Category Archives: Plants

Here is a guide on how to water your plants during the holidays to prevent them from drying out while you are away.     To keep your precious plants hydrated and in good health, you must plan ahead.     During the holidays, it may seem impossible to water your plants, but if you follow a few precautions, you can make sure your garden doesn’t lack anything without asking your neighbors to be on duty.     For potted plants, the first step is to move the plant to a shady spot to reduce water evaporation. Keep the plants close together and keep a container filled with water near the pot so that the evaporating water creates a moist microclimate and keeps the soil well-moistened before you leave. Avoid placing plants in dark areas.  1) Inverted Drip Bottle  Inverted bottles are commonly used for watering holiday plants.  Fill a 1.5- or 2-liter…

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Rose Bush

5 Steps to Maintain Your Rose Bush Summary Is it necessary to treat roses? Step 1: Choose disease-resistant roses Step 2: Plant your roses carefully Step 3: Maintain your roses without treatment Step 4: Prevent aphid attacks without treatment Step 5: Manage mild rose disease attacks Maintaining roses without any treatment, even natural, is possible if you choose your roses carefully from a real rose grower, plant them wisely by taking care of the planting and using a few tricks. This practical information sheet explains the steps to follow to avoid having to treat your roses. Is it necessary to treat roses? Roses are too often considered difficult to grow because of the diseases that threaten them and the treatments that are therefore thought necessary. The diseases in question are mainly: Powdery mildew manifests itself as a kind of white felting on the foliage. Rust, which manifests itself in orange…

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Brussels sprouts are a typical winter vegetable. This vegetable is native to the Mediterranean region. This edible green cabbage forms the Brussels sprout itself. It has a distinctive bittersweet taste. Brussels sprouts are delicious in various dishes, but this winter vegetable is also very healthy. Fortunately, growing Brussels sprouts in the garden is not difficult. This guide provides instructions on sowing, caring for, and harvesting Brussels sprouts yourself. Growing Brussels Sprouts There are several options if you want to grow Brussels sprouts in your own vegetable garden. You can also choose an earlier or later harvest time. If you sow directly into the ground, sow in April or May for an early harvest. For a later harvest, it can be done around June. Grow Brussels sprouts in the greenhouse during February and March. This applies to both early and late harvests; grow them for early emergence in a cool greenhouse…

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Contrary to what you may think, horticulture is not just about ornamental plants. It is rather a vast field that embraces several other sub-fields. This is precisely what makes its professions so diversified, and there are specific training courses to access them. What to remember about horticulture? What are its professions? How to get there? Find below the answer to these questions. What should I know about horticulture? However, remember that it does not include the cultivation of cereals, oilseeds, or forestry. These areas are part of agriculture. Like agriculture, horticulture also feeds the world. However, there is a big difference between the two sectors. For example, horticulture manages to produce without the use of chemicals and ensures health in many ways. In fact, there are several types of horticulture. These include: 1. Ornamental horticulture This form of horticulture is generally divided into three sectors. These are production, services, and marketing.…

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Why My Plants Are Suddenly Dying?

Since plants are living things, just like animals, they die in basically the same way –when their critical cells will cease to function, the whole organism will die. However, there are many homeowners who were saddened by the unexpected death of their plant –at one particular point, the plant was doing just fine and then right after, it began to waste away right before your eyes. How is that possible? Your Plant Has Gone Dormant Dormancy is a psychological state that is induced in an organism during periods of environmental stress and this purposeful phase can be caused by a wide range of variables. In general, organisms exist and live within a specific temperature range, for example, but when the temperature goes above or below the usual limits of this range, it induces the dormancy state in certain organisms. A common example of dormancy in organisms includes how certain animals…

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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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clean

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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