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Grow The Healthy Way: Organic Gardening Techniques

Growing your own organic fruits and vegetables is a great way to save money and adopt a healthier diet, but it also requires efforts from you. There are also many types of seeds to choose from. Keep reading for insight on what is best suited for the garden of your dreams.

Lay sod properly. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Take out any weeds, then mix up the soil into a tilth that is fine. Next, you want to make the soil compacted by applying light but firm pressure. Make sure the soil creates a flat surface. Make sure the soil is thoroughly moist. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. After the sod is in place, go over the surface to ensure everything is level. Use loose soil to fill in any gaps between seams. Water the sod everyday for the first two weeks until the roots grow enough.

Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. Snails and slugs can quickly wreak havoc on a garden. Young plants with susceptible leaves are favorite meals for slugs, including those with smoother or thinner leaves. Perennials that have tough or hairy leaves are often times unappetizing to snails and slugs. Some of examples of these are achillea, heuchera, campanula, helleborus, and euphorbia.

Flower Beds

Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. Your flower beds will look different from one season to another. They are very helpful when trying to fill in gaps between shrubs and perennials in an area that is sunny. Some examples include sunflowers, marigolds, petunias, hollyhocks, cosmos, and rudbeckia.

If mildew is forming on your plants, you should not purchase an expensive chemical. Combine a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda with water. Spray this on the plants once per week until that mildew goes away. Baking soda treats the mildew effectively and gently and it won’t damage your plants.

When winter arrives, you could save some plants by placing them inside your house. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. Dig carefully around the roots and transfer the plants to a pot.

Fill your garden with bulbs if you want to enjoy beautiful flowers through the spring and into summer. Bulbs are generally very simple to grow and hearty, as well; they will continue to grow for years. If you choose your plants carefully, you could have flowers in blossom from the first weeks of spring to the end of the summer.

Consider growing wheat grass or cat grass near the plants your cat enjoys eating. Another option is to protect your plants by lacing them with offensive entities, such as peels from citrus fruit or even moth balls from your closet.

Acquiring a good understanding of organic gardening is necessary to grow all kinds of healthy fruits and vegetables. Use this advice to begin the process of growing the best organic garden.

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