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It Comes Naturally: Advice On Growing An Organic Garden

You want to have a fresh and organic garden. Well your timing could not be more perfect! These tips will help you start an organic garden.

Your plants need to adapt and must be gradually introduced to changes in temperature or condition. Put them outdoors in the sun for no more than two hours the first day. Throughout the week, gradually increase the time they are spent outside. Finally, after about a week, you should be able to move them outside and leave them there for the summer.

Make sure your soil is healthy enough before you start planting anything. For a tiny fee, a soil analysis may be done, and based on the results, the soil can support a growing garden by you enriching it as necessary. It can avoid ruined vegetables and flowers, so check with places, such as a cooperative extension department to see where you can obtain the analysis.

Remember to remove weeds from the garden. Weeds can turn a thriving garden into a total wasteland. To do this, think about using white vinegar. White vinegar will definitely kill the weeds! If you’re annoyed with pulling up weeds manually, douse them with a white vinegar solution.

Come up with a gardening plan before planting anything. It will be easy to remember where each plant is when sprouts start to shoot up the following spring. This is important, because different plants require different care.

One natural method of weed removal is called “boiling”. Any vessel of boiling water that you can carry safely can be used as an organic herbicide. Although this method is organic, it does pose a danger to your plants. Weed roots will suffer harm from boiling water, and this will probably stop them from growing more.

You can keep pests away from your garden by using other plants or natural materials. For example, slugs can be deterred by the presence of marigolds or onions. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you will ward off insect pests. Doing these things can ensure that you do not need potentially harmful chemicals.

Invest in a kneeling stool, and a wheelbarrow to work in the garden. It’s rough on your knees to spend lots of time on the ground kneeling or squatting. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a portable, lightweight garden stool on hand. Gardening also typically involves transporting bags of topsoil, fertilizer and other heavy items, so using a wheelbarrow to make these tasks easier is a sound investment for your garden, and your back.

Now you know a bit more about what you are doing in starting an organic garden. You are now the expert, even if you didn’t think so before. The tips above should have given you some advice and a few ideas, so that you can begin an organic gardening adventure in your own backyard.

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