Month: October 2021

Why do plant leaf tips dry out?

The leaves of the plants are very resistant structures but at the same time delicate: they support the weight of the drops of water that form the rain, but they burn easily if they are exposed to the sun without being acclimatized. Therefore, ending with dry ends is quite common. Sometimes we will have to take measures …

Uses of needles

It is not usual to want to plant pine trees in the gardens because of the risk of having problems with their roots, but if they are placed at a distance of ten meters from the pipes we will obtain a few benefits from what is known as needles. A needle is the leaf of …

What is akadama and what is it used for?

Among the most recommended porous substrates for many types of plants we find akadama , which is a granular clay of volcanic origin found only in Japan. Unlike other similar materials, it retains moisture for longer, which is why it is ideal when you want to grow plants that need a lot of water, but without getting flooded. In …

How to grow gardenia

Gardenia is one of those plants that you can grow in pots or in the garden. Although due to its needs for water and land in which cases it is a bit demanding, the reality is that it is very easy to prevent problems, and also to solve them if they are detected in time. Its …

When and how to fertilize the olive trees?

Olive trees are evergreen fruit trees that are used to growing on rather poor soils; However, when they are grown with the intention of producing a remarkable amount of fruit, either because the family loves them or because we intend to dedicate ourselves to the production and sale of olives, it is interesting to think about …

What are the advantages of seed plants?

Seeds are nature’s latest acquisition (at the moment). The first plants that appeared did not produce them but multiplied thanks to spores, which were carried by the wind. But about 380 million ago this began to change. Vegetable beings emerged, called vascular plants, which reproduced in a different way. In a way that would end up being the most common method …

What to sow in winter

With the arrival of winter, many of us might think that nothing can be sown until spring returns, which would be a most rational thought considering that in many places the temperatures drop below 0 degrees and that even significant frosts and snowfalls occur. However, in temperate and/or mild climates, you can always have a …

The best fruit trees for limestone soils

Limestone or clayey soils have the peculiarity that they compact very easily, and not only that, but if the climate is also dry and warm, the probabilities that they will end up eroded are very high; and if that were to happen, it would be necessary to provide them with nutrients before being able to plant. …

How to straighten a leaning tree?

The vast majority of trees need a minimum of two years for their root system to develop enough so that they can be more or less safe on days when the wind blows with a certain intensity, and even longer to withstand the onslaught of intense storms. or hurricanes. If during that period they do not …

Is iron oxide good for plants?

Plants are living beings that need a series of nutrients to be able to carry out their functions normally. Some of them need them in greater amounts than others, but they are all very important, including iron, which is considered a micronutrient. When they are missing, their leaves quickly turn yellow, then turn brown and finally fall …

Why is my mango tree not bearing fruit

Mango is one of the most popular and loved tropical fruit trees. It produces large fruits, so much so that they can be served as a dinner, and delicious. Precisely for this reason when you have one and you do not see it bear fruit, it is not uncommon to worry. »Why is my mango tree not bearing …

Laurel diseases

Laurel is a very easy plant to maintain. I have one I can corroborate it: it takes care of itself! I only watered it occasionally the first year it was on the ground; later … not even that. It is very resistant, enduring a summer drought that more times than desired begins in late spring and lasts until the …

Why are there mosquitoes on plants?

Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying insects that can be in … well, in the world. It’s really uncomfortable being outside, enjoying the outdoors, and having to go back inside so you don’t get bitten. Although there are repellants that can be used, they are not always as effective as the packaging says. But even more unpleasant …

Life cycle of plants

Plants are living beings. Although it is a no-brainer for many, how they live on a different timescale than ours is sometimes overlooked. Throughout their lives they do everything they can to, first germinate, and then grow, mature and then leave offspring. For this reason, I think it is very interesting to know the life cycle of plants . Because …

Plant defense mechanisms

Plants, thanks to their incredible and highly developed defense mechanisms, have managed to earn the role of rulers of planet Earth. They are silent, they are apparently immobile, but if it weren’t for them the different forms of life that we know today would not exist. We humans depend on them, not only because we need the …

Dyeing plants

Have you ever wondered how you get so many colors in fabrics? Despite the fact that synthetic dyes are used today, humans began using flowers to color fabrics. Currently, a wide range of so-called dyeing plants are still used at a domestic and ecological level: Plants suitable for dyeing fabrics. If you are interested in the subject and …

Sowing or planting: are they the same?

Sow, plant … These two words are often used synonymously, that is, as if they mean the same thing. But this is not correct, since although both refer to plants, it is important that in the same way that we differentiate seeds from plants, we know when one term is used and when the other. And …

The different types of tree leaves

Trees are distinguished, not only by their size or by the colors and/or cracks in the bark of their trunk, but also and above all by their leaves. These are one of the most important parts of the plant because thanks to them they can breathe, carry out photosynthesis and, therefore, grow. At the same time, they provide …

Chorizo ​​pepper

Within the pepper family, there are a large number of variants. One of them is the chorizo ​​pepper. It is a variety of red pepper that is native to the American continent. With the discovery of the new world, many Spaniards and Portuguese understood all the health benefits of pepper. It not only has benefits for the human body, but …