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 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.



Grow carrots in a grow bag

 Grow carrots in your garden Urban gardeners can also grow crispy carrot crops What Can You Grow in a Gardener's Best Grow Bag? As we found in our experimental gardens, almost anything! What do you need on the day of planting Carrot Seeds: We recommend a small Nandus variety. To avoid thinning, look for granulated seeds. Grow Pack: The Gardener's Best Potato Grow Pack is best suited for the carrot crop. Planting mix (pot soil): The potato growing bag contains 50 quartz. We recommend our container mix. Do not use ordinary garden soil as it will not come out generously when used in the grow bag. Granular fertilizer: We recommend all application fertilizers. Water When we started thinking about all the vegetable crops that could benefit from the best growing conditions in a grow bag, carrots were at the top of the list. All vegetables grow well in good soil, but some crops are required. Carrots, being a root crop, do not grow well in heavy clay or rocky soils. For bett

used tea bags instead of throwing them away in the garden

Why use used tea bags instead of throwing them away in the garden? 1. Worms eat tea leaves - Worms can safely eat tea leaves. When they process the leaves, they produce a higher “higher yield”, which is very beneficial for growing your soil plants.  2. Teapots help retain water - Bury your tea bags near the roots of your plants to retain more water and stay healthy. 3. Bags decompose - Most British tea packs are made using a relative of bananas. Manila hemp is made using the fiber of the abaca leaf stems. The small amount of plastic they use to seal the bag and seal the tea bags will disappear in about 6 months.  4. Reduce trash - Burying your tea bags in the garden or throwing them in the compost pile will help remove excess waste. 5. Teabags keep pests at bay - Used tea bags and coffee beans can help keep pests away from your plants. The scent prevents you from biting your plants. 6. Teabags help keep weeds in check - If you cover your tea bags in the garden, they wi

Reasons Your Houseplants Are Dying

 Causes of your houseplants dying Houseplants bring green color and texture to the interior of your home - as long as they are yellow, shriveled, or covered with fungus. Here are 11 causes of your houseplants dying, and tips on how to save greens from an early grave. Root rot Excessive watering of a houseplant prevents proper drainage, which over time can lead to root rot, which causes the roots to become soft and brown due to a lack of oxygen. Symptoms of Root Rot The plant withers slowly and the leaves turn yellow and fall off. To protect a plant from root rot, remove it from the soil and try to clean the roots. Then, cut the roots again to remove the diseased tissue, clean the container and place the plant back in the new soil after disinfection. Hunger Even if the leaves are yellow and do not fall off, your houseplant will be hungry. As the nutrients in the soil decrease over time, potted plants need to be fertilized regularly. Plants occasionally benefit from a clean s

Damping Off

soil-borne diseases - Damping Off A serious problem affecting many young plants can be reduced by using these proven, organic techniques. The soil-borne fungal disease, which affects seeds and new seedlings, usually refers to the rotting of stem and root tissues above and below the soil surface. In most cases, the affected plants germinate and grow well, but within a few days, they become soaked in water, become succulent, fall to the ground and die. Many fungi cause seed and seedling decay, including Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, and Phytophthora. However, species of soil fungus madness are often the culprits. Moisture usually occurs when old seeds are planted in cold, moist soil and poor soil drainage is further increased. High humidity, fertile pot soil, and very deep planting will encourage its growth. Fungal spores live in the soil and are primarily a problem in seedbeds. They can be taken home with garden tools and garden soil or in the greenhouse. Note: Primary plants are r

Winter houseplant care

 Winter houseplant care: Balanced conditions A friend of this column interacted with a sad house plant story, which points to the importance of knowing all aspects of house plant care. In winter, most plants are dormant and should be treated accordingly. That is, pay equal attention to every aspect of your indoor plants, including how little water they hold inactive, and how those features affect each other. How many of us have left our favorite plant (in my case, this is old, reliable rosemary) on the south-facing window only to wither due to temperature fluctuations and lack of moisture during the cold season? Light, light water, optimum humidity, and temperature Take something with you, and your houseplant will be affected. I, like my rosemary, sometimes exaggerate one of the plant’s needs while ignoring others. Some tools can help us monitor things like humidity that we can ignore. The ability to observe and observe is an important horticultural skill. Available in four

GROWING DWARF CITRUS TREES IN CONTAINERS

 Growing dwarf citrus trees in containers If you can’t go to the tropics, try growing your own citrus trees in containers! Dwarf citrus varieties can grow year-round if kept in the right condition. They are all edible fruits and have shiny, evergreen leaves and deliciously fragrant flowers. (The scent is heavenly!) Learn how to care for your indoor citrus trees. There are many types of citrus plants that work well as container plants. Northern gardeners should also give them a shot. Check out some of the most popular! Types of dwarf citrus to try Mayer lemon is a cross between a lemon and tangerine, and one of the most popular citruses to grow in a pot. I have these two little shrubs, which always have fruit or flowers - or sometimes both at the same time! The flowers are very fragrant and the lemon is a good size, very juicy, with a delicate, heavenly scent, and tastes better than store-bought lemons. Since we know that these fruits are organically grown, we have created a

How to Remove Grass for a Garden Bed

Remove Grass for a Garden Bed Many readers ask how to remove the grass from the garden door. Whether you are clearing a portion of a lawn or clearing a field or restoring an old weed garden, we are here to help. Most importantly, if your soil is wasted or neglected, you need to reclaim it to produce it again! Your Garden Location Before clearing your lawn or land for a garden, you can start with four basics for choosing a good gardening site: The sun! Most plants need sunlight. If you are planting a vegetable garden, the crops need 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight so they will not be too shady. Avoid land with lots of rocks or invasive grasses (such as jansongras and invisible bermudagrass) as it can be very difficult for your garden to be successful. Avoid flooded or steep slopes as they may present water and access-related challenges. Heavy clay soils can also be challenging; In this case, we recommend elevated bed gardens. We are going to divide this area into two parts:

protect your hydrangeas in the winter

 Here are 5 must-know tips to protect your hydrangeas in the winter  Colorful display to celebrate the full bloom of a hydrangea. But did you know that some types of hydrangeas form flower buds during the growing season before flowering? Young, tender buds form in late summer and then they hang no matter what winter weather comes. If the cold wind, subzero temperatures, and frost and shore cycles damage those buds, you may forget to look for any hydrangea blooms next spring or summer. Providing extra protection for your plants in cooler areas will help increase their flowering. Here's what you can do to prepare your hydrangeas for the winter, so you can enjoy their beautiful blooms again. 1. Know your hydrangea type. The first step in planning winter care is to get a good idea of ​​what kind of hydrangea you are growing. If your hydrangea does not bloom in the spring but blooms exclusively from mid to late summer, it is a delicate or panicle hydrangea and produces its f

How to Grow Climbing Beans

 How to Grow Climbing Beans in Your Pot and Garden Beautiful climbing bean is a great choice for any garden. Sometimes referred to as runner beans, polar beans are available in green-potted and yellow-pot wax varieties. They require very little space, give good harvests, and thrive naturally in the wet, resisting diseases because their leaves dry out easily on the vine. A lush climbing bean that yields for a long time, tasty, fatty beans should be eaten mostly raw. The basketball player of the vegetable garden, the climbing bean can measure ten feet in height. Kids love planting them for their 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. ' Scarlet Runner ', an old type of climbing bean, was first used as an ornamental plant when they have introduced to Europe from their native Mexico 400 years ago. How do you grow climbing beans? Dwarf or runner? Many gardeners prefer dwarf or bush beans, as well as tomatoes and peas. An important factor for gardeners who want to grow tall bea

FUNGUS GNATS

How to identify and remove fungus GNATS Often considered only a small house pest, the fungus can quickly become a major problem (and annoying) if it abandons an infection. Here's how to find, remove and prevent fungal mosquitoes on your plants. What are Fungus Genes? Fungal snails are a fruit fly insect that primarily infects indoor houseplants. Inspired by the moisture of the pot soil, the adult chicks lay their eggs (up to about 200) in organic matter near the soil surface. After about three days, the eggs hatch into larvae that burrow into the soil and feed on worms and decaying plant material. After two weeks, the adult chicks emerge from the soil to repeat this process. Adults live about a week. Fungal chicks are completely harmless to humans because they cannot bite and do not spread diseases. They can be a problem for houseplants, however, when their population explodes and their larvae begin to eat the thin roots of the plant. Fungal chicks can spread bile, a gr

4 Secrets of growing tomatoes

 Secrets of growing tomatoes for a great harvest Tomatoes are a favorite crop of many home gardeners, and even beginner gardeners can succeed when growing the first tomato plant. But if you want to improve your tomato growing ability and get a bigger and better yield than ever before, I am going to give you some “trade secrets”. As a former organic market farmer, I have many years of experience growing thousands of tomato plants. As a result, I have included a list of 12 tomato growing secrets to use in your home garden for healthy plants, higher yields, and less work. 4 Secrets of growing tomatoes Some of these tomato growing secrets include tomato planting tips and soil health, while others focus on how to properly care for tomato plants during the growing season. However, each of these tomato growing secrets can help reduce workload as the harvest increases. The secret to growing tomatoes # 1: Phosphorus is a big thing Tomatoes love the sun. At least 6 hours of full sun

Seed germination for beginners

 Seed germination The seeds are easy to germinate but complex. In general, seeds need oxygen and moisture to germinate, followed by light and proper soil and temperature growth. Each type of seed has its own rules for germination. If you know something about the type of plant you are growing, you can guess its germination needs. For example, if plants originate in tropical climates, their seeds need warm temperatures and humidity to germinate. But if they are planting  Belonging to the mountains, their seeds may require cold or freezing temperatures. Breaking inactivity Moisture alone is sufficient to break the dormancy of the seeds. Have you ever grown sprouts for salads or cooking? You germinated them seeds using water and light. However, some types of seeds are difficult clients and require special treatment to germinate. Some seeds, such as Asclepias spp., Require a period of cooling with moisture. This process is called stratification. (Side note: Vernalization is a wi

Your Flowering Plants Keep on Blooming as Long as Possible

How to Deadhead Your Flowering Plants So They'll Keep on Blooming as Long as Possible Let’s face it: even the name of this work is scary. But destroying your plants is not as bad as it sounds; This means cutting the flowers that have been spent. This not only helps keep your garden tidy but also encourages your plants to create new flowers instead of expending energy to produce seeds. Some gardeners are a little nervous about plucking parts of their plants, but if you don’t really start to wonder, it’s hard to damage or kill a plant. So, when the flowers on your flowering plants are fading, browning, curling, or otherwise unattractive, pull out your garden scissors and start cutting off the spent flowers. Which plants should be destroyed? There is often a hint of what plants can die and how to leave them alone. If the flowers stay on the plant and turn brown and ugly, you can start deadheading to clear the mess. Plants with many small flowers These include coreopsis, f