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Healthy Living: Tips For Growing An Organic Garden Of Your Own

If you want to embrace a healthier lifestyle that includes a nutritious diet, organic gardening is the way to go. But, you need to put in a lot of effort to grow your garden effectively. You probably have many questions about how to accomplish your gardening goals.

Put sod down the right way. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Remove weeds and break your soil until all the clumps are gone. Make sure your soil is flat and compacted. Now make sure the soil is thoroughly dampened. The sod should be laid in staggered rows, with the joints offset from one another. Even out the surface of the sod by firming it down flat, filling any available gaps with a handful of dirt. Sod must be watered every day for about two weeks, and then it will have rooted and be completely ready to be walked on.

Find some plants that will give you a higher yield. Frequently, a hybrid that is able to deal with extreme temperatures will bring higher yields than the more traditional variety of a plant.

Climbing Plants

Climbing plants make a strong addition to walls, fences or other free-standing structures. Climbing plants are known to be very versatile, and can help hide any ugly wall or fence, and this often only takes one growing season. They may grow up through some existing shrubs and trees, and can even be worked to grow around an arbor. Some of these plants must have support, and some can attach themselves to something using their stems and tendrils. Plants such as clematis, wisteria, climbing roses, or honeysuckle are always great choices.

When autumn has arrived, you must plant everything you want to eat before winter. Why not plant lettuce and kale inside a hollowed-out pumpkin? To use the pumpkin as a planter, it is important to prevent it from rotting. To do this, you simply spray the entire inside and any edges with a gardening spray called Wilt-Pruf. This is done after you’ve opened the pumpkin at the top and removed the insides. You are prepared to plant after this is done.

Do not mow your lawn close to the bottom. By leaving your grass a little taller, you are allowing it to become stronger, as the roots grow stronger and deeper. The shorter the grass, the shallower the roots, which makes the lawn more likely to develop brown patches.

As you’ve just read, organic gardening does require research, effort, and hard work in order to begin growing organic plants on your own. It also holds true, that if you want to see results, you need to keep putting effort into it. Use the tips presented here, along with some ideas of your own, and you can be a thriving organic gardener in no time.

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