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As the desire to make gardens organic becomes more popular, it is found that the overall holistic lifestyle is starting to be the way to go. Living a truly lifestyle like this requires a dedicated steady supply of fresh herbs, fruits and veggies. Check out fantastic organic horticulture tips here in this article.

Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. By utilizing quick-growing biennials and annuals, not only will you be brightening up your flower bed, you can also alter its look each season and each year. They can make a handy, gap-filler between shrubs and perennials located in sunny areas. Some excellent choices include rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflower, cosmos, petunia and marigold.

TIP! Create useful rulers from your tool handles. Large handled tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes can be used as measuring sticks.

Soil needs to be rich in certain nutrients to grow healthy plants. Your soil may not be correct, but it depends on what sorts of plants you want to grow. It is also possible to set aside a portion of your garden to include just one type of soil.

Make sure your soil is healthy enough before you start planting anything. You can get a soil analysis, and if you find your soil needs a supplement, do it! The cost of the analysis will be easily offset by the benefits of a healthy and vibrant crop.

Let your new seeds soak in a dark spot overnight. Put a few seeds in a small container and fill it near to the top with water. This will give your seeds a healthy head start in the growth process. The seeds will most likely survive and mature this way.

TIP! Bulbs will give you wonderful flowers that you can enjoy in early spring and right through the summer. Bulbs are hardy, easy to grow into flowers, and will blossom for several years.

Come up with a horticulture plan before planting anything. This will help you to remember where you planted the different plants when sprouts begin to shoot up from the ground. This is important, because different plants require different care.

You can keep pests away from your garden by using other plants or natural materials. Slugs stay away from marigolds and onions when they are planted in a garden. Wood ash used as mulch helps repel pests as well when around shrubs and trees. You can avoid using pesticides that contain harsh chemicals if you employ these techniques.

Give them a boost by watering them with the cooled water that is left after steaming vegetables. Add coffee grounds or tea leaves to the soil of acid-loving plants like rhododendron and gardenia. If you find that you have a fungus problem, try sprinkling some chamomile tea on your plants.

TIP! Soak the seeds and store in a dark area overnight. Drop your seeds into a small jar that is filled with cold water.

To keep your dog out of your garden, spray old perfume, aftershave, or other scented items in the grass around it. This covers up the smells that bring dogs to gardens in the first place, which means dogs are less likely to enter the garden.

With more knowledge comes a higher level of skill and success. The tips you have read here are just the beginning.

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Posted on Oct 5, 2017

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