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Organic horticulture is a goal many people have but never actually try to accomplish. The thought of starting a garden can be intimidating for many people, due to the fact that it is not something a lot of people are familiar with, and it does seem complicated. However, if you keep reading, you’ll find suggestions that can help simplify organic horticulture and even make it fun.

If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. One way to get around this problem is to coat the shovel with wax. Use a clean cloth to spread the wax evenly. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.

TIP! A garden with a foundation of healthy soil is the best defense against pests. If you are producing healthy plants, they will be stronger and better able to resist bugs and diseases.

Check the soil before you plant anything in your garden. Have a soil report done. It is cost effective and you can make necessary adjustments, based on the report, to your soil so it is correctly enriched to encourage plant growth. Ask about this service at a local university or the county Cooperative Extension office to improve the soil and insure fruitful crops.

To achieve the best growing results, plants need sufficient carbon dioxide. More CO2 generally produces more luxurious plant growth. The best method to obtain a high amount is to get access to a greenhouse. CO2 levels are usually kept high to get the best growing situation for your plants.

Do not cut your grass too short. Cutting your grass at a taller height allows grass roots to grow deeper and stronger, which helps lessen the chance of your lawn drying out easily. Short grass is more prone to getting dried out and turning brown.

Coffee Grounds

If you discover that your soil is very alkaline, take used coffee grounds and mix them thoroughly with your soil. The coffee grounds are a very inexpensive way to add acid back into the dirt. When you can eliminate excess alkaline from the soil, it makes what you are growing much healthier. This means your veggies will taste better, and your flowers will be more vibrant than ever.

Boiling away unwanted weeds is an odd, but productive method used in many gardens. Boiling water is a very safe alternative to other potent herbicides. Make sure to pour only on the weeds and to stay away from healthy vegetation. The extreme heat of the water will cause damage to the weeds’ roots, which will stop them from growing any more.

TIP! Draw up a garden plan before you plant the first seed. Having a planting plan will help you correctly identify the young plants once they start to sprout.

When you remember these suggestions from this article, you will not be as afraid to go about organic horticulture. Incorporate the knowledge you have gained here and apply it to your own garden, and soon you will have a kitchen filled with delicious meals.

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Posted on Sep 17, 2017

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