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Taking the time to use good horticulture practices really shows in the end. It proves you care about growing healthy plants. People will admire you because of this, and you will get a lot of respect from the organic gardening community. With anything else you can always improve. The following article provides helpful tips.

Try not to cause shock to your plants by gradually changing their conditions and temperature. At first, only leave them outside for a brief period of time. Over the course of a week, slowly increase the amount of time that you leave them outside. After a few more days, your plants will be more resistant and ready to stay outside all the time.

TIP! Make sure to lay the sod properly. Get your soil ready before you lay the sod.

Slug-proof your garden with smart perennial choices. Slugs and snails are voracious eaters that can destroy a plant literally overnight. These pests are particularly fond of young perennials and those varieties with leaves that are tender, smooth, and thin. There are some perennials that do not appeal to slugs, such as those with leaves that are hairy and tough with a bad taste. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won’t eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.

For proper optimum growth, plants require sufficient amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). A higher level of CO2 will help plants grow better. Greenhouses typically provide plants with high levels of CO2. For the best growing conditions you should keep the CO2 levels high.

Irises should be divided. If you divide the overgrown clumps of flowers, you’ll find that your stock grows proportionally. When the foliage dies it’s time to lift the bulbous irises out of the ground. The bulbs will then split naturally in the palm of your hand and if they’re re-planted, they can flower next year. Rhizomes may need to be divided by using a knife. You can split the Rhizomes production by cutting off thin portions from the exterior and discarding the remaining insides. Be sure to retain a sturdy offshoot on every piece that you intend to plant. You also need to make sure that you replant the new pieces as soon as possible.

TIP! Digging in hard clay soil is made even more difficult because it sticks to the shovel. To make your digging project easier, apply a coat of automobile wax to your shovel first and then buff it lightly.

A green garden needs to begin with seeds, not plants. Starting with your own seeds is more environmentally friendly than buying plants from a nursery. It’s better for your garden, in particular, because transplants have high failure rates; whereas, sprouting a seed and growing a plant in the same conditions is better. Additionally, it’s better for the environment, because the plastic pots used by most greenhouses are generally not recycled and are cluttering landfills.

You now have the skills, the tools, and the equipment necessary to apply these strategies to your own organic garden. Wonderful! This compilation of tips was made to help you gain more organic horticulture knowledge. Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned pro, you can always find a small bit of information you may not have previously known.

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Posted on Sep 28, 2017

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