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Advice For Starting Your Own Organic Garden

Organic gardening is a goal many people have but never actually try to accomplish. A lot of people feel like growing your own garden is a daunting task because they feel intimidated by the unknown. Read on to find many tips which will help you to create your own organic garden quickly and easily.

Sod should be laid properly. The soil requires preparation before sod can be laid. Break the soil into fine tilth and make sure you remove any weeds as well. Flatten the soil back into place, gently but firmly. Afterward, you want to make sure the soil is moistened. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. The sod should form a flat and firm surface. Fill in gaps with soil. Water the sod each day for two weeks so it will become well-rooted and ready for foot traffic.

You must gradually introduce your plants to changing conditions and temperatures, so you do not shock them. The first day you transfer your plants, you should only allow them to sit in direct sunlight for a few hours. As the week progresses, gradually increase their exposure to the outdoors. Hopefully, after about a week or so, your plants should have adjusted to the change. Now you can transplant them without any worries.

Keep your plants thriving through the winter by bringing them inside. Try to save plants that are expensive or that are resistant enough to handle the transition. When you dig up the plant, carefully avoid the roots then place it in a container.

The kind of soil you use will influence the results. Fertilizer can enrich the soil to make it more viable. You can also make an artificial area using only one type of soil.

If you are going to be doing some gardening, watch out for stink bugs, especially in the fall! Stink bugs are attracted to tomatoes, beans and most fruits. If they are left in the garden, they can do great damage to your plants, so you should do whatever you can to eliminate them.

Keep the weeds out of your garden by removing them regularly. Weeds can take over a healthy garden faster than you think. A simple tool that is useful in removing weeds is white vinegar. White vinegar is natural, very inexpensive, and can really kill the weeds! So, use a spray solution of white vinegar if you are tired of pulling those weeds by hand.

You can plant wheat grass or cat grass near the plants that the cat eats. It may also work to add citrus peelings or mothballs to the soil of the plants, because the odor is unpleasant to cats.

Reading these tips probably cleared up some of the questions you had about organic gardening. Hopefully, it made organic gardening seem less intimidating. By using the information you have learned from the tips above, you can start to grow the organic garden that you’ve always wanted.…