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Organic horticulture may seem to be a very complicated matter when examined closely. You will need to research techniques for chemical-free pest control and healthy ways to make sure your plants continue to thrive. If you are inexperienced with horticulture, making the switch to organic methods may be a challenge for you. Read on to find some tips to make horticulture in a clean, organic fashion a little easier and more fun to do!

Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season. In an area that is sunny, they make good plants to place in the gaps found between shrubs and perennials. There are many flowers you can plant in these gaps. Try marigolds, petunias or sunflowers for a brighter garden.

TIP! If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging.

Vegetable plants should be planted where they can benefit from a minimum of six hours of sunlight every day. Most vegetables require this amount of sun in order to grow properly and at a quicker pace. It’s also the same for some types of flowers.

Protect your delicate shrubs from harsh, wintry elements. Shrubs that are planted in containers are especially susceptible to frost and must be carefully protected. Tie together the tops. Once the canes are snugly together, put a sheet over the wigwam. Doing this is a lot more effective than wrapping up the plant with plastic because it lets air circulate, which could avoid any rotting.

Two items you need to invest in when working in a garden are a wheelbarrow, and a kneeling stool. Gardening can take a toll on the knees, but a small ergonomic stool will be a comfortable solution. A wheelbarrow will come in handy to easily move dirt, rocks and other heavy objects.

TIP! When winter arrives, transfer some plants into the house to save them. Choose the plants that are most likely to survive.

If you know that you’ll be in the garden for an extended period of time, protect yourself from the sun with proper attire. Wear hats and sunglasses, and make use of sunscreen. Protecting yourself from the sun will lower your chances of getting skin cancer, as well as prevent premature aging from sun damage.

To create an English garden, combine a lot of different plants in the same garden. If you only use uniform plants, your bed will look boring and flat.

If you like the concept of organic horticulture, then why not take it one step further by leaving some of your land undeveloped for the area’s wildlife? You will find that many of the supporting cast of insects and birds that aid in plant production and pollination will be present on your land and actually help your developed gardens to produce better.

TIP! Allow enough room between plants for air to circulate, so that plants do not stay too wet. Many diseases, as well as most parasites, prefer moisture.

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.

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