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Tips, Advice And Little Known Secrets About Gardening

You have probably heard about organic food and perhaps purchased some. You know which items are organic. It’s usually easy to identify them by the higher price tag and organic labels. Keep reading this article to find some great tips on how to grow an organic garden and stop paying too much at the store.

Slowly acclimatize your plants to the outside environment to keep from shocking them. Place them outdoors in the sun for about an hour or two on the first day. Throughout the week, you should leave your plants out for a little longer each day. By the time the week ends, your plants will be ready for their big move and should have no problems!

Choose higher yield plant varieties. A lot of times a hybrid that will tolerate cold weather or disease will give you a higher output than heirlooms.

A handy trick is to turn the handle on a tool that you use often into a makeshift ruler. Larger handled tools like rakes, hoes, and shovels make great measuring sticks. Lay your handles on the floor, and put measuring tape right next to them. Use a bright permanent marker and label the distances. When you are gardening next, you’ll have a ruler beside you at all times.

Bulbs are a great option for people who want to enjoy spring and summer flowers. Most people have no trouble successfully growing bulbs, and their flowers will return each and every year. Choose from the variety of bulbs that bloom at various times of the growing season for a garden of color all spring and summer long.

Protect your delicate shrubs from harsh, wintry elements. Shrubs in pots especially need special care in the colder weather. Tie the tops tightly together, and cover the wigwam with a sheet or blanket draped loosely over it. This is more effective than putting plastic on the plant, it will let the air flow.

Try to keep your plants aerated and dry, every day. Moisture on the surface of a plant can attract parasites, and cause disease. Fungus is a common problem when plants are allowed to remain damp. Although fungi can be treated with sprays, it is possible to preempt the problem and very important to plant health that you do so.

Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.

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