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For The Love Of Gardening: Organic Gardening Advice

One of the best ways to improve your diet and make it healthier is to start and maintain an organic garden. However, organic gardening does require a commitment. You probably do not know how to go about growing an organic garden on your own.

Shoveling soil that is mostly clay can be difficult because of the hardness of the soil, and because it sticks to the shovel. To ease the digging, apply some car wax or floor wax to the head of the shovel and buff. This will keep the soil from sticking, and prevent rusting of the tool.

Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. Clay pots are boring, so replace those ordinary lettuce and kale pots with pumpkins. When you have finished cutting and cleaning the pumpkin, spray it with some liquid that will stave off wilting to keep it from rotting. When you finish this, you can plant!

If your soil is highly alkaline, try mixing used coffee grounds into the soil. The coffee grounds are a very inexpensive way to add acid back into the dirt. With it, you will find that your greens and vegetables will be more vibrant and tasty!

Do you hate how fresh mint leaves grow and take over your lovely garden but still like them? You can slow their growth rate by planting them in a garden container or large pot instead. You can bury the container so the top is flush with the ground if desired, but the container’s walls will prevent the roots from spreading so that the plant won’t take over your entire garden.

A great garden starts from the seeds and not from the plants. When opening a garden, the most green method of beginning is from seed. Most nurseries use a lot of plastic that is not recycled. If you want to buy plants, find a nurseries that uses organic methods or grow your plants from seeds.

Using natural materials in the garden will keep pests away. For example, planting a border consisting of marigolds or onions can repel slugs. You can also mulch around trees and shrubs with wood ash, which drives away insects. You can avoid using pesticides that contain harsh chemicals if you employ these techniques.

In conclusion, creating and maintaining an organic garden requires hard work, effort and research. If you want to see success at your efforts, you have to continue working at it. If you apply the tips you have just read, you should be able to grow healthy plants.