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Grow Fresh, Organic Produce With These Tips

Successful organic gardening requires the use of some particular methods and techniques. All you need to do is find out what they are, and then use them.

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 clay easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.

You need to consider beginning the plants into pots. Then, you can plant the seedlings into your garden. Once the plant is hardy enough, plant it in your garden. This also helps tighten time between plantings. When you remove your mature plants, the next batch of seedlings should be ready.

Cover any wall or fence with climbers. They can be used to cover up unsightly fences or walls. Often, they can grow enough to cover up an eyesore in one season. They also have been known to grow through existing trees or shrubs, or can be easily taught to cover any size arbor. There are those that have to be fixed to a support, but others will find a surface to cling to all on their own through twining stems or tendrils. Some of these plants include, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle!

Be sure to do some weeding on a regular basis. Weeds can take over a healthy garden faster than you think. White vinegar can be used as a natural herbicide. White vinegar is natural, very inexpensive, and can really kill the weeds! Apply it full strength to any areas where weeds are a problem.

If you have a vegetable garden, it is crucial they are kept in a spot with at least six hours of sun each day. Most vegetables need at least that much sun exposure to grow properly. This arrangement will also benefit some types of flowers.

Knee Pads

If your plants do not grown very tall, try buying some knee pads used for gardening. You will spend a lot of time on your knees while gardening, which can result in knee pain. Your knees can get supported with a decent pair of gardening knee pads.

Irises can benefit from being separated. To increase the number that you have, you need to take all your overgrown clumps and split them up. If you find any dead irises in your garden, immediately pull up the bulbs. The bulbs split in your hand, then you replant them, and they will most likely flower next year. For plants with rhizomes, use a knife to divide them. Cut healthy pieces from the root stalk and throw out the dead center. Don’t plant any pieces that don’t have any strong offshoots. Replant your new rhizome pieces as soon as you have finished the cuttings.

Only with the best knowledge can you take the most from your gardening efforts. Use what you have learned to make your garden grow!

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