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Great Advice For Gardeners Of All Ages

Holistic lifestyles are spreading and becoming popular, all while organic is growing in popularity as well. Living a truly lifestyle like this requires a dedicated steady supply of fresh herbs, fruits and veggies. See the piece that follows for several effective ideas for growing an organic garden.

Start your seedlings in pots inside and then transplant them into your garden. They are then more likely to survive and to become thriving, mature plants. This also helps tighten time between plantings. When you remove your mature plants, the next batch of seedlings should be ready.

Turn the handles of tools you have on hand into rulers to make measurements in your garden. You can use larger tools, like rakes, as measuring sticks. All you have to do is lay them on the floor then use a measuring tape to measure their length. It’s a good idea to label distances with a permanent marker. Now when you go garden the next time, you’ll have a giant ruler at your command.

Soil needs to be rich in certain nutrients to grow healthy plants. Different types of plants require different soils, so check soil requirements for the ones you choose. You can also create an artificial area with only one kind of soil.

Take all of the weeds out of your landscaping! Those nasty weeds can turn your beautiful garden into a scruffy version of its former self. White vinegar is a pesticide-free way to battle weeds. White vinegar kills weeds. Put some white vinegar in a spray bottle, and spray directly on weeds. If you don’t want to pull weeds out by hand anymore, give vinegar a try.

Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. You can also try to offend the cats sense of smell with orange rinds or mothballs.

If you want an organic way to weed your garden, try “boiling” them. Boiling water is a safe herbicide which won’t damage your garden or your body. Pour boiling water over the weeds to kill them, but make sure not to pour the water over any plants you don’t want to kill. Boiling water can hurt the roots of weeds and can prevent them from growing.

Many people think the best green gardens start from seeds, rather than plants. When opening a garden, the most green method of beginning is from seed. Plastic used in nurseries normally end up in landfills. For an garden that helps the environment, plant seeds directly in the garden’s soil or purchase plants grown in organic packaging.

By obtaining a greater number of organic gardening ideas, you will soon find the process to be increasingly effortless. Don’t forget that this advice is just the beginning.

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