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Grow Fresh, Organic Produce With These Tips

Gardening is a surprisingly complicated subject at times. You will need to take closer care of your garden if you choose to grow organically, but there are many tools to help you. Organic gardening can be a bit tricky for those who are trying it for the first time. Give yourself an advantage by applying the advice from the following article.

Baking Soda

If your plants have a powdery mildew, don’t use expensive chemicals on them. Mix a solution of baking soda, water, and a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid. Once a week, spray this solution on your plants and your mildew should disappear in no time. Baking soda is a good way to get rid of mildew on your plants gently.

If you want your garden full of flowers spring through summer, plant bulbs. Bulbs are generally very simple to grow and hearty, as well; they will continue to grow for years. Remember that different bulbs will bloom at all different times of the year, so if you are careful to choose the right bulbs, you will see blooms in the early spring, and have flowers all the way to late summer.

When the fall season arrives, it is time to plant your fall edibles. Rather than putting standard clay vessels into use when planting crops of lettuce and kale, think about using pumpkins instead. Simply cut the pumpkin open at the top, so you can remove the seeds and insides. After that, spray Wilt-Pruf along the edges and on the inside of the pumpkin, so it doesn’t rot. Once you have completed this, start planting!

You can alleviate this problem by planting grasses that your cat will naturally gravitate towards. You may also place something offensively smelly atop the soil, like citrus peel or mothballs.

Coffee Grounds

Consider adding coffee grounds to your soil if it contains high levels of alkaline. Coffee grounds add acidity to the soil and are very cheap. This will allow your vegetables and greenery to really thrive.

Make sure to protect your tender shrubs from the elements. Tender, potted shrubs must be protected when the weather is cold. Tie together the tops, and then use a sheet or blanket to cover the wigwam loosely. People sometimes use plastic to wrap their plants, but plastic can cause the plants to rot because it impedes air circulation.

Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.

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