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The Hidden Truths About Gardening Year Round

Organic gardening can help you to landscape in environmentally safe ways. It can also provide you with healthy foods to eat. Organic produce is expensive in the stores, so you may want to grow your own, Read this article and learn how you can grow your very own organic garden.

Try planting seeds in pots, and then transferring the seedlings to your garden. Once the plant is hardy enough, plant it in your garden. You will then be able to lessen the time between planting your seeds. When you take out the prior set of adult plants, your seedlings will then be prepared to go in.

When winter arrives, you can save some plants by placing them in your home. This is especially useful if you have a particular plant that you love or was expensive. When you dig up the plant, carefully avoid the roots then place it in a container.

Do a soil analysis prior to planting. You can actually get an analysis of soil for a little fee, and with the report you get back you can figure out how to create a vibrant garden by enriching it properly. Cooperative Extension departments often offer this testing service. It is a worthwhile effort so a garden can be productive on the first year of planting.

CO2 is essential for growth. If the level of CO2 is extremely high, your plants will grow much better. Greenhouses typically provide plants with high levels of CO2. To achieve optimal growing conditions, keep the levels of carbon dioxide high in your plants’ environment.

You can plant wheat grass or cat grass near the plants that the cat eats. In addition, you could put an item on the soil’s top around the plants which has a smell that cats hate, such as citrus peel or mothballs.

Don’t cut your grass too short! If you leave some of the grass when you mow, the roots grow further into the ground, which makes the grass less prone to drying and other hazards. If the grass is too short, it produces shallow roots and that leads to a lawn with brown spots and dried-out patches.

Knee Pads

Get some gardening knee pads if you find yourself kneeling on the ground a lot to do your gardening. Weeding, watering and picking through your vegetation can cause a lot of damage to your knees if left unprotected. Knee pads offer your knees the extra cushioning they need to stay comfortable during extended periods in the garden.

Your plants need to be kept dry, but sill receiving a good amount of air. Excess moisture on a plant will invite unwanted parasites or diseases to the plant. An example of a common plant parasite is fungi. Fungicidal spray treatments can contain fungi, but spraying prior to problems even developing in the first place is the best way to go about it.

Stop purchasing pesticide sprayed, genetically modified produce. Use the suggestions outlined above to help you start growing your very own fruits and veggies today.

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