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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.

When Aerate your houseplant soil

 Why you should aerate your houseplant soil Let me start with a different question: Have you ever tried holding your breath and drinking a glass of water? Doesn't sound like a good idea, does it? But that's what we do to our houseplants every time we allow their potting soil to get as hard as cement. The solution is simple: soil aeration. Here's a little guide on why you should aerate your houseplants and how to do it. What is houseplant soil aeration and why should I care? Even if your middle school science classes were as boring as mine, you'll still remember this message: Through the process of photosynthesis, plants use their leaves to absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Humans need oxygen to survive, so humans need to have more plants around them. (Or at least that's what I tell myself when I go for another browse at my local thrift store.) It turns out that's only half the story. Plants also need oxygen to survive, something we often don

Improve the health of your Garden soil

 How to improve the health of your soil It is astonishing to think that in a small teaspoon of soil, there are billions of microorganisms that play a role in the life cycle of the soil. These microbes work hard, breaking down plant materials and animal tissues, creating airways, and introducing nutrients that ensure plants have access to air, water and nutrients. Once you understand this, it is imperative for farmers to replenish the organic matter that feeds and thrives on these vital microbes. Think of it as a squash drink - with a little residue left on the bottom of the glass, add more density and water, otherwise the mixture will be too weak and just tasteless... Soil If you wait until your homemade compost is ready, or there is no space for a compost heap or tank, non-charcoal-free organic fertilizers are more available - they are more expensive than alternatives. , But I believe it is worth the cost. For some years now, I have also been using a bio-based fertilizer,

5 Put in your vegetable planting holes

 Soil corrections to put in your vegetable planting holes It's time to plant those seedlings in the garden. Whether you’ve been growing them yourself for the past few months or picking up some starter bags at a local nursery, now is the time to get them on the ground. Adding soil corrections directly to the hole where you will place your seedlings has many benefits that will last until the time the garden closes in the fall. Edit planting holes: ✔ Provide immediate fertilizer incentives for new transplants, allowing them to be installed quickly ✔ Prevent or reduce alternative trauma quickly ✔ Protect against certain pests and diseases ✔ Adjust the pH problems of the soil where your plant grows ✔ The plants are more drought tolerant ✔ Apply slow-releasing fertilizer where the plant needs it most ✔ Plants absorb nutrients in the soil easily and make them easily available ✔ Adjust foot seedlings 1. Compost As I mentioned above, compost is the soil correction that everyone

How to Fix Too Much Nitrogen in Soil

 Symptoms of Nitrogen Toxicity in Plants | How to fix excess nitrogen in the soil Symptoms of nitrogen poisoning in plants are something you need to take care of in a timely manner before causing damage. Here are the signs to look out for! There are many factors that affect the growth of a plant. Symptoms of nitrogen poisoning in plants are important and you need to be vigilant to ensure that your green friends are healthy. Nitrogen toxicity is usually caused by excess nitrogen in the soil and excessive composting in the beds. Plants need nitrogen at the plant stage of their growth but will become inactive if the supply is not checked. This study provides a brief overview of the acute causes of nitrogen poisoning in plants. How to detect symptoms of nitrogen poisoning in plants? Nitrogen toxicity is a common condition and can be easily detected by closely monitoring the appearance and growth of the plant. 1. Unusually dark green leaves If your leaves start to show darker sh