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More and more people are finding out how great it is to have an organic garden. With the advice provided here, you’ll soon be learning how to create your very own organic garden. Just use these ideas and follow through with them.

Make garden tools do double duty as handy makeshift rulers. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes, and shovels can be converted into handy measuring sticks. Just run some measuring tape right on the floor next to the handles. Label the distances with a permanent marker. The next time you find yourself in your garden, you will have one large ruler right at your fingertips.

The first thing you can do to avoid pests is to start with healthy soil in your garden. Healthy plants grown in robust and enriched soil have an advantage in fighting pest infestation. Use a high-quality organic soil and as few chemicals as possible.

Be sure to do some weeding on a regular basis. Weeds can turn a thriving garden into a total wasteland. White vinegar can be used as a natural herbicide. Yes, white vinegar actually kills weeds! Apply it full strength to any areas where weeds are a problem.

Do you love fresh mint leaves but hate how they quickly grow to take over your garden? Stunt their growth a little by planting your mint into a garden container or large pot instead. You can then plant the container down in the ground if you like, but the walls of the container will hold the roots captive, and keep the plant from taking over your garden!

It is possible to use natural materials as well as other plants to help keep pests away from your garden. For example, if you plant onions or marigolds along the edges of your vegetable garden, you can ward off slugs. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you will ward off insect pests. These are methods you can use to get rid of the need to use pesticides.

Buy a wheelbarrow and kneeling stool to work with in the garden. Get a portable stool if you want to garden comfortably without damaging your knees. Using a wheelbarrow or wagon to transport heavy loads of dirt will help protect you from back injuries so make sure that you have one.

Pest control is tough when you have a veggie garden. One major benefit of growing your own produce is knowing that they haven’t been treated with pesticides and other harsh chemicals. To safely keep your garden pest-free, keep a sharp eye out. If you catch the pests early, the best removal technique is just to take them off your plants by hand.

An organic garden takes time and patience, as we have previously advised. The next time your are working in your garden, see if there may be an opportunity to test a few of these tips. Regardless of which organic crops you choose to grow, these tips will help you enjoy a bountiful harvest.

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