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Turn Your Thumb Green With These Gardening Tips

Every day, more and more people are learning the benefits of organic gardens. Use the simple advice offered here and you will learn just how to grow a successful garden you can be proud of. Just put these tips to work for you and you will soon see great results.

Always allow your plants to adapt gradually to any changes in light conditions, temperatures or soils, if you do not, you might shock them and cause them to die. When starting the transition, leave the plants in the sun for just 1-2 hours. Slowly, day after day, you can leave your plants outside for a little longer. The plants should be prepared to move outside permanently at the end of this week.

A good way to ensure that your seeds sprout effectively is to start them in smaller pots and then transplant them once they reach the seedling stage. Doing this betters your odds of your plants making it to adulthood. It also lets you have tighter control over the planting periods in your garden. Once the fully matured plants are removed, the seedlings can be planted.

Many people delight in the taste of fresh mint leaves, but become frustrated when the plant spreads wildly. Instead of planting mint in the ground, confine it to a large pot. 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!

You can use natural materials or other plants in your garden to keep away pests. A good way to keep slugs away is to create a border with onions around a garden with vegetables. Marigolds would do this trick as well. Keep insects away from shrub and tree seedlings with mulch containing wood ash. Using methods like these eliminates the need for chemical pesticides, which can be harsh or even harmful.

To grow peas, try growing them indoors first, instead of outside. Planting them inside helps the seeds germinate better. The seedlings tend to be healthier, which would help them resist diseases and pests more easily. Take the seedlings outdoors once they look strong enough.

Pest control can present a challenge for successful vegetable gardening. Do not spray harsh chemicals on the vegetables you are going to eat. If you remain vigilant, you can control your garden pest population. When pests are noticed early, the best way to get rid of them is to remove then from the plants by hand.

As you can see from the information provided in this article, organic gardening requires time and perseverance. Use what you learned today, and apply it to your garden to see how much of a difference it makes. Despite what you grow, use the above tips to succeed with them.

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