebourus and euphorbia.

When winter comes, you can save a few plants by transferring them inside the house. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. Dig carefully around their roots and place them into a pot.

Analyze the soil before you even get started with working in a garden. You can get a soil analysis, and if you find your soil needs a supplement, do it! A lot of cooperative extension offices can provide this service to you and it is worth knowing what you need to do in order to avoid ruining your plants.

Shelter your deciduous shrubs. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. Connect the tops, and then place a sheet over the top of the wigwam. Using fabric, rather than plastic, allows air circulation and prevents rotting from moisture build up.

Mint is a very tasty herb that has a tendency to run wild in the garden if not kept in check. Keep your mint growth under control by planting them in pots and/or garden containers. Bury the container so that your plant does not stand out. The container will keep the roots from spreading too far.

To ensure a healthy garden, make sure you surround your plants with a few inches of good organic mulch. Mulch will retain water so that you won’t have to water your plants as often. In addition, mulch will help you to prevent weeds. This could save you lots of weed-pulling time.

If you’re a new gardener, it is vital that you follow the instructions when it comes to your chemicals and tools. Garden chemicals can cause skin irritation and eye injury. Protect your plants and yourself by knowing how to correctly use all of your gardening implements.

A typical English garden combines various plants of differing heights in a single bed. If you use plants that grow vertically at the same rate, you will end up with some flat, boring, uniform looking beds.

Take the time needed to plant your seeds. First, add moisture to the soil where you will be planting. Take the seeds and place them evenly across the gardening area, giving them plenty of space to grow. You should bury your seeds deep enough, usually three times their size. Make sure you are not burying the seeds that need light to grow.

You now know the basics of organic gardening and can get started soon. You may have thought you were prepared before, but now you will be a veritable expert! Remember to apply these tips as you plan and take care of your garden.

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