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Strategies On How To Maintain A Good Garden

Making the effort to use proper organic techniques and high quality products really improves the end result. It reflects a sincere desire on your part to create healthy plants and to see them reach their full potential. This is a valuable attitude. However, there are always ways to learn new skills, and hone your existing ones. This article will provide you with some ways to accomplish this.

You must gradually introduce your plants to changing conditions and temperatures, so you do not shock them. Try placing them outside in sunlight for about an hour or maybe two the first day. Gradually increase the the time they spend outside over a one week period. After a few more days, your plants will be more resistant and ready to stay outside all the time.

Plant slug-proof perennials. Snails and slugs can do irreparable damage to your garden in a single night. Certain perennials that don’t have tough leaves are especially tasty to snails and slugs. Slugs and snails will leave some perennials alone, particularly those with a bad taste or tough, hairy leaves. Several good choices include heuchera, campanula, achillea, and euphorbia.

Flower Bed

Biennials and annuals are great if you would like to better your flower bed. Fast growing biennials and annuals can enliven a flower bed while letting you change up the look each season and year. You can use them between the gaps in shrubs and perennials where there is plenty of sun. Some flowers you can use are rudbekia, petunias, cosmos, marigolds, or sunflowers.

To achieve the best growing results, plants need sufficient carbon dioxide. 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. Here the CO2 can be increased, as it cannot be outdoors, and can give your plants the best conditions for rapid growth.

Soak seeds overnight, preferably in a cool, dark place. Take 3-4 seeds, put them in a small jar or container, and cover them with water. This will keep your seeds hydrated and give you a little head start with your growing. Seeds that are cultivated this way are more likely to survive and mature properly.

Tempt your cat away from the plants he has been bothering by planting catnip or wheat grass near them. You can put something over the soil which surrounds the plants which has a bad smell to cats to deter them.

You now have the skills, the tools, and the equipment necessary to apply these strategies to your own organic garden. If you do not, you are on the right path to obtaining them. The suggestions outlined above will help you learn new tips about organic gardening techniques because the learning never stops. Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned pro, you can always find a small bit of information you may not have previously known.

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