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Organic Gardening Tips From Very Experienced People

You are going to try your hand at organic gardening. You’ve come to the right place! Below are a ton of wonderful tips to help you start an organic garden of your own.

To keep your plants from getting shocked, you need to gradually introduce them to changes in temperature and conditions. Put them in the sun outside for a couple of hours during the first day. Then over a weeks time, slightly increase their time outside. By the end of the week, your plants should be ready to make the big move with no problem!

Clay Soil

Digging in hard clay soil is made even more difficult because it sticks to the shovel. Use a thin coat of floor or car wax on your shovel, then buff it with a nice clean cloth to make dealing with clay soil easier. The wax will enable the clay soil to simply slide off the shovel, and will also prevent the shovel from rusting.

Starting off your garden with healthy soil can be the best defense against those pesky garden bugs. If your plants are healthy, they can more easily resist insects and disease. For healthy plants, start with healthy soil that is properly amended and free of chemicals in order to avoid salt accumulation.

You don’t need expensive chemicals to treat powdery mildew on plants. All it takes is a liquid soap, water, and baking soda mixture. Spray this onto your plants about once per week or until it subsides. Baking soda is a good way to get rid of mildew on your plants gently.

Be diligent in your efforts to banishing weeds! Weeds can turn a beautiful garden into an eyesore. A great way to get rid of them is to use white vinegar. White vinegar can not only kill the weeds, it’s also a non-toxic spray that won’t harm pets or people. Load up your spray bottle with some white vinegar, and spray the weeds away instead of breaking your back removing them by hand.

The approach of fall means you need to start planting autumn goodies. If you’d like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin instead! Cut an opening in the top of your pumpkin, scoop out the inside, and spray the entire thing with Wilt-Proof. This will prevent rotting. Once you have finished, you can begin planting.

You should now feel enthusiastically prepared to enter the relaxing and productive world of organic gardening. You are now the expert, even if you didn’t think so before. The tips that were given should have provided you some advice that can help you get started with growing a beautiful organic garden.

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