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If you want to improve your diet, you should think about organic gardening. However, organic gardening does require a commitment. You might be wondering where you need to start to have your very own organic garden.

Plants that climb can hide fences and walls. Many climbers can cover the wall or fence in as little as one growing season. They may also grow through tress and shrubs that are already grown, or you can train them to cover your arbor. Some require a support, while other climbers attach to surfaces using twining stems or tendrils. Some climbers that have proven to be reliable are honeysuckle, jasmine, wisteria, clematis, and climbing roses.

Plants need CO2 grow well. Often, plants achieve better growth when they are surrounded by high levels of CO2. Greenhouses typically provide plants with high levels of CO2. Here the CO2 can be increased, as it cannot be outdoors, and can give your plants the best conditions for rapid growth.

Prior to planting your garden, devise a plan. Use your seed packages to make fun markers that will remind you where each type of plant is growing. You can also avoid losing the smaller plants, or in larger gardens, the small plant groups.

Be sure to split the irises. Take clumps that have become overgrown and divvy them up into separate plants. Once the foliage has died off, lift out your bulbous irises. The bulbs should split up normally in the hand, and should flower when replanted for the next year. Use a knife to carefully divide rhizomes. From the outside cut the new pieces and then get rid of the old center. There needs to be a minimum of one healthy offshoot on each of the new sprout sections. For optimum viability, plant your new cuttings into the ground without delay.

Using pest-resistant plants or natural materials in your garden is a good way to keep pests away. Slugs can be kept at bay with a patch of marigolds or pungent vegetables. Wood ash also makes a great insect deterrent; simply use it as mulch around your shrub and tree seedlings. Using these natural methods will reduce the need for potentially harmful chemical pesticides.

If you are a first time gardener, it is important that you follow all of the instructions on all of your tools and chemicals. If you ignore them, you can irritate your skin in most painful ways. Keep yourself safe by carefully following all instructions.

Organic gardening requires work, effort and research. It is also important to understand that positive results require continued work; your efforts will not be a one time only thing. If you use the advice in this article, you will soon see great results from your organic garden.

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