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Keep A Great Garden With These Tips

When you take time to apply proper organic gardening techniques and products, it really does show. It demonstrates that you are taking organic gardening seriously and that you are doing all you can to ensure that your plants thrive. This is a very good thing to do. As with any skill set, there is always room for you to grow and improve. The following tips are given to help you with this.

You must gradually introduce your plants to changing conditions and temperatures, so you do not shock them. Leave them outside in sunlight for a couple of hours on the initial day. Then over a weeks time, slightly increase their time outside. After a few more days, your plants will be more resistant and ready to stay outside all the time.

Plant slug-proof perennials. Snails and slugs can destroy plants in just one night. They’re particularly fond of perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if the plants are young. Some varieties of perennials are not preferred by snails and slugs, particularly perennials that have hairy, tough leaves or a taste that isn’t appetizing. These varieties include achillea, helleborus, heuchera, euphorbia, and campanula.

Check the nutrients in the soil before you plant your garden. You can get a soil analysis, and if you find your soil needs a supplement, do it! Save yourself the trouble of a failed crop by contacting your local Cooperative Extension to preform the soil test.

CO2 is essential for growth. A higher level of CO2 will help plants grow better. Greenhouses provide the best levels of CO2 for plants. CO2 levels are usually kept high to get the best growing situation for your plants.

Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. Additionally, use your cat’s keen sense of smell to your advantage. Citrus fruit peels and mothballs both smell horrible to cats, so put them on the soil near the plants your cat likes to eat.

Vegetables should be placed in a spot in your garden that will get about six hours of sun every day. Pretty much any vegetable you plant in your garden requires sunshine for this duration. It allows them to grow in the proper manner and also much faster. This is true of some flowers.

Make sure that your deciduous shrubs are protected. If you have tender shrubs in pots, they need to be protected in the cold weather. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. This will work better than wrapping your plant with plastic, because air can still circulate, which will help to prevent rotting.

You now have the knowledge necessary to taking care of an organic garden. If you do not, you are on the right path to obtaining them. Learning is a never-ending process. The tips you have read above, of course, cover just the basics. You have likely, however, learned at least one thing that will be well put to use in your garden.

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