How and when to prune plants

Annual plant pruning in your garden or pots is useful for its correct growth. To ensure a healthy plant development, keep in mind the following schedule: January – fruit trees (if it’s not too cold); February – all shrubs that don’t bloom in early spring and grape vines; March – …

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How to use tobacco as a pesticide

When flowers are invaded by white fleas you certainly appeal to insecticides. However, an eco-friendly method and very healthy for plants is tobacco. You can get it from 2-3 cigarettes and prepare an infusion in 200ml of water. Allow the liquid to cool then pour it in a sprayer. Spread …

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How to protect the soil against drought and weeds

Mulch is an organic layer, such as straw, leaves, vegetable scraps or sawdust, which is applied over the soil surface to retain moisture by reducing evaporation, to prevent weed growth, but also to ensure, through decomposition, nutrients for the plants. You can use lots of materials Mulching the soil is …

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What’s your plant disease and how to treat it ?

Diseased plants may have lots of symptoms, from stained leaves and rotten fruits to wilting or death. As you can tell if your plants are “sick” note some signs: Mane: leaves, flowers, stems and branches wilt or wither and die suddenly. It might be gray mold (produced by fungi) or …

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Mandatory gardening activities in July

Each month has its specific plan when it comes to gardening, so here are the main activities of mandatory gardening in July. In what concerns gardening, July is not a very busy month because flowers slow down their growth and you start collecting fruits and vegetables. There are several gardening …

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How to properly take cuttings from plants

The best time to collect young cuttings is in the early morning, when strains haven’t lost their moisture in contact with midday sun. If the weather was dry, it’s better to water your plants the night before. To take cuttings, use sharp secateurs not to hurt the plant. Take some …

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The key to a successful vegetable garden

An elder’s say is that you can’t plant the same plant in the same place 2 years in a row. Unfortunately, like many other rules that our grandparents were applying in the garden are forgotten. One of the most important rules is crop rotation. The consequences: poor crops due to …

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How to get rid of weeds with natural solutions

You can get rid of weeds with chemical solutions, but for small gardens and spaces around the house the best solution is the natural solutions that will not harm or and contaminate the air or soil, or water. As a result we have the best solutions and tips that can …

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Why you should have bird houses in your garden

Why building/buying bird houses in your garden? One reason is the joy of doing a good deed for those little noisy feathered souls. And the other reason is that birds are insectivore and it will balance the populations of insects in the garden. Some birds even have a key role …

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12 tips for june gardening

June is the first summer month and tradition says it’s one of the most restless months in the garden because spring mixes with summer. In June you can do everything in the garden: planting, drilling, but also you can collect the first fruits. Also in June the preparations for fall …

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