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|Posted on June 26, 2015 at 5:23 PM||comments (0)|
Gardening can be quite complex, when you break it down. For instance, you have to know certain things like pH balance in soil or things that can fend off bugs naturally when you get into gardening. However, growing organic food can be difficult for those who have not done it before. By reading the tricks in this article, you will find yourself better prepared to grow your food organically.
It is important that you give your plants the chance to gradually adjust to the change in temperature and conditions, or you risk shocking them. You need to give them about an hour of sunlight during the first day. As time goes by, slowly increase the time they spent outdoors. After one week, the plants should be fully acclimated and ready to move outside.
In the cold winter months, you can salvage certain plants by bringing them into the house. Try to save plants that are expensive or that are resistant enough to handle the transition. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.
Plants need to take in CO2 to grow and thrive. The majority of plants grow much better when CO2 levels are at their highest. A greenhouse has the best levels available. CO2 levels, when kept high, give your plants optimal growing conditions.
Keep an eye open for stink bugs in your garden, especially during the fall months. They like beans, peppers, tomatoes and many fruits. If left unattended, your garden could be ravaged by these bugs, so you need to proactively keep their population under control.
Now, you shouldn't get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you'll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.
|Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:35 AM||comments (0)|
Organically grown produce is superior to the produce found in local supermarkets, and is also tasty and healthy for your body. So instead of purchasing organic produce, why not try growing your own? Read below to learn how to grow your very own organic garden.
Trying to shovel through clay soil can be extremely difficult and tiresome. Simplify the process by putting a bit of wax onto the shovel. The clay won't stick then. This will both make the clay fall off of the surface, and prevent the surface from rusting.
Start your plants in some pots and plant its seedlings in the garden. Once the plant is hardy enough, plant it in your garden. This is also a good way to tighten up your planting schedule. The seedlings are reading for planting immediately after you remove older plants.
When winter arrives, you can save some plants by placing them in your home. You may be able to save your most resistant or expensive plants. Dig carefully around the roots and transfer the plants to a pot.
During fall, you should plant cold weather vegetables. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! After cutting an opening and removing the meat and seeds from inside the pumpkin, use Wilt-Pruf, sprayed throughout the inside and cut edges, and prevent rot from occurring. After this is completed, it is time to plant!
Shelter your deciduous shrubs. Any potted shrubs should be sheltered in the winter from cold weather. You want to then tie the tops of the canes together, and cover them with a sheet or blanket. Using fabric, rather than plastic, allows air circulation and prevents rotting from moisture build up.
Do not keep on buying low quality produce. You can grow your own vegetables and fruits in your organic garden.