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Organic gardening is a great way to grow your own food at home and relax at the same time. Starting to garden can be intimidating at first. Are you interested in cultivating green gardens and earning that green thumb? Read the advice provided in this article!

Slug-proof your garden with smart perennial choices. Creatures like snails or slugs can destroy a plant in a single night. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Achillea, euphorbia, helleborus, heuchera and campanula are good choices that slugs don’t like.

TIP! Choose plants that will give you the most yield at harvest time. Hybrids are usually hardier in terms of disease and weather resistance, and are designed to produce more.

Brighten up your flower beds with annuals and biennials. 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. Use them to fill gaps between shrubs and perennials in the sun. The most popular varieties to use include petunia, zinnia, cosmos, snapdragon, marigold, hollyhock, and sunflower.

Baking Soda

There’s no need for chemical intervention if you discover powdery mildew on leaves. Combine baking soda with a small dollop of liquid soap and add it to water. Use a spray bottle to apply to your plants weekly until the issue clears up. Your plants will not be harmed by the baking soda, but the mildew will definitely not like it!

TIP! Transfer your favorite plants inside so they survive the winter. You might want to transplant your most valuable varieties.

When horticulture, beware of stink bugs and other insects, particularly in the autumn. Stinkbugs are most prevalent on tomatoes, beans and peppers. If not taken care of, these pests can damage the garden, so take steps to cut down their population.

If you’re a new gardener, it is vital that you follow the instructions when it comes to your chemicals and tools. If you fail to do this, you could cause yourself all sorts of injuries, the most common of which is irritated skin. Directions, especially safety rules, are there for your own good, so make sure you follow instructions on your tools and chemicals to the letter.

Take advantage of horticulture as a means to unwind. A plethora of paths to individual relaxation and inner peace exist. Amongst the simplest ways to get there is to start a garden. There are numerous returns based on a very small monetary investment. The best return on your investment is the feeling of happiness and tranquility from growing your own greenery.

TIP! Keep an eye open for stink bugs in your garden, especially during the fall months. Stink bugs enjoy gardens, and are especially fond of fruit, tomatoes, beans and peppers.

Reading this article has hopefully given you some great ideas to begin your experiences in organic horticulture. The activity is fun, relaxing, rewarding and potentially challenging. With these tips in mind, you can start growing like a pro!

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Posted on Nov 13, 2017

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