Choosing the Right Organic Plants

Choosing the right plants for the area will make an organic garden much more productive.
choosing right plants for area

choosing right plants for area

Plants such as marigolds can help repel pests in the garden.

When choosing plants for your organic garden, there are a few things to consider. Your local garden center can help you answer all of these questions:

  • What plants are designed to grow in your area? Those will have the best chance of producing high-quality, good-tasting vegetables.
  • What diseases are common to your area, and are there varieties that are resistant to those diseases?
  • How much care are the plants going to need? Are you choosing plants that have more requirements than you have time for?

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