Year: 2020

When are plums pruned

The pruning has many benefits in plants. In nature, the wind and the fall of other larger plants are in charge of clearing the branches of all of them. But in cultivation the branches grow and grow, without anyone controlling them, which can be harmful, since not so much light enters into them, there is less photosynthetic activity, that […]

How to recover eroded soil

Soil erosion is one of the most serious problems that anyone who wants to dedicate themselves to growing plants has to face. Although it is a natural process that occurs in many parts of the world, the impact that human beings have on the earth is causing soils that once were full of life, today they […]

The 5 main types of tomatoes

The tomato plant is one of the horticultural plants that can most easily be grown in a pot, since it does not grow much and in any case, it can always be pruned to remove lateral branches that will produce an interesting amount of delicious, healthy and nutritious fruits. But did you know that there […]

Types of bamboo

Among the grasses ( Poaceae family ) we find grass, grass, reed … and of course, bamboo. Bamboos are plants that leave no one indifferent, either because they transport you to Japan, to a tropical climate or simply because you are struck by seeing a grass that exceeds many trees in height. Something very interesting about these plants is that […]

Homemade Tomato Juice in 7 Steps

Looking to make homemade tomato juice? These easy 7 steps should help you do that. One cup of tomato juice is all you need in a day to get enough vitamin C. You will also gain minerals, protein, fiber, and other vitamins. So you should possibly reconsider throwing away those excess tomatoes on the counter. […]

Tips for planting hedges

Hedges are very important and necessary decorative elements in gardens . Thanks to them, we can have the paths delimited, the different areas or corners divided in a very natural way and, in addition, we can gain privacy, something that comes in handy whether we live alone in the middle of the field or if we have […]

Tips for preserving harvested apples

If you have fruit trees, you will be interested in knowing some tips to preserve stoneless fruits (such as apples or pears), which can be kept in good condition for months if you leave them in the appropriate conditions. First of all, you should know that apples are harvested in the dry season, when the rainy season has passed […]

5 indoor growing mistakes

Plants make our day, they keep us busy and, furthermore, as time goes by we gain experience in their cultivation. However, it is undoubtedly very interesting to have some inside the house, since they will help us to give more life to the house. However, it is common for several indoor growing mistakes to be made , especially […]

What is the best time to fertilize fruit trees?

Fruit trees are plants that need a series of care so that they can produce a large number of fruits, and one of them is the fertilizer. But not just any fertilizer, it is recommended that it be natural, of organic origin, since they are for human consumption. However, if it is the first time that […]

Keys to having a garden on the balcony

Do you have a balcony and a lot of free time? Well then, don’t hesitate: go ahead and create your urban garden . Although the space you have is small, there are several edible plants that will grow luxuriously in pots, planters and even in trays. If you can’t leave home, for whatever reason, and you would like to […]

How to grow pickles

Originally from Southeast Asia, the gherkin is a very tasty vegetable in Germany, where it is common to eat it canned and combined with vinegar and spices to achieve that typical bittersweet flavor. To know how to grow pickles, you have to know the characteristics of this crop and some of the environmental conditions that are needed for […]

How To Care for Succulents

A common dilemma for plant parent newbies is “how do I care for my new succulent”? The answer to that question is easy, you don’t need to do very much! Despite this, if you want to take care of your new plant babies in the best way possible it is best to follow these 6 […]

7 fast growing seeds for kids

Gardening is not a world for adults only; in fact, if you have children, nephews and / or grandchildren, you can get them to learn and above all, enjoy planting seeds and taking care of them so that they grow in health. But yes, we all know that patience is a virtue that at such an early […]

Yellow pear tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)

The yellow pear tomato is one of the varieties available on the market, it was specifically introduced in Europe many centuries ago, coming from Central America or perhaps South America. The consumer prefers it for its particular taste and for the touch of color that it adds to meals and salads. Its yellow color is due to a […]

How to prevent indoor plants from overgrowing?

Plants grow, some faster than others, but all do. This is something that cannot be avoided, since growth is part of life and also of survival, because the ‘older’ they are, the easier it will be for them to overcome the attack made by insects that quickly become pests. , as well as infections caused by […]

How to teach gardening to children?

Gardening is a world in which we all have a place. Regardless of our age, sex, or social condition, each of us can enjoy, and a lot, the plants and all that it takes to care for them. Of course, children are no exception, rather the opposite. They are the main beneficiaries, not only because they can […]

Habanero pepper (Capsicum chinense ‘Habanero’)

El Chile Habanero is among the spices most important globally, which is due to the great culinary versatility offering being used in the kitchen, either for the purpose of spicing and / or as an accompaniment to many foods, since it has a powerful flavor. The Habanero pepper, scientifically known as Capsicum chinense “Habanero” , is a remarkable spicy spice within […]

Fig bonsai care

The fig tree is a tree or small tree with is grown a lot in gardens and orchards. During the summer it produces some fruits, figs, which have an exquisite sweet flavor. But being expired and having invasive roots, it is not always recommended to have it in the ground. Although, fortunately, it is a plant that can […]

Keys to combine several plants in one pot successfully

One way to make better use of the space you have is by combining several plants in the same pot. This is something that can help the place to look more beautiful, while allowing you to grow more species, which you may like to know if you are a collector and / or just want to […]

How to make a plant not grow

Often we buy plants that we thought would not grow too much, but that over time we have realized that we were wrong. The most typical case is to cultivate, for example, a water stick so well that there comes a time when its leaves touch the ceiling. What to do? Well, it is best to try […]

DIY ideas to have a dream garden

Do you want to transform your garden? Do you think it lacks a touch of joy or color? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are in luck because below we are going to give you some DIY ideas that will help you transform your favorite space at home. You will see that they are […]

How should you prune an old almond tree

The almond tree, like all fruit trees, requires two types of pruning: formation pruning and production pruning. In this case we are going to talk about the pruning of the almond trees, either adult or old, so we will only focus on production pruning. Do you want to know how you should prune the oldest almonds to produce […]

Kennebec potato

There are thousands of species of potatoes worldwide, but one of the most famous and widely used varieties is the Kennebec potato . It is a type of potato species quite versatile when it comes to its use. It has a large size and rapid growth that generates great benefits in its cultivation. Its flavor is very intense and pleasant […]

How to make bocashi?

Although today in nurseries and garden stores, whether physical or online, they sell fertilizers and fertilizers for almost all kinds of plants, it is still very interesting to acquire those that are of organic origin, or even make them ourselves. In fact, there are some that are quite easy to make, such as bocashi . This is a […]

Discover everything about the agate potato

The world of potatoes has many and different specimens, each of which demonstrates its special characteristics, by which they are usually used for this or that thing within the culinary world. Today we will talk about the agate potato, which is widely used because, according to specialists, it is one of the types of potato […]

How to care for a kiwi plant

If you are a novice person who wants to start the gardening world, one of the most recommended plants is kiwi. Its cultivation is quite simple and has a good reward, since almost everyone likes kiwi. It does not have too much care or requirements for its maintenance. For this reason, it is a very interesting plant to […]

Everything you need to know about Peaches

The Prunus persica is the scientific name given to the peach tree. It is a species of tree in the genus Prunus of the Rosaceae family. It is also often called peach tree and its peach fruit in American countries. This tree can generate fruits such as peaches, but there are also other varieties that do not have the velvety appearance […]

Do plants feel pain?

Plants and animals are living beings that work in very different ways: while the former transform the energy of the sun into food, the others cannot do that, but we do have the ability to move from one place to another. Our lifestyle differs so much from that of plant beings, that it is logical that […]

How to know if a plant lacks water

We all would like to have plants that are always healthy and perfect, right? Not surprisingly, that would mean that we are providing them with the care they need and, therefore, they are not lacking in anything. But it’s not always like this. Sometimes we think we have everything under control and one day, without more, the leaves […]

Lemon tree care

The lemon tree is one of the most cultivated fruit trees in the temperate and warm regions of the world. Although the fruit cannot be consumed directly, it is widely used to flavor various dishes. In addition, it is a plant that, with time and some pruning, can get to give good shade to the garden, making […]

Invasive plants: Cortaderia Selloana

In many gardens and parks in the warm or subtropical areas of the world, very high grass is often found, making them look like feather dusters on top of each stem. The Cortaderia Selloana is a very easy to grow plant, in fact, it spreads so easily and quickly that it can be very invasive. It is important to […]

How and when are peas planted?

Peas are one of the most consumed vegetables, and one of the easiest to grow. The seeds only need moisture to germinate, something they will do in a matter of a few days. In addition, they have a very fast growth rate, so much so that their fruits will be ready to be collected two or three […]

What is the difference between animal and plant cell?

What is it that keeps us alive? Many will say that it is oxygen, and of course they would be much of the reason, because it is impossible to exist if we cannot breathe that gas. But the truth is that the correct answer must be found within us, because O2 would be useless if we are […]

Types of Pumpkins

Around the world there are several types of pumpkins that are either overlooked or not even known to exist. We usually see in movies and television series the typical pumpkin used for the Halloween setting. This is just one of the many pumpkins that exist and of course, the most used. However, there are other options that […]

Potted arugula

Arugula is one of the plants used in many dishes to flavor. It is one of the plants that people are encouraged to grow since it requires too much care and great results can be obtained. It is usually recommended for those people who are starting out in this world of the urban garden. The cultivation of the arugula […]

What is Vegetation?

Wherever you go you will find landscapes that can leave you amazed. Whether in a rain forest, in a temperate forest or in the desert, the plants that have managed to adapt to each of these environments mean that, today, the planet on which we live is inhabited by many types of animals. These living beings […]

Soil degradation

When various actions are carried out on the soil of a certain area, an inevitable degradation occurs. Actions such as agriculture, construction, livestock, deforestation, etc. They are degrading activities. The degradation of soil is defined as the change in the health of the same as a result of a decrease in the ability to produce goods or provide services. That is, […]

What types of algae are there?

Delving into the world of algae is fascinating when you want to know the evolutionary history of plants, and that is that the Plantae Kingdom as we know it today, has its origin in the sea. It was there, in the immense ocean that bathes a large part of the surface of the planet that welcomes […]

What is the best time to water the plants

If this year you want to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the garden, but do not know what is the best time to water the plants, you are in luck. On this occasion, we are going to talk about a topic that can be a source of many doubts for beginners, as well as for […]

How to plant succulents

It is becoming more and more fashionable to grow succulents, either due to their relative ease of care or how much they invite to collect them. This makes many newcomers appear doubts when they find out that it is necessary to change the substrate that they bring from the nursery , such as which substrate to use or […]

Rutabaga (Brassica napobrassica)

The rutabaga or kohlrabi is also known, it is a kind of root that closely resembles the appearance of a turnip. To be more specific, it is a tuber that is the result between the crossing of species such as turnip and cabbage. Its scientific name is Brassica napobrassica , but it is also known as the Swedish turnip. This is […]

10 types of banana trees

Bananas are one of the most well-known and loved fruits, but many people do not even wonder what plant they are obtained from. Bananas or bananas are perennial herbaceous plants of the genus Musa . At first glance it is easy to confuse them with palm trees, but they really have nothing to do with it, since the banana […]


Due to the economic activities of human beings, deforestation occurs worldwide that increasingly threatens the disappearance of biodiversity. One of the negative effects of massive deforestation is the disappearance of the natural ecosystems that support life. In addition, many resources that we use on a daily basis are lost, such as the generation of paper thanks to […]

Precision farming

As we have already seen in other articles, there are numerous types of agriculture depending on the way of management and the objective it pursues. Today we are going to talk about a type of modern agriculture that helps improve yield with the help of technology. It is about precision agriculture . It is a branch of agriculture that is […]

What are self-watering pots?

In recent times, and due to our lifestyle, new systems or methods have emerged to keep our plants cared for in our absence. Some of them are the homemade ones, with a simple plastic bottle the roots will have enough water for a few days. But if we are looking for something more elegant, we will definitely opt […]

How long does an olive tree live?

The olive tree, whose scientific name is Olea europaea , is an evergreen fruit tree originating from the Mediterranean region that is cultivated in all the warm-temperate regions of the world. In addition to producing such delicious olives, it is a species that over time becomes more and more beautiful. The scars and cracks, and even the holes […]

7 plants for a Japanese garden

There are many plants that you can put in a Japanese-style garden. Trees, shrubs, ferns, bamboo … Some of them may (and should) have some part that is very decorative, be it the leaves, the flowers, … or both. And, although when looking for images of these gardens, it is normal to see that the color green […]

What is the stem of a plant?

The term stipe in botany has several meanings, which means that it is used to refer to a specific part of different types of plants. This part can be the trunk or pseudotronk in some cases, an inflorescence in others, … it is even used to call a structure of the largest algae. Consequently, its function varies, although […]

Why are plants green?

In school and institute I remember that every time I asked why plants are green , they almost always answered the same thing: because they have a pigment, chlorophyll, which gives them that color. And it is so, according to botanists. But … I have always had the doubt of knowing more, and you? As well. Fortunately, botanists are (even) […]

Tomato Diseases and pests

If you have a tomato plant at home, this article interests you. With the increase in urban gardens we find many clients who have doubts about the diseases and pests suffered by their plants, including tomato and tomatoes. There are different aspects to consider when we talk about diseases and pests of tomatoes, peppers, aubergines or […]

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