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TIP! Digging in hard clay soil is made even more difficult because it sticks to the shovel. Use a thin coat of floor or car wax on your shovel, then buff it with a nice clean cloth to make dealing with clay soil easier.

Chances are, you’ve probably at least heard, if not seen, organic foods at some point. You may not always know which fruits or vegetables are really organic without looking at the packaging or prices. The organic products cost more, and they often come in distinctive packaging. Look at the following advice to learn how to start an organic garden.

TIP! Select plants that produce a relatively high yield. A disease-resistant hybrid plant can be a good option to consider over a more traditional variety due to its tendency to produce higher yields.

Don’t bother with expensive chemicals if your plants start to sport powdery mildew. Mix some baking soda and a very small amount of liquid soap into water. You just need to spray your plants with this solution once every five days until the mildew is no longer visible. Baking soda treats the mildew effectively and gently and it won’t damage your plants.

TIP! Do not plant perennials that are prone to snail infestation. Snails and slugs can destroy plants in just one night.

It’s sometimes possible to save certain plants from winter cold by bringing them inside. You can save the ones you spent the most money on or the ones that are resistant. Dig around roots carefully before transferring to a pot.

TIP! Ensure you have the proper soil for the plants you have selected. Depending on what kind of plants you want in your garden, the soil might or might not be adapted.

Plants need ample amounts of CO2 to reach their maximum growth. A major portion of plants grow their best in an environment with a saturated level of CO2. Growing plants in a greenhouse is the best way to contain CO2 for use by your plants. CO2 levels are best kept high, in order to provide optimal growing conditions for your plants.

TIP! Your plants will reach maximum growth if they have a sufficient supply of carbon dioxide. Typically, the higher the levels of carbon dioxide present in a plant’s environment, the better it will grow.

When you’re out and about in the garden, particularly in the fall, keep an eye out for sink bugs. They like fruits, as well as peppers, beans and tomatoes. Proper measures should be taken in order to ensure minimal damage to your crops.

TIP! Try growing wheat grass or cat grass in the area of the plants your cat wants to eat. You could also repel your pet by planting rosemary or placing citrus fruit peels around your garden.

If you want your garden full of flowers spring through summer, plant bulbs. Most bulbs are extremely hearty and grow easily. They also come back year after year. Different bulbs bloom at various times, so choosing appropriately, you may have blooms early spring to later summer.

TIP! Protect your delicate deciduous shrubs from harsh elements. Shrubs in pots especially need special care in the colder weather.

Don’t forget to use a good fertilizer in your garden. Manure is a great garden additive, but it is important that you choose a manure that has been composted commercially so that there is less of a risk of pathogens. The options for fertilizing are vast and include environmentally sound choices, so no matter which you choose, just be sure to use one.

TIP! Think about planting evergreen plants that will produce berries in the backyard. The evergreens will add some color to your garden or yard, especially during the winter, when other plants have died or lost color.

A touch of organic mulch will boost the potential of the vegetable plants in your garden. The mulch will help keep the dirt around the plants more moist. It also prevents weed growth. You will save time by not pulling weeds.

TIP! You can help provide nutrients by watering your plants with room temperature water that is leftover after cooking vegetables. To add acidity to the soil of your rhododendrons and gardenias, use coffee or tea grounds.

Familiarize yourself with the optimum harvesting time of your vegetables. There is a specific time to pick every sort of vegetable in order to maximize its taste and cooking utility. Harvesting zucchini is best done when they are small and baby peas should be harvested when they are young. By contrast, it’s best to wait until tomatoes are fully ripe before picking them. Take some time to learn about the best harvest time for the vegetables that you have growing.

TIP! Choose one plant and make it the focal point of your garden. Your focal point will be the main center of attention for anyone who sees your garden.

When growing a vegetable garden it can be hard to control pests. It is wise to limit the use of harsh chemicals, because the vegetables will be eaten. To safely keep your garden pest-free, keep a sharp eye out. When you are vigilant, you can simply remove the pests from your plants manually as soon as you notice them. Early detection is the best solution to ridding your garden of pests.

TIP! If you want your children to enjoy your organic garden, plant some tasty strawberries. Kids are quite eager to pick fruit from a garden, and will help with the planting if they get a nice snack out of it at the end.

When you are organic horticulture, ask your children to lend a hand. The benefits for your children will be a closer bond with nature and an understanding of where food comes from.

TIP! Indoor plants need an environment that is between 65 and 75 degrees. It is important for them to be kept in this temperature range if they are to grow properly.

Strawberries are a great plant to grow in any organic garden, especially if you happen to have kids or any strawberry lover in your home. Children are thrilled to harvest fruit from their own garden, and doing so often makes them more enthusiastic about helping out with the more hum-drum aspects of tending a garden.

TIP! Organic indoor plants may need additional light sources to make up for the light they miss out on by being indoors. This needs to be considered.

A mixture of aspirin and water can help your ailing plants. Dissolve aspirin (1.5 pills per 2 gallons of water) in a bucket and administer to your plants. Help your plants to fight disease by spraying them with the aspirin water. Try spraying your plants with this around every three weeks.

TIP! Working in the garden doesn’t have to be grueling; learn to work more efficiently. Don’t waste your time by searching high and low for that packet of seeds or spade.

You never want to do any horticulture with open wounds, so make sure everything is completely healed up before you begin; otherwise, you run the risk of your cut being exposed to dangerous chemicals and dirt. The dirt and grime you come into contact with while gardening can cause even a small cut to become seriously infected. You can now purchase bandages to seal the cut completely.

TIP! You can get rid of slugs with a simple beer trap. Bury a single glass jar with the open mouth level with your soil in the garden.

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.