The strawberry tree is the fruit shrub that has attracted the attention of many of you, so here is an article to explain how to grow the strawberry tree, where to find it and how to treat it. Although native to Southern Europe, the strawberry tree adapts well to any type of climate, both to the hot and dry summers typical of the islands and to the cold and harsh winters of Northern Italy: the strawberry tree tolerates the cold up to 15 degrees below zero.
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I knew that there are many types of beer (I confess I'm not a connoisseur) but I didn't know that beer is good not only to drink and that you can have a lot of useful things, for example the vegetable garden. Then I saw the program of Orticola, the green lyfe exhibition-market that will take place in Milan from 10 to 12 May and a world opened up to me.
With the arrival of the beautiful seasons, garden maintenance work becomes more frequent, the sun beats fast and the lawn grows faster, which is why it is necessary to cut the turf more often. Today we will give you some advice on choosing a lawn mower, a tool that not only serves to adjust the height of the turf but also to improve its aesthetic appearance.
Aromatic herbs can enrich every part of our garden as they do not require great care or attention, they are able to grow both in the sun, in the shade, in humid areas and on the banks of small streams or ponds. Gardening with aromatic herbs is very simple, many aromatic herbs produce large quantities of flowers and therefore self-sowing seeds.
Organic cultivation on the terrace gives us the opportunity to always have fresh fruit and vegetables in the kitchen, of sure origin and of undoubted quality. We should start with our organic waste, which we find ourselves throwing away every day, to obtain a compost, able to support the growth and maturation of plants and make them tastier once on the table.
Irrigation of the garden is a fundamental condition to ensure the luxuriant growth of plants, through the right amount of water it is possible to grow both in the garden and on the terrace. Here's how to irrigate your garden by following some important and simple rules to put into practice.
The balcony garden is a trend that has been spreading widely in recent times. Having tomatoes, courgettes, aubergines on hand without having to go to the greengrocer has several advantages. First of all, you have the opportunity to know what you are eating ... and it's not cheap! Another important thing is the resulting economic savings….
Decanting the plants is a necessary procedure for the good growth of the vegetable. In fact, the plant grows …… at a certain point that pot becomes too narrow! How can I understand that the time has come to transplant my plant? The alarm bell comes when the roots begin to emerge from the drainage holes of the pot.
Domestic compost is a fertilizer that is obtained from an entirely natural process, thanks to which waste destined for disposal is reduced by 30. Compost, made up of organic waste, has great benefits on the environmental impact since it avoids the negative impacts related to the production and disposal of waste.
Fertigation consists of fertilizing the soil with liquid fertilizers dissolved in water and is the standard alternative to solid fertilization for potted plants on the terrace and balcony. Fertigation also has the advantage of evenly distributing the fertilizer in the soil, favoring its absorption by the roots.
Growing cucumbers is very simple, cultivation can be done both outdoors and in a greenhouse. In the article you will find all the indications of the cultivation of cucumber in greenhouses. Cucumber cultivation in greenhouses, sowing The sowing, which takes place in spring, is done by planting a seed for each jar, it will then be necessary to water and place the containers in a warm place around at 25 ° C.
There are many varieties of mint, wild and cultivated, and all of them give off in a more or less penetrating way the characteristic scent due to the presence of menthol. Peppermint is probably the species with the most intense and pleasant scent and for this reason it is also the most cultivated, in the vegetable garden, in the garden and in pots on the terrace.
The cultivation of melon does not require much attention and can be grown both in the garden and in pots. To grow melon it is important to keep it warm for a long time with a temperature around 25 °. If it is impossible to guarantee this temperature, the cultivation can be done in a box or in a greenhouse.
The sunflower, which owes its name to the characteristic of following the course of the sun by changing inclination to receive as much light as possible, is a plant that gives flowers with bright colors and large dimensions. The cultivation of sunflowers can be done both in the garden and on the terrace and does not involve major difficulties.
In the absence of larger spaces, even the window sill can give the pleasure of cultivating a vegetable garden (perhaps 100 organic) with small varieties, for example aromatic herbs, some medicinal plants and miniature vegetables. The most practical containers for growing a vegetable garden on the windowsill are the common plastic crates, light and washable, generally measuring 60x20x20 centimeters.
Repotting is a necessary procedure to allow plants to develop and grow at their best. Before repotting it is good to have all the useful information to prevent the plant from growing as it should or worse drying out. Below we present useful information for repotting a plant.
Stevia, a small perennial herbaceous shrub from Paraguay, is a plant with an enormous sweetening capacity, which can be grown in the garden or on the terrace. The sweetener plant is famous just like stevia rebaudiana, by Rebaudi, the discoverer of its sweetening properties. In fact, more than 150 species of stevia have been described in nature, but rebaudiana is the only one that also possesses important sweetening properties.
Plants can be prone to various diseases, the first symptoms are recognized by observing the leaves. Therefore it is essential to always keep the leaves of our plants under control. In this regard we will show you how to recognize plant diseases, following some simple instructions.
When we talk about a vegetable garden on the balcony we are referring to a cultivation set up in very small spaces. A small vegetable garden like the one on the balcony, can take advantage of automated irrigation systems with timers, in this context porous pipes and micro-irrigation are included. Before delving into the most suitable irrigation methods for the garden on the balcony, we will give you some food for thought about water management and water saving: look at your balcony.
In the period from July to August, houseplants suffer greatly from the heat and low ambient humidity. The help it can give consists mainly of foliar spraying to be performed frequently (taking care to use rested water, preferably rainy and not too cold). For the plants on the balcony and on the terrace in August the descending phase of the vegetative cycle begins, the seeds abound and the leaves change color.
Indoor plants are an excellent furnishing solution and also have a beneficial effect on the person and on the physical place where you live. A room with many plants becomes a more welcoming and relaxing environment, without neglecting the fact that they are able to purify the air we breathe.