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|Posted on July 7, 2015 at 6:56 PM||comments (0)|
There's a lot more to gardening than most people realize. Choosing to garden organically means learning about many details, such as your soil's acidity or what sort of insects live in your garden. It can be hard for a rookie to grow organic. Keep reading to find out how the professionals do it.
Consider planting slug-proof perennials. Snails and slugs can destroy plants in just one night. These pests gravitate to young perennials with smooth, tender, thin leaves. Certain perennials are unappetizing to slugs and snails, especially those with tough, hairy leaves or an unappetizing taste. Examples of these include euphorbia, hellebourus and achillea. Others you may want to consider are campanula and heuchera.
The first thing you can do to avoid pests is to start with healthy soil in your garden. Healthy soil equals healthy plants and healthy plants can fight off diseases with ease. Begin with a high-quality soil with less chemicals to avoid salt accumulation, and you give your garden an excellent chance of growing healthy plants.
Your soil needs to be of good quality before you start a garden. A soil analysis report can be acquired for a nominal fee. You can then use the results of that report to determine if the soil needs to be modified before you begin planting. Many offices of Cooperative Extension will do a soil analysis, and it is important to know how to improve soil so that all crops can grow in it.
Bulbs are a great option for people who want to enjoy spring and summer flowers. Most people have no trouble successfully growing bulbs, and their flowers will return each and every year. Remember that different bulbs will bloom at all different times of the year, so if you are careful to choose the right bulbs, you will see blooms in the early spring, and have flowers all the way to late summer.
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 July 3, 2015 at 8:53 AM||comments (0)|
Organic gardening produces super-healthy fruits and veggies that are free of pesticides. In addition, this product is delicious, while also staying healthier than those fruits and veggies found in a regular supermarket. Why not consider producing your own organically grown produce? Keep reading to learn how you can grow an organic garden, right in your home.
Try not to cause shock to your plants by gradually changing their conditions and temperature. Put them out in the sun for approximately one to two hours on the very first day. Then over the next week, gradually increase the time they are in their new habitat. By the week's end, your plants should then be ready for the big move!
You can use the wooden handles of your tools as measurement sticks. Tools with substantial handles, like rakes, hoes and large shovels are great for taking measurements. After laying the handles on the floor, run the measuring tape along beside them. Then, with a permanent marker, you want to label distances. The next time you find yourself in your garden, you will have one large ruler right at your fingertips.
Choose perennials that slugs are not attracted to. Your plants can be destroyed by slugs and snails overnight. Young plants with susceptible leaves are favorite meals for slugs, including those with smoother or thinner leaves. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won't eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.
Use annuals and biennials to brighten your flower garden. Biennials and annuals that grow quickly can add color to a flower bed, plus they permit you to modify the way the flower bed looks each season and each year. They are very helpful when trying to fill in gaps between shrubs and perennials in an area that is sunny. You should get varieties such as cosmos, petunia, rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflowers or marigold.
Do not buy bad produce! By following the advice in this article, you will soon be growing your own healthy veggies and fruits!