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Learning how to implement organic methods into your gardening will express your concern for your health and the environment. Being motivated to take care of your garden and wanting to put some time and efforts in it is a great thing. This is an admirable goal! As with all skills, you can continuously improve your horticulture through experience and further study. This article will provide you with some ways to accomplish this.

Choose perennials that won’t be taken out by slugs. Slugs and snails are voracious eaters that can destroy a plant literally overnight. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won’t eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.

Flower Bed

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. In addition, they work well as gap fillers between other areas, as long as those areas receive plenty of sunlight. Some examples include sunflowers, marigolds, petunias, hollyhocks, cosmos, and rudbeckia.

Before you even place the first plant in your garden, you need to check the composition of your soil. You can obtain a soil analysis for a nominal fee. Using that report, you can amend your soil as needed for a thriving garden. There are numerous places to find this service, such as your local Cooperative Extension office. The cost is well worth it to avoid a potentially ruined crop.

TIP! If you would like to have flowers in your garden that last through the spring and summer seasons, plant bulbs. Most bulbs are extremely hearty and grow easily.

In a dark area, pre-soak your seeds overnight. Drop some seeds into a small glass or other container, and fill it with water. The idea here is for your seeds to become fully hydrated by the time they hit the dirt. The young plants will survive better, and get a boost toward maturity.

Deciduous shrubs and young trees need to be protected. Cold weather is very hard on these tender shrubs, and potted shrubs should be shielded and protected. Tie the tops tightly together, and cover the wigwam with a sheet or blanket draped loosely over it. This method is much better than wrapping the plant in plastic, as it allows air to circulate, which can prevent rotting.

You now possess the information, the equipment, and the required skills to use what you’ve just read to grow a fantastic organic garden. This is awesome! The tips in this article were intended to enhance your organic gardening skills, as everyone can benefit from learning. Hopefully you have found something you can use to help your horticulture efforts.

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Posted on May 25, 2017

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