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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.

5 effective and easy ways to increase your cucumber yield

Easy ways to increase your cucumber yield Surprisingly, the most effective methods to increase yields are retail cost-effective or completely free. After all, in essence, everything depends on fertile soil, natural food, and timely, adequate irrigation. 5 effective methods to increase the yield of cucumbers are discussed below. 1 - Proper planting As practice has shown, planting cucumbers on a nettle "pillow" significantly increases the yield - sometimes 2-3 times! To do this, dig a 20 cm trench, place the finely chopped nettles on the bottom with a 10 cm layer, sprinkle with earth, sow the seeds on top or plant the seedlings, and finally cover with foil. This nettle "pillow" gradually rots, releasing heat and growing cucumbers with essential nutrients. 2 - Cop dressing with "green" manure and ash After the first 4 leaves of cucumber appear, it is necessary to start the "green" diet. To do this, place the nettles and other weeds up to

Why are cucumbers bitter?

 Are your cucumbers bitter? The rare gardener who does not grow bitter cucumbers.1 Some things are as frustrating as caring for your vegetables all season, finally harvesting them, and finding that they are not very tasty when you get them to the table. Cucumbers are fertile, sometimes named for the peak. But what good is it if the cucumbers are not tasty? Unfortunately, you can not tell if the cucumber is still becoming bitter, you have time to do something about it. In general, bitterness can be easily resolved by certain climatic or soil conditions. That is why it is very important to take precautionary measures so that they do not turn bitter in the first place. What makes cucumbers bitter? All cultivated cucumbers contain Cucurbitacin B and Cucurbitacin C, which make their leaves bitter and less palatable to animals. These compounds are usually found only in the leaves and stems of plants, parts of plants that are not eaten by humans, so we do not know if they exist. O