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Simple Things All Organic Gardeners Should Know

You will see the difference when you begin using tried-and-true organic gardening methods. It reflects a sincere desire on your part to create healthy plants and to see them reach their full potential. This is an admirable goal! Improvement to any skill can always be achieved, and this skill set is no different. Some advice that will be of use to you follows.

You don’t need expensive chemicals to treat powdery mildew on plants. Mix plain baking soda with a small bit of liquid soap and water. Spray the mixture on the plants once every seven days or so until you no longer see the mildew. Baking soda will effectively remove the mildew without damaging your plants.

A garden needs the right type of soil to grow properly. A soil analysis report can be acquired for a nominal fee. You can then use the results of that report to determine if the soil needs to be modified before you begin planting. The cost of the analysis will be easily offset by the benefits of a healthy and vibrant crop.

Plants need a sufficient amount of CO2 for proper maximum growth. Often, plants achieve better growth when they are surrounded by high levels of CO2. A greenhouse will provide plants with an environment rich in carbon dioxide. Higher CO2 levels can provide optimal conditions for growing plants.

If you would like to have flowers in your garden that last through the spring and summer seasons, plant bulbs. Not only are bulbs hearty and easy to grow, but they’ll continue to grow as time goes on. Find out which flowers will bloom when and then plant a variety, so that you can have fresh blooms all the way through the spring and summer!

Tender deciduous shrubs are very fragile, so protect them. Shrubs in pots especially need special care in the colder weather. Tie together the tops. Once the canes are snugly together, put a sheet over the wigwam. Covering your foliage in plastic will let the air in – and may lead to decay.

Do you enjoy your mint leaves, but can’t stand how they dominate your garden? Keep your mint growth under control by planting them in pots and/or garden containers. The container can be planted in the ground, and it will still prevent the plant from dominating the garden.

See to it that you fertilize your garden. Composted manure is effective in raising healthy plants, and commercial fertilizer products are safer and more convenient. It is important that you use some sort of fertilizer, although it doesn’t really matter which variety you choose.

You can prevent pests using other plants or natural materials. Onions and marigolds can get rid of pests in the garden. Wood ash, when used like mulch, can keep away pests after it is spread around a tree base and shrub seedlings. By utilizing these methods, you will not have to apply chemical pesticides on your vegetation.

Now you know more about organic gardening. That is all well and good, however, you must put them to use. What you have just read can help you get the most from your garden. Hopefully you have found something you can use to help your gardening efforts.…