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Thumb Not Green? Try These Gardening Ideas!

As far as gardening goes, caring for your organic garden is important. A little extra gardening know-how doesn’t hurt either. This will help you grow more healthier, happier and tastier produce in your garden. Use the advice that follows in order to cultivate a truly impressive organic garden.

Try planting seeds in pots, and then transferring the seedlings to your garden. This boosts the chance that the plants can survive to adulthood. This method also reduces the waiting time between plantings. You can plant the seedlings once you have removed the old plants.

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Consider planting slug-proof perennials. It is alarming to see how quickly slugs, and their cousin snails, can annihilate a plant. These pests gravitate to young perennials with smooth, tender, thin leaves. Perennials with hairy, tough leaves as well as those with unpleasant taste are not appetizing to snails and slugs. Consider planting these varieties of perennials to discourage slugs and snails from eating your flowers. Euphorbia and achillea are examples of slug-proof perennials.

When winter arrives, transfer some plants into the house to save them. 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.

You can plant wheat grass or cat grass near the plants that the cat eats. Another option is to protect your plants by lacing them with offensive entities, such as peels from citrus fruit or even moth balls from your closet.

Don’t cut your grass too short! When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. Leaving the grass short makes it more prone to drying out, which leaves your lawn look really brown and yucky.

Deciduous shrubs should be protected from the elements. If you have some tender shrubs that are in planters, you need to protect them from cold weather. You want to then tie the tops of the canes together, and cover them with a sheet or blanket. This method works better than covering your bushes in plastic, allowing air to circulate and preventing rotting.

Start peas inside in a container, rather than planting the seeds outdoors. Seeds will always germinate much better when you first plant them indoors initially. Seedlings raised indoors are hardier, too; they can stand up better to diseases and insects. Take the seedlings outdoors once they look strong enough.

Purchase a wheelbarrow, and a kneeling stool to use in your garden. Gardening can be very tough on the knees as you spend much time leaning near the ground, so a portable stool can make all the difference to your comfort. You often need to move large objects from place to place, so it’s a good idea to have a sturdy, well-balanced wheelbarrow.

Organic gardening makes a huge difference in the taste and freshness of your produce. It does take some effort and not a little patience. In the end, though, it is a rewarding and healthy hobby that can offer you benefits that last a lifetime.

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