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You probably have friends who claim to eat only organic, or maybe you’ve seen these items in the store. It is typically easy to identify organic products. They have special packaging and cost a fortune. Review the ideas in this piece and see how you can have an organic garden in your own backyard.

Your plants need to adapt and must be gradually introduced to changes in temperature or condition. On the first day, put them out in sunlight for about an hour or so. Over a week, increase the time outside slowly. After a week’s time, the plants should be fine staying outside.

Fight pests before you even plant, by getting your soil in shape. Healthy plants are stronger and more able to resist both pests and disease. Starting with soil that is in good condition can yield the best plants.

If you are gardening, be wary of stink bugs in your garden, especially in the autumn. They like beans, peppers, tomatoes and many fruits. If you don’t treat them, they can do a lot of damage in your garden.

When you grow veggies in a garden, you need to ensure they get at least six hours of good sunlight each day. Proper sunlight is a prerequisite for proper growth. Some flowers also have the same needs.

As the weather turns colder, it is important to prepare your sensitive shrubs for the change. Cold weather is very hard on these tender shrubs, and potted shrubs should be shielded and protected. Pull the canes together at the top and securely tie them. Next, using a sheet or perhaps even a blanket, cover the structure. People sometimes use plastic to wrap their plants, but plastic can cause the plants to rot because it impedes air circulation.

Knee Pads

If your plants do not grown very tall, try buying some knee pads used for gardening. Weeding, watering and picking through your vegetation can cause a lot of damage to your knees if left unprotected. Pick up a good pair of gardening knee pads to help cushion your knees.

Split up your irises. Increase your iris population when you divide up overgrown clumps. Once the foliage has died off, lift out your bulbous irises. The iris bulbs should easily split apart in your hand. Once you replant them, they will have a good flower show the following year. For plants with rhizomes, use a knife to divide them. You can trim new pieces away from the outside of the bulbs and then simply throw the old center away. If done properly, each piece that remains for planting should have a minimum of one viable offshoot. Replant each one immediately.

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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