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15 Nov 2014 - 12:07:24 pm

Want Help With Horticulture? Try These Ideas

Organic horticulture is the alternative to using toxic products such as fertilizers or pesticides on the food you are going to eat and the environment you live in. Additionally, most organic horticulture techniques cost very little money. Here are some essential tips to help you become an expert organic gardener.

Using a shovel in clay soil is a lot of work, not only is the clay hard, but it will stick to the shovel and make it twice as hard to handle. Get better results in clay by rubbing car wax or floor wax onto the shovel, then buff off and dig. The clay will slide off of its surface and it will prevent rust.

It is important to do your homework so you choose plants that produce higher yields. Traditional strains are often out-performed by hybrids that have been bred for cold tolerance or disease resistance.

Before you begin to plant your garden you will need to check the soil. You can do a soil sample analysis for an affordable fee and then know what you need to properly treat your soil with so you can grow the best plants. It is worth having this information so that crops do not get ruined. Most Cooperative Extension offices provide this service.

All plants need an adequate supply of carbon dioxide in order to thrive. Plants tend to grow better when the CO2 levels are higher. The best way to expose your plants to a high level of carbon dioxide is by growing them in a greenhouse. It's very important to keep the CO2 levels high so your plants have the best possible growing conditions.

Seeds should be soaked in a dark area overnight. Put a few seeds in a small container and fill it near to the top with water. This lets water soak into the seeds, giving them an extra boost of hydration when they start growing. The seeds will most likely have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.

Try growing some cat grass or wheat grass in the vicinity of the plants that your cat likes to eat. Another option is to place offensively smelling objects on the topsoil near and around the plants you want to protect. Citrus peels or mothballs are a couple of examples.

By implementing the advice that is in this article, you can expect to have a healthy, toxic free, productive garden in the very near future. When you work to keep your garden in tune with nature, you'll also see more birds and animals stop by for a visit.
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