Category Archives: Plants

4 Steps to Graft Tomatoes

4 Steps to Graft Tomatoes Summary     – Step 1: Select the rootstock and the tomato variety(ies) to be grafted     – Step 2: Make the seedlings     – Step 3: Graft the tomatoes     – Step 4: Take care of the grafted tomato plants Grafting tomatoes consists of grafting on a rootstock a scion of another variety to obtain plants combining the qualities of both types. The rootstock is chosen for its robust root system and natural resistance to soil-borne diseases. The graft is selected for its gustative qualities. This way, we obtain more vigorous and productive plants, less prone to infections (except airborne diseases such as mildew). This article explains step by step how to graft tomatoes.  1. Select the rootstock and the tomato variety(ies) to graft Rootstock There are wide varieties of tomatoes that can be used as rootstocks. Most are F1 hybrids:     – Groundforce F1;…

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cleaning is a real hassle and it is not something that we all enjoy. One out of three people thinks that green indoor plants are an attractive feature of their living space. However, houseplants are not just pretty to look at; they also reduce the temperature in a room. They purify and humidify the air even more easily if they are well maintained. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of our easy tips for keeping your leaves bright and clean. 1. Use olive oil Using olive oil will drive aphids and tiny bugs into retreat. Outdoor plants, just like indoor plants, can all have it. How to use it? All you need is a tablespoon of olive oil on a damp cloth. Wipe the leaves with it to clean them. This potion acts as both a natural pest repellent and a leaf cleaner. 2.…

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The Different Stages in Building a Garden

The Different Stages in Building a Garden   After choosing the type of garden and designing the plan, all that remains is to create your garden. To carry out the work of making your garden, we recommend that you call on the expertise of a seasoned professional. Summary – Calling on a company – Doing your own garden – How to build a garden: the different stages of the work Calling on a company Having your garden designed by a company is often the guarantee of a faithful rendering of the project conceived beforehand. However, choosing your contractor carefully and ensuring good communication throughout the project is essential. Why call a professional? A company knows how to advise you and adapt to your budget by proposing relevant and adapted solutions. It offers you a turnkey garden. Who to contact? A generalist company A generalist company can meet most of your…

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There is nothing like having scented plants in your garden or balcony. It’s perfect! It’s almost summer. Time to enjoy the shining sun, colorful flowers, greenery, buzzing bees, cheerful butterflies, and fluttering birds as much as possible. Read a magazine in an armchair or sip a refreshing drink on the terrace. More often than not, we go outdoors and enjoy eating out in the garden or on the balcony. Some plants emit sweet fragrances during the day and smell good to touch, especially in the evening. With such plants, you can turn your garden, patio, or balcony into a holiday paradise with fresh-smelling garden plants. Here’s a list! Historical and Old-fashioned Roses Modern roses are hardy with endless blooms and disease resistance, but unfortunately, they have little or no fragrance. True romantics will fall in love with the scent of historic “old fashioned” roses, such as hybrids of French roses…

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While there are many plants that snails love to eat, such as the well-known hosta, there are also plants that snails prefer to avoid. To prevent snails from infesting your garden, the natural solution is to plant these plants in your garden. In this blog, we will introduce you to some of these slug-fighting plants. 1) Donkey Ear Plant Donkey ear is a hairy, gray-leafed plant. Slugs absolutely hate crawling on these hairy leaves. It is evergreen and flowers from June to August. During this flowering season, stems with pink flowers appear and grow to a height of about 40 cm. It is preferable to grow them in a sunny location in dry soil. 2) Marigold Marigolds are 20 to 50 cm tall and bloom from June to October with yellow-orange flowers. Marigolds brighten up any garden with their colorful appearance. However, marigolds have a strong odor, which snails do…

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Plants are becoming increasingly popular as ornamental plants. Several species can live peacefully on flat land, but if you are looking for tall and impressive species, here is a list. When it comes to plants, always remember that they are not accessories but living organisms with specific needs. So, before you decide which plants to fill a room with just because they are “fashionable,” there are a few considerations to consider, especially with larger plants. First, ask yourself if there is enough space to accommodate them. If not, it could create a green oasis and fall back on many smaller plants. Then, determine the essential elements for plant life: brightness and humidity. Finally, consider your lifestyle: can you take care of them? Are you often away from home for long periods? Do you particularly enjoy gardening? Do you have any pets in your home? Only if you think you qualify…

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