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Looking For Organic Gardening Advice? Use These Tips!

Fruits and vegetables that are grown organically are not only healthy and delicious, but also far surpasses any produce you will find in any supermarket. Instead of buying from stores, why not grow your own? This article will show you how to plan an organic garden right in your own yard.

Strawberries are a great plant to grow in any organic garden, especially if you happen to have kids or any strawberry lover in your home. Your children will enjoy being able to pick strawberries and will be ready to help you if they can get something sweet to eat.

If you are interested in sustainable organic gardening, consider keeping part of your property undeveloped so that wildlife can flourish there. Your cultivated garden spaces will benefit from the various insects and wildlife that will inhabit and pollinate the undeveloped space.

Prepare the ground for a perennial garden quickly and easily. Using a garden spade, dig underneath the turf and flip it. Then, create a layer of wood chips at least three inches deep over the area you just flipped. Let this sit for a couple weeks, next dig into it to plant your new plants.

Work properly in your garden. If it takes you thirty minutes to find a needed tool, then you are doing something wrong. Prepare your equipment before you go into the garden and put everything away afterwards. If you need, use a tool belt or even pants that have quite a few pockets.

Use plastic bags to cover muddy gardening shoes. You will save time and be back in the garden much more quickly by doing this.

Coffee Grounds

Use coffee grounds on your soil. Coffee grounds will add nitrogen to your soil which will make them helpful for some of your plants. Coffee grounds as a source of nitrogen for plants are usually limited to acid-loving plants because coffee is acidic. Using coffee grounds or any other source of nitrogen contributes to the growth of taller, fuller blooms.

Want to kill weeds naturally? Take layers of newspapers and use them for weed control. Weeds must have sunlight in order to grow. The newspaper will block sunlight and weeds won’t be able to grow. The paper will break down quickly and cleanly, adding to your compost. You can then add a mulch layer right on top so that it looks more attractive.

A raised bed can be built with untreated wood, brick or stone. If you choose to use wood to construct your bed, choose a species that is naturally resistant to rot and avoid treated wood entirely. The best varieties include cedar, locust and cypress wood. In a veggie garden, don’t use treated wood since its chemicals can leech into the food crops and soil. If you already have treated lumber in use, line it with some plastic and replace the soil near it.

Don’t buy any more low-quality produce from the supermarket. Utilize the advice you’ve read in this article and start growing fruits and vegetables of your own.

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