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Organic Gardening Tips To Help You Ditch The Toxic Garden Chemicals

You have probably heard about organic food and perhaps purchased some. It is fairly easy to see which foods are organic. It’s usually easy to identify them by the higher price tag and organic labels. Continue on for some great organic gardening tips, so you can learn how to grow one at home.

Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. These creatures can wreak havoc on a garden in a short time. Certain perennials that don’t have tough leaves are especially tasty to snails and slugs. Perennials that are unappetizing in taste, or that have hardened and hairy leaves, are not a favorite of slugs or snails. Some of these plants include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, hellaborus, and heuchera.

The first thing you can do to ward off garden pests is to ensure you are using healthy soil in your garden. If your plants are healthy, they can more easily resist insects and disease. So give your garden a kick start by beginning with a healthy batch of natural and organic soil.

Brighten up your flower beds with annuals and biennials. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. They are useful for filling gaps in between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. Notable collections include sunflower, marigold, hollyhock, rudbeckia, cosmos, and petunia.

Plant cool-weather edibles in the fall. A hollowed out pumpkin can become a festive container for kale and lettuce. 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. You are prepared to plant after this is done.

Vegetable plants should be planted where they can benefit from a minimum of six hours of sunlight every day. Most vegetables need at least that much sun for optimal growth speed. It’s also the same for some types of flowers.

The best way to start a garden is from first principles: seeds. This is a more sustainable way to start a garden. Many nurseries use plastic growing pots that are very seldom recycled. Try buying from organic nurseries and farms so your garden is not using anti-environmental products.

Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.

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