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If you’re planning on eating healthier and saving a lot of money on groceries, growing an organic garden will accomplish that and much more. It can be a little daunting, however. From the type of mulch to use to the right equipment, there are many questions you need answered. There are a variety of organic seeds available. Here are a few tips and techniques you can use to get started in your own organic garden.

Brighten your garden with biennials and annuals. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season. Use them to fill gaps between shrubs and perennials in the sun. Notable varieties include cosmos, rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock, marigold and sunflower.

TIP! Choose plants that will give you the most yield at harvest time. A plant that is resistant to disease, or one that is tolerant of extreme weather, will deliver a higher yield.

You may be able to re-pot some plants to bring indoors for the winter. You may want to save the most beautiful or expensive ones. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.

If you want your garden full of flowers spring through summer, plant bulbs. Bulbs are generally very simple to grow and hearty, as well; they will continue to grow for years. Different bulbs will bloom during different time periods. Therefore, if you select your bulbs correctly, you could have blooms in your garden for all of spring and summer.

Knee Pads

TIP! When planting perennials, seek out those that are resistant to slugs. Snails and slugs are garden nightmares, and only need a single evening to obliterate a plant.

If you have many low-growing plants in your garden, get yourself a pair of gardening knee pads. When you spend a lot of time kneeling while horticulture, your knees can be very achy by the end of the day Having a pair of excellent knee pads for gardening can help cushion the knees to provide additional comfort.

Avoid sun damage by dressing appropriately whenever you will be gardening in the sun. Put on some sunglasses, sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat. Protecting yourself from the sun will lower the possibility of sunburn and skin cancer.

Vegetables are softest during the warmest hours of each day, so picking them then, no matter how gently, runs the risk of damage. When you remove the produce from the plant, use shears or a knife to cut them from the vine without twisting, as this can damage the plant.

TIP! If you want to keep your garden free of pests, start with healthy soil! If your plants are healthy, they can more easily resist insects and disease. Start your garden off with a high-quality soil that you can enrich over time.

Heather can bring you beneficial insects. Bees love heather, and it is a favorite stop when they emerge in early spring.
Heather beds are common grounds for helpful insects such as spiders and ground beetles, because they don’t usually get bothered by human activity. Protect yourself from being surprised by these bugs by donning horticulture gloves before disturbing your heather beds.

You must always take care of your knees when working in the garden. Most people can’t bend for long periods while standing. To get down to plant level without pain, try kneeling instead. Knee pads will prevent any pain you may feel because of this position.

Organic Garden

TIP! If you have a vegetable garden, it is crucial they are kept in a spot with at least six hours of sun each day. Most members of the vegetable family need this minimum of light for proper growth.

As this article stated, an organic garden is a great way to provide healthy food for your family, but you need to know which types of plants to grow. Utilizing the tips above is a great place to start when planning to grow a healthy and beautiful organic garden.

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Posted on Oct 22, 2017

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