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Most people in our society have heard about the benefits of eating organic, or seen organic products in the grocery store. You are probably aware of which foods are organic. They’re packaged differently and usually cost a lot more. Review the ideas in this piece and see how you can have an organic garden in your own backyard.

The handles on your gardening tools can be used as a convenient measuring instrument. Tools that have long handles such as rakes, hoes and shovels can be used in place of a measuring stick. Lay the tools down on the floor, then place a measuring tape along the handle. Use a bright permanent marker and label the distances. When you are at work in the garden, you will always have a handy measuring device on each and every tool.

Slug-proof your garden with smart perennial choices. If slugs or snails find their favorite perennials in your garden, they’ll snack all night. When you wake up in the morning, there will be very little left of your plants. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Examples of these include euphorbia, hellebourus and achillea. Others you may want to consider are campanula and heuchera.

In order for plants to grow, they must have enough CO2. More CO2 generally produces more luxurious plant growth. The best way to obtain a saturated level of carbon dioxide (CO2) is to use a greenhouse. The levels need to be kept high for optimum greenery growth.

Bulbs are a great option for people who want to enjoy spring and summer flowers. Not only are bulbs hearty and easy to grow, but they’ll continue to grow as time goes on. Find out which flowers will bloom when and then plant a variety, so that you can have fresh blooms all the way through the spring and summer!

When fall has arrived, it is time to plant the edibles for the autumn. If you’d like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin instead! Once you’ve cut its top and scooped the insides out, spray the edges and inside with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rotting. After that, your pumpkin planter is ready to use!

Protect your deciduous shrubs which are tender. If you have some tender shrubs that are in planters, you need to protect them from cold weather. With a sheet or blanket, you want to loosely cover the wigwam after you tie the tops of the canes together. This method is superior to covering plants in plastic, because air can freely circulate, which prevents rotting.

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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