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Organic Gardening Tips You Should Try Out!

Brighten up your flower beds with annuals and biennials. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. They are very useful for filling in the gaps between perennials and shrubs in a sunny area. Notable varieties include cosmos, rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock, marigold and sunflower.

Plants need a sufficient amount of CO2 for proper maximum growth. Most plants grow better in higher levels of CO2. The best method to obtain a high amount is to get access to a greenhouse. CO2 levels are best kept high, in order to provide optimal growing conditions for your plants.

If you are growing vegetables in your garden, it is important that you have them in a spot where they can get at least 6 hours of sun a day. Most vegetables require this amount of sun in order to grow properly and at a quicker pace. This is also true for some flowers.

Plan your garden before you plant it. This will help you to remember where you planted the different plants when sprouts begin to shoot up from the ground. This can also help prevent you from losing smaller plants or smaller groups of plants within a larger garden area.

Do you love fresh mint leaves but hate how they quickly grow to take over your garden? Rein in their growth by planting the mint in a large pot or garden container instead. You can then plant the container down in the ground if you like, but the walls of the container will hold the roots captive and keep the plant from taking over your garden!

Divide irises. You can increase your stock of irises by dividing up overgrown clumps. Lift bulbous irises when the foliage is dead. The bulbs will split up naturally in your hand, and when replanted, will often flower the next year. Rhizomes should be divided using a knife. Cut new pieces from the outside and discard the old center. Each piece should have at least one strong offshoot. Replant immediately.

A good green garden should start from seeds and not plants. When starting a new garden, the most environmentally friendly way is to start from seed. The plastics used in nurseries are rarely recycled and ends up in landfills, so it is best to start with the seeds or buy from nurseries who use organic materials in packaging their plants.

You can use natural materials or other plants in your garden to keep away pests. A border of onions or marigolds around a vegetable garden can repel slug. Using wood ash as mulch around the base of tree and shrub seedlings will also help keep away insect pests. These methods remove the need for harsh chemical pesticides.

Put a couple of inches of organic mulch around each of your vegetable plants. The mulch will keep the soil around the plants moist a little longer. In addition, it will keep the weeds from growing. This can save you a lot of time and effort in pulling out the weeds.