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How To Properly Grow An Organic Garden

Is the grass always greener over there? You might think that your neighbor has a secret formula to a lovely garden. Truth is, they aren’t doing anything overly amazing. All you need is some information on how you can care for your garden in the right way. Information about gardening is available online, in books and in magazines created for garden enthusiasts.

When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. You can save the ones you spent the most money on or the ones that are resistant. Remember to be gentle when digging up your plants; carefully dig away from the roots and gently place the plant into a container.

As fall arrives, it is the time to prepare for planting fall edibles. A pumpkin can be used as a planting container instead of clay pots. Once you’ve cut its top and scooped the insides out, spray the edges and inside with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rotting. Once the pumpkin has been prepared, it is ready for planting.

Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. Offensive smells also work to repel cats and other pesky animals from eating your plants. Try putting mothballs, citrus peels, garlic and other pungent items on the topsoil.

Balance your alkaline soil with the acid found in used coffee grounds. This is an easy and inexpensive solution to increase the acid content back into the soil. When you can eliminate excess alkaline from the soil, it makes what you are growing much healthier. This means your veggies will taste better, and your flowers will be more vibrant than ever.

Mint Leaves

Many people delight in the taste of fresh mint leaves, but become frustrated when the plant spreads wildly. You can control the growth of the mint leaves by growing them in a large container rather than in your garden. You can then plant the container down in the ground if you like, but the walls of the container will hold the roots captive, and keep the plant from taking over your garden!

In conclusion, these gardening tips are easy to follow and simple to understand. You simply need to decide what it is you want to achieve, then use the gardening knowledge you have acquired from this article to make it happen. Just be sure to keep a close eye on your plants and see how they respond to the various methods you apply to them. Experimenting with already existing plants will only lead to disaster. Be patient and your garden will eventually be envied by your neighbors.

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