Month: April 2021

Cactus grafting: how to do it and care

You have probably seen at some point, either online or in a florist or specialized store, one of those showy colored cacti grafted onto a base of another cactus. If you want to learn how to make one of those striking grafts yourself and, incidentally, learn more about this type of union between two different species, join us […]

How to plant bamboo

Bamboos are a very popular plant in the decoration of homes and businesses, both indoors and in gardens, due to their undemanding care and the striking Asian touch they bring to any environment. However, they have the downside that many of their species are very invasive, and a series of factors must be taken into account […]

Peonies: how to care for them and their meaning

Peonies, with the scientific name Paeoniaceae, are a whole family of plants with origin in Europe, North America and China and their surroundings. The species of wild peonies, which are 3, can be found in the Iberian Peninsula and in the Maghreb. One of its legends tells that this plant is named after Paeon, a medicine apprentice […]

Gardenia care

Gardenia is a plant native to China that belongs to the Rubiaceae family. It has more than 100 different species, which are highly appreciated in the world of gardening thanks to their beautiful and fragrant flowers. However, gardenia is also known for not being an easy plant to care for. If you plan to get one of […]

18 flowering trees

In this article I am going to show you some of the tree species that you can find in your city and, if you are one of those lucky ones with private land, plant them and take care of them in your garden. These trees with beautiful flowers fill the landscape with color, displaying their magnificent coloration. Therefore, […]

How to care for orchids

Orchids are actually a whole family of plants, so varied that they have more than 25,000 species. The great diversity that they present in their morphology has made them one of the most popular flowering plants among fans of gardening and decoration because, despite their enormous variety, all orchids have large and showy flowers. However, caring […]

Types of sprouts and how to make them

Sprouts are becoming more fashionable every day. And it is normal that they are, it is a food easy to digest and of great nutritional value, which also often includes a great contribution of antioxidants. In fact, germinated seeds have been consumed by humans for practically all of history, but now there is a greater awareness […]

Aerial plants: types, names and care

Air plants or tillandsias are one of the most curious types of plants, and every day they are used more in gardening and decoration thanks to the fact that, despite the fact that many of them are not demanding in their care, they tend to have very striking shapes and aesthetic. We recommend that, if you […]

Fertilizers and additives for growing marijuana: types and their use

To carry out a good marijuana cultivation, it is important to take into account both the needs of this plant, as well as the stage or phase of cultivation it is going through. Depending on these factors, one or other components will be needed for its optimal development, such as fertilizers for marijuana . Next, we talk […]

Hydroponic plants: types, list of examples and how to grow them

In this article called hydroponic plants: types, list of examples and how to grow them , you can learn everything about this topic. To begin with, we clarify that when we talk about hydroponic plants, we are actually referring not to a type of plants, but to a way of growing plants that can thrive very well with […]

Forest plants: what are they, types and names

You have probably heard or read the term forest plants or forest plantation , as they are found all over the world and have different types of climates and tree species. If you want to know what this term refers to, keep reading us in this article about forest plants, what they are, their characteristics, types and names of […]

How to water your plants on vacation

f you are one of the lucky ones who have prepared a vacation trip, we congratulate you, but have you already thought about what you are going to do with your plants? Being away from home for several days or even weeks can be a disaster for our plants since, depending on their species, being so […]

Corn pests and diseases and their control

Corn is a plant that has been cultivated for approximately 10,000 years by the indigenous peoples of central Mexico. It arrived in Europe in the seventeenth century and since then its cultivation and consumption have spread throughout the world. So much so, that it is the cereal with the highest volume of production in the world, […]

Planting melons: when and how to do it

The melon, whose scientific name is Cucumis melo , has been cultivated for more than 5000 years. This is because, although it is a fruit consumed throughout the world today, the melon is originally from Ancient Egypt, where it was already enjoyed in the III millennium BC. As you well know, it is a very popular fruit for […]

Potted lemon tree: how to plant it, care and diseases

The citrus x limon , usually called the lemon tree, is a fruit tree that we all know to a greater or lesser extent. Its popularity is due to its fruit, which is none other than lemon, highly appreciated in our cuisine for its acid taste and its fresh and intense aroma. Although the lemon tree is a […]

Chamomile plant: care and what it is for

Chamomile or common chamomile , with the scientific name Chamaemelum nobile , is an asteraceae that has its origin in Europe. It is a herb well known for its fragrance, its medicinal properties and its value in infusions, as well as being a very beautiful plant. If you want to learn what it is for and how to care for the chamomile plant to […]

How to plant onions

The onion, with the scientific name Allium cepa , is a highly valued vegetable throughout the world as a cooking ingredient, since its bulb has an intense flavor that makes it a great dressing in a huge number of dishes and sauces. It is also highly valued in medicine due to the great properties it has for our […]

When to water the plants

Irrigation is one of the most important points in the care of each plant and, therefore, special attention should always be paid to it. Without proper watering, no plant can develop well and, although each has irrigation needs that can be very different, it is important to keep in mind some points that are common to […]

Sowing and planting strawberries: when and how to do it

Fragarias, also commonly called strawberries, morangos or strawberries, are herbaceous plants of the Rosaceae family that are very popular in much of the world for their sweet fruits. There are a large number of cultivated varieties, most of them being hybrids. The most used of them all is, by far, the Fragaria x ananassa . If you like these fruits and want […]

8 types of melons

The Cucumis melo , melon commonly called, is a herbaceous whose fruit is popular worldwide for its sweet taste and juicy texture. However, there are a large number of varieties or types of melons . For example, most melons can be classified into whether they are winter or summer. While the latter are highly aromatic and spoil quickly, the former have smoother […]

Anthracnose: what it is and treatment

Fungal pests cause huge economic losses every year in all types of crops. Fighting them is not always easy and, in many cases, the only possible solution is to destroy all infected plants or crops. This time we are going to talk about anthracnose or fungal leaf spot, a disease caused by one of the most […]

Biological pest control: what is it, advantages, disadvantages and examples

The control of pests with chemical products has many disadvantages, including its great cost and the risk of contamination that it entails, both for food and for the environment and our health. For this reason, biological pest control is revealed as an ecological and very effective alternative, especially in the long term. If you want to […]

Substrate for orchids: how to do it

Orchids are plants with very beautiful flowers, but with a recognized reputation for being difficult to grow. It is true that sometimes this statement is exaggerated and it is simply about plants with some specific needs, but a good substrate will always help a lot to keep your orchids healthy. If you want to learn how […]

Germinate peach seeds: how to do it and care

The peach, also called the peach tree or Prunus persica , is a tree that comes from China, Iran and Afghanistan and was imported to Europe by the Romans. Its fruits are highly valued in much of the world for their sweet taste and fleshy texture, and many people decide to plant their own tree in their garden. If you […]

Pitaya: how to plant and grow

The pitaya, pitahaya or dragon fruit , is a fruit of the Cactaceae family that has become very popular in recent years for food consumption. There are several varieties of pitahaya: Hylocereus megalanthus , Hylocereus undatus , Hylocereus costaricensis , Hylocereus polyrhizus , Hylocereus monacanthus , Hylocereus triangularis , etc. Its fruit is of a striking pink or yellow color, with white, yellow or pink pulp and, although the plant has […]

Germinate apple seeds: how to do it and care

The apple tree is a fruit tree of the Rosaceae family that has been domesticated for more than 15,000 years, specifically it began in the area of ​​the border between Kazakhstan and China. The Romans were responsible for its introduction in Europe and, today, it is a very popular tree for its fruits, with a large number […]

Colorful succulents: how to grow them

The use of cacti and succulents in the decoration of our homes is becoming more and more common. Even less experienced gardeners find that these hardy plants require very little care and that they can beautify any home with their distinctive and striking shapes with little effort. In this regard, the colorful succulents deserve special mention, which […]

Substrate for cacti and succulents: how to do it

Cacti and succulents are increasingly popular in gardening and decoration thanks to their particular and striking shapes, which give a different touch to any room. However, although they are plants that are generally quite resistant, it is true that they have some needs that are worth paying attention to. For example, one of their most important needs […]

Bird of paradise plant: care, transplantation and reproduction

The Strelitzia reginae is a herbaceous plant that finds its origin in the area of Baja California and is widely known for its unique and striking flower in bright colors, which looks like the bird that precisely gives its name to the plant. It is a very popular tropical species in greenhouses and among fans of gardening and […]

Radishes: how to sow and grow

The radish, with the scientific name Raphanus sativus , is an annual or biennial plant depending on the species, which is known throughout the world for the culinary value of its roots, as some do not have much flavor while others are quite biting. It is a plant that finds its origin in the Eurasia area, but has […]

Vermiculite: what is it, uses and how to make it

Surely you have read or seen many references to vermiculite when amateurs or gardening professionals talk about some substrates or soils for plants. Although its name may seem otherwise, it is a very common and easy to find material, with multiple benefits to offer to plants. If you are interested in gardening and you also want […]

Septoriosis: what is it and how to fight it

It is very likely that on more than one occasion you have heard of septoria or septoria , especially if you know people with wheat or other cereal plantations or someone who is very fond of gardening, horticulture or agriculture in general. It is a fungal disease that should be well known to avoid losses of crops and […]

Coconut fiber for plants: properties and how to make it

There are many ways to prepare substrate for pots and plants, from which you simply buy the universal substrate bag, to which you prepare at home with each ingredient separately, according to the needs of the plants we want to grow. In both cases, there are many who choose in many cases to add coconut fiber […]

Germinate grape seeds: how to do it and care

Grapes are the fruit of the vine, a whole genus of plants in the Vitaceae family with about 60 accepted species. The most important of them is Vitis vinifera , native to Asia and currently widespread in a large number of geographical areas, although it is especially successful in the Mediterranean. It is a fruit of great importance for […]

Germinate lemon seeds: how to do it and care

The Citrus x Limon , commonly called lemon, is a fruit tree we all know for its tasty and aromatic fruits: lemons. This tree native to Asia can be grown without problems in most Mediterranean or tropical climates, in the field or even in a pot. So, if you want to enjoy this fresh and organic citrus fruit at home, […]

Substrate for carnivorous plants: how to do it

Carnivorous plants are a type of plants that have the ability to feed and extract nutrients, on the one hand, from the substrate and, on the other hand, from insects and other small living beings that they get with their traps. Due to this, their nutritional needs are quite different from those of other types of […]

Grafting a lemon tree: when and how to do it

Lemons are one of the most popular fruits due to their tangy taste and fresh aroma. Every day there are more who dare to plant their own lemon tree to be able to enjoy its fruits at home and in a totally ecological way. However, you may not have the space to plant a lemon tree on […]

Compost for orchids: how to do it

Orchids are a very popular family of plants in gardening for their pretty flowers, although they have the unfortunate reputation of being very difficult plants to care for. While it is true that some members of this family require very specific care, most orchids that you can buy in specialized stores are plants that require fairly […]

Planting asparagus: how and when

The esparraguera , common name Asparagus officinalis is a plant very appreciated by the asparagus, which are nothing but young shoots and tender, consumed for its taste and health properties. White asparagus are those that are harvested before the sun hits them, while the so-called wild asparagus are the wild type, which are green and can be found in […]

How to sow and plant basil

The Ocinum basilicum , basil commonly called, is an aromatic plant native to some tropical regions of Asia that takes millennia being cultivated by the hand of man. It is a widely used plant, both culinary and medicinal, and whose use has now spread to practically the whole world. If you want to learn how to sow and plant basil to grow […]

Planting grass: how and when

Grass is called the group of species of grasses that, when growing, form a dense and dense green cover. They are widely used in ornamental gardening, to give uniformity to large spaces to which other species are also added. Grass is also used in all types of sports and leisure activities, since it is safer to practice […]

30 types of tomatoes

Tomato is one of the most popular and consumed fruits in the world and, in fact, it is used in a large number of dishes of all kinds of cuisines. Its consumption is so widespread that today there are a large number of varieties of this fruit. Whether you are interested in which varieties to buy […]

Sunbeam or Lampranthus plant: care

The Lampranthus, also known as rayito de sol, mesen or cat’s claw, is a plant widely used in gardening and decoration for its beautiful flowers. In addition, some parts of the plant are consumed as part of natural medicine to prevent and treat some ailments. For all this, many people want to have one of these beautiful […]

Gomosis: what it is and treatment

Gummies is a fear-inspiring word for any gardener or tree gardener. It is one of the worst conditions that our trees can suffer but, fortunately, it is not always fatal and there are ways to combat and defeat it. If you have already seen any symptoms in your woody plants such as shrubs and trees or […]

Planting pistachios: how to do it

The Pistacia vera , also called alfóncigo or pistachero , is a small tree native to the Mediterranean region of Greece, Syria, Turkey and surroundings, we all know for their rich seeds, pistachios. These are widely consumed in many countries of the world, and are eaten both roasted, as an aperitif, and used as a condiment in cooked dishes. So much […]

How to care for potted hydrangeas

Hydrangeas, which are plants belonging to the genus Hydrangea, are one of the flowering plants most appreciated by gardening enthusiasts, since their flowers, formed in striking bouquets, are a contribution of color and exceptional life to any garden or garden. space. These plants, coming from Asia, show a great diversity of sizes, although most of […]

How to plant sunflowers

The Helianthus annuus , sunflower as we all know, is an herb that originated in Mexico and Peru. It is a very popular plant in urban plantations and gardens, both for the consumption of its seeds, sunflower seeds, and for its great visual and aesthetic value, since its floral rosette is very large and striking. In addition, in the […]

Tomato cultivation in a greenhouse

Tomatoes are the most popular greenhouse crop on the planet today. And is that with the right conditions, you can get up to two annual harvests of these plants, so they provide a great production of their valued fruits. It does not have to be large farm greenhouses, a smaller one in your garden can also […]

29 indoor hanging plants

Hanging plants are a great ally in gardening and decoration when you have little space for pots of another type. In addition, when it comes to decorating balconies or windows, hanging indoor plants produce a very showy and striking effect from the outside, with great aesthetic results. If you want to learn a little more about […]

25 tall indoor plants

When talking about tall indoor plants, we usually refer to plants with heights of one and a half meters or higher. It is true that not all homes or spaces accept large indoor plants, but in apartments or houses with high ceilings they can be a great option to give a touch of green. In the […]

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