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Organic Gardening And You: Helpful Tips And Advice

A lot of people want to grow their own organic garden, yet neglect to do so because they aren’t sure where to start. Some people think gardening is just too complicated and are intimidated by the many details. Read this article for some tips and tricks you can use to break this challenge down into something you can handle and even enjoy.

Shoveling clay soil is tiresome since clay is hard, and it can also stick to your shovel for twice the difficulty. Simplify the process by putting a bit of wax onto the shovel. The clay won’t stick then. This causes the clay to slide rather than stick, and prevents rust as a side effect.

Start your plants in containers, and then transplant the seedlings into the garden later on. They are more likely to survive the transition to adulthood with this method. This method also gives you the freedom of tightening time periods between each planting. The seedlings are reading for planting immediately after you remove older plants.

Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. Known commonly as climbers, these plants are very versatile, easy to grow, and they will quickly spread out to cover up walls and fences within a single season. You can also use them in your landscape to cover an existing arbor, or allow them to climb up trees, or through shrubs. A number of climbers need to be attached to a support, but others just take care of their own attachments via tendrils and stems that twine. Honeysuckle and jasmine are very beautiful varieties of such climbers.

Bring some plants into your home to protect them against winter weather. You may want to save the most beautiful or expensive ones. Cautiously avoid the roots while digging, and put your plant into a perfectly sized pot.

All soil is not the same. You need to check the soil to make sure it’s the best for what you’re planting. For a small fee, a soil analysis can be obtained – based on that report – the soil can be properly enriched to support a vibrant garden. Save yourself the trouble of a failed crop by contacting your local Cooperative Extension to preform the soil test.

Now that you’ve read the information in this article, you should be confident in getting started with your own garden. 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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