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Growing Up Healthy: Tricks To Growing A Great Organic Garden

Most people have heard about or seen organic foods. You are probably aware of which foods are organic. These foods are not packaged the same and tend to cost much more. Read on to learn some great tips about how to start an organic garden of your own and yield some amazing and healthy foods for your dinner table.

Start your seedlings in pots inside and then transplant them into your garden. This really increases the survival rate of young plants. You will then be able to lessen the time between planting your seeds. Your next crop of seedlings will be started and ready to be planted immediately after you remove your last crop from the garden.

The handles of your tools can double as clever rulers. Handles of things such as rakes, hoes or shovels make excellent measuring instruments. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. It’s a good idea to label distances with a permanent marker. Now, the next time you’re down in the garden, you’ll have a handy ruler without needing to look anywhere else.

Climbing Plants

Climbing plants and vines are great for covering fences and wall structures. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season. You can also use them in your landscape to cover an existing arbor, or allow them to climb up trees, or through shrubs. There are natural climbers, which use tendrils or stems to wrap around any given surface, while others must be tied with a string or rope. Reliable varieties include wisteria, honeysuckle, climbing roses, clematis, and jasmine.

Plant bulbs if you want spring and summer flowers. Most bulbs are hardy and require little to no care in order to develop into beautiful perennials that will reappear each and every year. You can select bulbs that bloom at many different times, so with a little work, you could have flowers popping up all the way from the start of spring to the end of summer.

Pre-soak your seeds through the night in a dark area. Soak the seeds by placing them in a container where they are covered with water. The seeds will get the hydration they need to start growing. The seeds will now have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.

Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.

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