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Gardening Secrets: #1Tip for Organic Gardeners – Seed Starting First Things First

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Gardening Secrets: 101 Tips for Organic Gardeners

If you’re looking to learn some gardening secrets including ways to solve problems and stretch garden budgets, you’ve come to the right place.

This page divulges 101 gardening secrets that the pros, retailers and giant chemical corporations don’t want you to know. Plus we’ve thrown in a few extra bonus tips as well.

They’re organized into general topics, but some tips overlap categories, so if you’re looking for something related to a section and don’t see it there, check through the others. This page covers a lot of ground (pun not intended), but does not duplicate topics covered in our other gardening pages.


Seed Starting – First things first…

1. Before starting seeds, microwave moistened starting mix, roughly 10 minutes per 2 quarts of moistened soil. Or bake in an oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. (Do not use potting soil.)

2. Starting plants from seeds? Sprinkle ground cinnamon powder on the soil to prevent fungus that causes damping off.

3. Cover seedlings with an upside down clear drinking glass or clear plastic cup. It will hold in moisture and protect the plant from cold air.

4. Rooting a plant in water?
Adding an aspirin will help with water absorption and root growth

5. Sowing seeds outdoors? Sprinkle flavored gelatin over them as you sow. Then cover the seeds as usual and water them. The sugar feeds helpful bacteria in the soil and the gelatin provides nitrogen for the plants.

Gardening Secrets: 101 Tips for Organic Gardeners

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