Skip to main content


Showing posts from September, 2021

 Use scent to deter foxes


Foxes have a very strong sense of smell and will eat almost anything. Gardens with chickens or rabbits, or bird feeders, accessible pots, and crops are particularly attractive. You can use some scents to deter foxes, they are said to dislike the smell of chilies and garlic, so pour boiling water and spray your garden as a fox repellant. Other animal repellents are available, but be aware of the risk to other wildlife and always read the manufacturers' instructions carefully. If a territory is marked by a fox, it will take some effort to move them, and if they feel their territory is being threatened, they may increase the amount of marking.

aphid management in leafy greens

 4 keys to effective aphid management in leafy greens In order for vegetable growers to successfully compete in the new market, they need to produce high-quality, pest-free crops. This is especially challenging for leafy growers, where the damage caused by aphids can drastically reduce yield and quality. In many areas where lettuce is produced, aphids are an economically important pest found in the crop. Types of aphids Many aphid species infect and damage leafy vegetables. Among them, the green peach aphid, Mycelium persica, is generally the most notable because of its wide host range, the tendency to pesticide resistance, and the tendency to infect plants rapidly. Other species such as the foxglove aphid, the algae Solani, and the lettuce aphid, Nasonovia ribisnigiri are important aphid pests of lettuce in the western United States. Due to their small size and high reproductive capacity, aphids are often undetected until they grow to the point of damage. Related Links -  

protect mice at home and in the garden

 How to protect mice at home and in the garden Mice can be very frustrating when they eat your plants and your pantry snacks. Here's how to control and control rats at home and in the garden. Mice in the garden and at home Mice live close to humans. You may have to learn to live with rats, but you need to control them before they chew and eat your garden and house. Mice are annoying and expensive because they pollute human food to a great extent - from our crops to shelves. They chew holes in the wires and destroy houses. They also carry disease and bacteria. Mice traps are not only inhumane, they do not keep rats out of your home. It is important to prevent rats from entering your home by means of exemptions. Identification How to identify the mouse Mice are small rodents with relatively large ears and small black eyes. They are usually gray or light brown. Mice weigh one ounce and are five to seven inches long. Their tail adds three to four inches in addition to that

How to Grow a Kitchen Garden

 Grow a Kitchen Garden Create an indoor kitchen garden in a small space! You do not realize that the main places for a small kitchen garden are windows with east or south exposure! Check out our tips for creating both a kitchen herb and an organic kitchen vegetable garden, in which most indoor vegetable plants will grow well in a sunny window. Take a cut from some of your favorite indoor and outdoor plants and root them in water to start a kitchen garden. Use pruners or a sharp knife to cut 3- or 4-inch stems; Remove the leaves from the bottom and place the cut stem in a small container. If you like, select colorful containers and place them on the window. Although this does not apply to every plant, it is the easiest spreading method for rooting kitchen plants in water. Change the water in the containers weekly because stagnant water becomes cloudy, reducing the attractiveness of the arrangement. Most importantly, bacteria can create and create unhealthy media for kitchen

Your first vegetable garden

vegetable garden Setting up your first vegetable garden is a challenging but rewarding process and you may need some help to get started. Despite being an interesting and demanding hobby, your vegetable garden will save you money and provide a lot of fun. It is an educational activity for young children and teaches them the value and importance of conserving and respecting nature. Planting your vegetables can be very cheap or free, however, the yield will be enough to cook a few good meals for yourself. Not to mention, the pride and joy you achieve when you consume the food you nurture are incredible. One of the most important steps is being easily managed by someone with little or no limited knowledge or experience. For example, a garden of 3 meters to 3 meters with 5 or 6 vegetable plants may be the practical starting size. In this way, you increase your chances of success. It also allows you to evaluate whether you really enjoy such entertainment without spending too man

How often should plants be watered

 How many times should the plants be watered? When I first started gardening, I realized that one of the biggest questions I had was how often to water the plants. I was very curious to see my plants grow, which led to constant watering the plants. In fact, there is no basic answer to this question because the level or frequency of irrigation depends largely on criteria such as climate, time of year, location, and type of plant. Continue reading below and you will find some brilliant and useful ideas to help answer the question: How often should plants be watered? 1. Moisture too Most plants enjoy evenly moist soil throughout. When watering, make sure to pour the soil evenly over all areas, instead of filling only part of the plant with water. In this case, it is useful to note that a slight drying of the plant promotes new root growth. Always watering in one place can lead to incorrect nutrient absorption in the soil. Therefore, always pour water around the plant and cover

Ideal trees for privacy in large and small yards

The best trees for privacy in big and small yards Privacy is something that everyone is looking for, regardless of whether your site is big or small. While the old saying that “fences make good neighbors” is certainly true, I would like to get some much-needed backyard solitude by using lush, evergreen plants instead of a hard, boring fence. Fortunately, large and small yards may have better privacy trees. They protect your outdoor space from suffocating neighbors, prevent street noise, and create the feeling of solitude needed to turn your yard into a quiet haven. Today, I would like to introduce you to some of the best trees for privacy. What do all the good trees for privacy have in common? Before looking at which particular type of trees are best to screen, it is important to discuss the characteristics common to all good privacy trees. 1. Privacy Trees are easy to grow. Hungry trees are not suitable for creating privacy. If a tree is difficult to grow, or if it does no

Rid of whiteflies

  The control method of whiteflies  As for insects, whiteflies are one of the most common and most harmful to plants. The number of whiteflies can explode quickly and cause severe infection. Once they are caught, whiteflies can be difficult to remove, so it is important to identify the early signs of infection and use the necessary treatment to bring them under control. What are  whiteflies ? Despite its name, the whitefly is not a real fly but is closely related to aphids, mealybugs, and sizes. These soft-bodied insects feed on plant sap, causing leaf damage and many other problems. They are moth-shaped, elongated, about 1/16 of an inch long, and slightly grayish-white in color. Due to their small size, they can be difficult to spot. 8 Tips: How to get rid of whiteflies  If you have whiteflies, try these tips: Spray with water: Gently spray the plants with water to expel whitefly eggs and nymphs. Since nymphs do not move after the initial creeping phase, they will starve t

Harvesting, curing and storing onions

 onions Storage onions are a variety of onions that last in a cool place during the winter months. Learn what varieties to grow for food storage and tips on harvesting, curing, and storing onions for winter food storage. Each year a variety of onions mature rapidly, including scallops, and other varieties are eaten fresh. However, most of the onions I grow store onions that will last through the winter until the next growing season. Store onions to add flavor to winter soups, bone broths, chili, shells, and scallops. How to choose onions to grow for food storage When choosing to grow onions for winter storage, select varieties that are known for their long-term storage capabilities. Onions are classified as "short day" onions or "long day onions". We grow long-day onions in North American plant hardiness zones 6 and cold. These are induced into the bulb when sunlight increases for 14-16 hours. Cobra, Stuttgart, and Redwing are my main onions for long-ter

The best ways to ripen grapes and tomatoes indoors

 How to ripen green tomatoes When the temperature starts to drop, the tomatoes stop ripening, so it’s time to take action! We're going to show you how to ripen your green tomatoes inside and outside the vine - and removing those tomatoes from the vine is your specialty. Nothing tastes better than vine-ripe tomatoes. Unripe green tomatoes are still edible but reach their natural peak when the tomato plant reaches a deep vibrant color. How to ripen the exterior If you still have time to ripen the tomatoes outside before the frost, pinch out any small fruits and flowers so that your plants can now focus on the larger fruits that remain. Gradually reduce the amount of water you give to the tomato plant and create continuous dry conditions, which will allow the plants to ripen the remaining fruit. When removing tomatoes from grapes Tomatoes stop ripening below 50 degrees F. This is your tip to harvest all the remaining tomatoes when the daytime temperature is high. Of course

How to identify, control, and prevent mosaic viruses

 Mosaic viruses Here are tips on how to detect, control and prevent mosaic viruses in various plants. What are mosaic viruses? Mosaic viruses infect more than 150 species of plants, including many fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The disease is characterized by yellow, white, and leaves with pale or dark green spots and stripes (in other words, "mosaic" of these colors). Some commonly affected plants include tomatoes, squash, cauliflower, and cucumbers, but many more are susceptible. Types of mosaic virus There are several mosaic viruses that commonly affect plants in the vegetable garden: Bean Common Mosaic Virus (BCMV) and Bean Yellow Mosaic Virus (BYMV) are the primary mosaic viruses that infect all types of beans. They are usually spread by aphids, but BCMV is spread by seed, so do not protect the seeds from infected plants. Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) is spread by common types of mosaic viruses and other aphids. As its name suggests, the cucumber mosaic virus

Common pepper pests

 Common pepper pests and diseases that can kill your crops Pepper plants are easy to grow, but unfortunately, you will encounter many pepper pests and diseases in your garden and your plants will die. It is important for any gardener to be prepared to face any problems that come your way, but especially if you want to eat your crop. Fortunately, you can learn preventative measures such as removing garden debris, allowing air circulation, and rotating crops to help prevent pests and diseases from finding your garden. If that fails, we have effective solutions to your horticultural problems.  Common pepper insects Compared to other plants, pepper plants have fewer pest problems, but they are no exception. There are plenty of insects that think these plants are tasty and worthy of snacks. Here are some of the most common peppermint pests. 1. Aphids One of the most common pepper pests handled by gardeners is aphids. These are small, delicate body insects that like to stick to t

Croton Plant Care

 The Final Guide to Croton Plant Care Croton plants are easy to care for and are a good tropical indoor plant that can survive for many years with the right heat! Croton is scientifically known as Codiaeum variegatum and is characterized by its bright purple, cream, black, red, orange, and yellow colors. Croton variants include Corkscrew, Stoplight, Red Bravo, Gold Dust Croton, Zanzibar, Red Isoton, Petra, Mummy, Fantastic, and Sloppy painter. They all need different and specialized croton plant care. The croton plant is generally compared to the fiddle leaf figure because of its high maintenance reputation. Most first owners complain that the croton plant has lost some of its leaves after the first few weeks, which is quite normal, so you need not fear if this happens. Simply remove the dead leaves and with proper care and a little TLC, your croton will grow new colorful leaves. Tips for maintaining croton 1. Soil composition: Croton plant thrives in fertile soils with pe

Growing vegetables in pots

 Container gardening: Growing vegetables in pots If growing your own vegetables and herbs may seem tempting but you do not have much space, containers are a viable alternative to the traditional kitchen plot. All you need is a balcony, patio, floor, or other small space that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. There are many reasons to grow your own food in containers: Home-made products are tastier and often more nutritious than store-bought ones. Container vegetables are the most accessible and are usually grown on your doorstep. Some vegetables work better in containers, some vegetables do not work well. By choosing the right vegetables and following some basic tips, you can grow and harvest your own farm-fresh food at home. Starting Your Container Vegetable Garden Evaluate your site: Make sure your site gets enough light by observing how the sun moves throughout the day. In hot weather, the plants may need shade in the afternoon so they do not get too hot. Mea