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You can take organic gardening as a hobby, or as a science. Continue on for some good tips that will help you succeed in organic horticulture.

There is no need to purchase a costly chemical if your plants develop powdery mildew. Plain water with a bit of liquid soap and baking soda will do the trick. You then want to spray this mixture on your plants one time a week until you notice the mildew disappear. Your plants will not be harmed by the baking soda, but the mildew will definitely not like it!

TIP! Keeping your garden soil rich and healthy is the best way to discourage garden pests. The hearty plants that will grow in a garden with rich soil can resist the bugs and diseases that weak plants can’t withstand.

Bring some plants into your home to protect them against winter weather. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants. Dig carefully around their roots and place them into a pot.

When fall is here, you need to plant autumn edibles. This time, use a pumpkin for the container for your lettuce and kale, instead of plain clay pots. First, cut out the pumpkin’s top layer and remove the seeds. Then, spray some Wilt-Pruf on the insides to prevent the rot that would follow otherwise. Finished? Now you’re all set for planting!

Protect the soil around your vegetable plants with an inch or two of organic mulch. Mulching helps keep moisture in the soil. It will also prevent the growth of weeds. This can save you a lot of time and effort in pulling out the weeds.

TIP! You may be able to re-pot some plants to bring indoors for the winter. It’s a good idea to save any expensive plants or those that will thrive in indoor heat.

If you are just starting out, follow all the guidelines and rules on your chemicals and tools. Failure to follow instructions can be dangerous or painful. For example, some chemicals will irritate your skin if you don’t follow safety rules. Wear protective gear, and use the products as directed.

You should be cognizant of the peak time for harvesting your vegetables. Each variety of vegetable has a specific time to be harvested so that you may enjoy its fullest flavor. For instance, zucchini and baby peas have the best taste when you pick them early. Let your tomatoes, however, linger on the vine until they are fully ripe. So, learn about the ideal harvest time for your vegetables.

Efficiently water your garden. You can save time by using soaker hoses when watering plants. By doing this, you won’t need to water your plants individually. Lower your water pressure on the soaker hose to avoid harming tender plants. Just use it on your foliage for a few hours.

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As is evident by the information in this article, organic horticulture involves much more than one might initially think. Getting your organic garden to produce rich results requires much effort and patience, but you will find the end results quite worth it. The ideas presented above should help you hone your skills and reap a great harvest from your organic garden.

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Posted on Sep 14, 2017

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