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In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.

Take all of the weeds out of your landscaping! If you have weeds in your garden, it will not be as nice as it could be. White vinegar can be a good solution. White vinegar will kill those pesky weeds. A spray solution is much easier to apply than to rid your garden of weeds by hand.

TIP! Look for the variants of a plant that offer the highest yield. Many times, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid can have a higher yield versus traditional ones.

For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Bulbs are generally very simple to grow and hearty, as well; they will continue to grow for years. Various bulbs do not all bloom at the same time, and if you employ this knowledge wisely, your garden can provide freshly blooming flowers for half the year.

When you mow your lawn, do not mow it close to the ground. If you leave some of the grass when you mow, the roots grow further into the ground, which makes the grass less prone to drying and other hazards. If you keep your lawn too short, the roots will not go deep enough to survive in case of a heat wave.

Coffee Grounds

TIP! Starting a garden with the best soil is a great defense mechanism against pests. If you have healthy looking plants, they are stronger and more resistant to diseases and bugs.

Consider adding coffee grounds to your soil if it contains high levels of alkaline. The coffee grounds are an inexpensive way to give some acid back to the dirt. With it, you will find that your greens and vegetables will be more vibrant and tasty!

Plan your garden before you plant it. This way, you will remember the places you planted your seeds when they start sprouting. It’s also a good way to keep smaller plants from getting swallowed up by the rest of your garden.

Knee Pads

TIP! Use annuals and biennials to brighten your flower garden. Fast growing biennials and annuals can enliven a flower bed while letting you change up the look each season and year.

It is a good idea to invest in a good pair of knee pads, made specifically for horticulture. They can be very helpful when working close to the ground on low-growth plants. Spending lots of time on your knees while gardening can injure them and create lasting pain. A pair of good horticulture knee pads can cushion your knees for more comfort.

Instead of leaving clumps of irises intact, divide them so that your flowers can grow in a more healthy manner. If you divide the overgrown clumps of flowers, you’ll find that your stock grows proportionally. Lift bulbous irises when the foliage is dead. The bulbs should automatically divide in your palm, and once you put them back into the earth, they will typically flower the following year. Utilize a knife if you are trying to divide rhizomes. Cut rhizomes from around the outside then throw away the remaining center. There needs to be a minimum of one healthy offshoot on each of the new sprout sections. Do this cutting beside your garden bed, so that you can place your new groupings into the ground immediately.

After you have read the suggestions here, you will have a better idea of what you need in order to be an organic gardener. There is a ton of information you should know, and you also should know how to use it. With this in mind, you can refine your own methods to successfully grow a beautiful organic garden.

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