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How Organic Gardening Can Help You Thrive And Survive

In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.

Use perennials resistant to slugs and snails. Slugs and snails are voracious eaters that can destroy a plant literally overnight. Snails and slugs have a good time destroying perennials that are young and have tender and smooth thin leaves. There are, however, certain types of perennials that slugs and snails hate. Most of these varieties either have tough leaves or taste unappealing. Several good choices include heuchera, campanula, achillea, and euphorbia.

Flower Beds

Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. These types of flowers grow at high speed, which gives you more flexibility in changing the look of your flower beds as the seasons change. Use them to fill gaps between shrubs and perennials in the sun. Some flowers you can use are rudbekia, petunias, cosmos, marigolds, or sunflowers.

When you grow veggies in a garden, you need to ensure they get at least six hours of good sunlight each day. Most vegetables need at least that much sun for optimal growth speed. Some flowers also have the same needs.

Deciduous shrubs and young trees need to be protected. Any potted shrubs should be sheltered in the winter from cold weather. Tie together the tops, and then use a sheet or blanket to cover the wigwam loosely. This method works better than covering your bushes in plastic, allowing air to circulate and preventing rotting.

One very good way to deal with weeds is to boil them away. Any vessel of boiling water that you can carry safely can be used as an organic herbicide. Carefully pour boiling water right on the weeds, but be careful not to pour it on the plants you want. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.

Be consistent with garden fertilization. Manure can be effective, though you should use products which minimize pathogens. You have many different choices for fertilizer; choose whichever is best-suited to your plants but definitely use one.

An easy, inexpensive way to give them nutrients is to pour the leftover water from your steamed vegetables into the soil. Some plants, such as gardenias, azaleas and rhododendrons need acidic soil for proper growth. Increase the acidity of your soil by adding coffee grounds and unused tea bags. Chamomile tea is a good remedy against fungus.

In conclusion, the tips that you have read above should have you well on the path towards becoming the best organic gardener you can be. There is a ton of information you should know, and you also should know how to use it. With these tips in mind, you will be able to create your very own methods of creating a great organic garden.

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