In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener. To keep your plants from getting shocked, you need to gradually introduce them to changes in temperature and conditions. At first, only leave them outside for a brief period of time. Over the course of a week, slowly increase the amount of time that you leave them outside. Once the transition is complete, your plants will probably be able to tolerate the outdoor conditions. Try planting your plants in flower pots first, then transferring them to your garden once they have had a bit of time to grow. They are then more likely to survive and to become thriving, mature plants. This is also a good way to tighten up your planting schedule. Your seedlings will be ready to go in as soon as you remove the previous set of mature plants. A handy trick is to turn the handle on a tool that you use often into a makeshift ruler. Tools with long handles, such as a shovel or rake, are absolutely perfect for this job, and make your workload a little bit smaller. Place the handles on the ground and measure them. Label the distances with a permanent marker. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal. Plant annuals and biennials to make your flower beds brighter. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season. They are very useful for filling in the gaps between perennials and shrubs in a sunny area. A variety of flowers that will thrive in your region are available. Try dousing weeds in your garden with boiling water to get rid of them. A pot full of boiling water is an effective herbicide, yet it is, chemically speaking, completely harmless. One simple layer across the weeds with a pot of boiling water will take care of the problem, but you have to remember the same applies to your plants, as well. Boiling water can hurt the roots of weeds and can prevent them from growing. Mint leaves are wonderful, but don't you despise how quickly they can take over a garden due to rapid growth? You can slow their growth rate by planting them in a garden container or large pot instead. Bury the container so that your plant does not stand out. The container will keep the roots from spreading too far. A great garden starts from the seeds and not from the plants. The most “green” way to create a new garden is starting from seeds. Plastic used in nurseries normally end up in landfills. For an garden that helps the environment, plant seeds directly in the garden's soil or purchase plants grown in organic packaging. Think about berry-producing trees that are green year round for your garden. The berries will provide a boost of color to your backyard, even during the colder months when most of the other vegetation has been drained of their color. Other winter plants include the American Holly, Winterberry, The American Cranberrybush and the Common Snowberry. Beautiful insects are attracted to heather when you plant it. Bees love heather, and it's one of the earliest sources of nectar for the bees when they emerge during springtime. Spiders, ground beetles, and other useful insects spend time in undisturbed heather beds. With this in mind make sure you wear some gloves when you are working with the heather. Using a solution of aspirin and water can prevent certain plant diseases. Dissolve one and one-half aspirins into two gallons of cold water, and use it to fortify your plants. You simply have to spray the solution on your plants to assist them in warding off diseases. Try spraying your plants with this around every three weeks. Make sure any open cuts are completely protected from dirt and chemicals before you go to work in your garden. A cut or abrasion can become infected if it is not properly protected from dirt, pesticides and other irritants. There are now bandages available that will entirely seal off any cut they are applied over. Use plastic bags to cover muddy gardening shoes. When you do this, your flow stays going, and you can just get right back out to your garden and finish quick. Use an old laundry basket to collect your produce. The laundry basket will function as a makeshift strainer for the fruits and vegetables. The basket won't be affected by the water and it will drain right off as though it were poured into a large sieve. Your authenticity as an organic grower is solidified when you obtain the organic gardening certification. With this, you and your crops are credible and 100% legitimately organic. This is important for your business and to your customers. This should improve sales and attract customers who are environmentally conscious. A certification will easily communicate to them that they are getting the best products possible. With the information you just learned, you can start trying different organic methods in your own garden. This is a field of endeavor where a wealth of useful information exists, and you have to delve into this knowledge. Take what you have learned and use it make your garden as successful as you can.