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One great way to improve your diet and give yourself a fun an interesting hobby is to plant an organic garden. For best results, however, you need to put in the right amount of effort. This can leave you wondering where to start when it comes to organic gardening.

Clay Soil

TIP! Starting a garden with the best soil is a great defense mechanism against pests. If you have healthy looking plants, they are stronger and more resistant to diseases and bugs.

If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. Take the hard work out of using a shovel in clay soil by rubbing a light coat of car or floor wax over the surface with a clean cloth and buff the surface. The wax prevents the clay from sticking to the shovel, and stops rust from forming.

Turn your tool handles into convenient rulers. Tools with long handles, such as shovels, hoes and rakes can be made into measuring sticks. Lay your handles on the floor, and put measuring tape right next to them. Have a marker handy, and mark the distance with it. When you are horticulture next, you’ll have a ruler beside you at all times.

The first thing you should do when planning a garden is test the soil. Many nurseries offer a soil analysis service, which will tell you what nutrients your soil is lacking and what you can do about it. It is worth having this information so that crops do not get ruined. Most Cooperative Extension offices provide this service.

TIP! During winter, you should take your favorite plants inside. It’s a good idea to save any expensive plants or those that will thrive in indoor heat.

If you want to grow vegetables in you backyard, it is vital that you place them in an area where they could get roughly six hours of sun on a daily basis. Proper sunlight is a prerequisite for proper growth. Some flowers need the same thing.

If you discover that your soil is very alkaline, take used coffee grounds and mix them thoroughly with your soil. Basically, the grounds resupply the soil with acid. This is one of the most inexpensive ways to achieve this result. The greens and vegetables need the proper balance and will grow bigger and stronger with the right mix.

Protect your deciduous shrubs which are tender. Delicate shrubs that are sitting in pots should be sheltered from the cold weather. Tie the tops of the canes together; then take a sheet and cover the wigwam loosely. This is a much better method, instead of putting the plastic wrap around the plant. It allows proper air circulation that can prevent rotting.

Organic Gardening

As has been outlined in the above article, you need to research all about organic gardening, and know that it will take a lot of work and effort in order to grow organic plants of your own. Furthermore, you will only see your garden blossom with consistent tending. Keeping the aforementioned tips in mind, you are well on your way to becoming successful with organic gardening.

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Posted on Jun 4, 2017

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