Gardening Tips

What do carnivorous plants eat

Carnivorous plants arouse the curiosity of both children and adults. And it goes without saying that the word carnivore or carnivore means that it eats meat. Living things that follow this diet are predators, something that video makers often use to get us quite far from reality. And, for example, there is no plant that can feed …

When is a Bonsai pruned?

A Bonsai is a tree that, in addition to growing and living on a tray, is being worked throughout the year to maintain a defined style and shape. For this, the bonsaist or his caretaker has to prune it from time to time, since otherwise the roots, especially the pivoting one, will literally pull it out …

Chestnut tree care and cultivation

The chestnut is a tree that can be part of our garden if we have enough space. It can reach a height of up to 35 meters, its trunk is robust and its life is quite long. Its fruits, chestnuts, are harvested between the months of October-November. Chestnut cultivation is not very complicated. If you know how to do …

Tips for plants to grow fast

We would all like to close our eyes and for the plants to grow from one day to the next; although nature insists on forging our patience to have a dream garden. However, there are always ways to accelerate the growth of plants and thus make them grow faster. Carrying out precise and correct care it will be possible …

Strawberry tree pruning

The strawberry tree is a perfect tree for decoration and its fruits can also be consumed, although they are not very delicious at all. The pruning of the strawberry tree serves to encourage the production of the fruit and some techniques and aspects must be taken into account to be able to do it well. Therefore, we are …

How to care for a jaboticaba bonsai?

Bonsai, those small trees that are cared for in such a way that they can live well in low-height trays, tend, at the very least, to attract the eyes of many people. Some even end up buying one, either as a gift to someone … or to themselves. And they all have something very special, like jaboticaba …

9 types of monocarpic plants

Have you ever wondered why your, for example, Sempervivum plant after flowering has died? It is not because there was something in the cultivation that failed, no, none of that. What has happened is that your plant is monocarpic . This word that may seem complex has a simple meaning. It is an evolutionary phenomenon of some plants, very striking …

How to fertilize potted plants

The plants that we grow in pots depend on us to stay alive, since the amount of soil in which they can grow and, consequently, also the nutrients that can be in it, are limited. Therefore, although we worry about watering them, it is also important that we fertilize them. But the products that we use …

What is a herbarium

Have you ever wondered why botanical gardens were created? They are not merely decorative. These are herbaria that house various species of plants in order to carry out studies and research in different areas. If you don’t know what a herbarium is, I recommend that you keep reading. The world of botany is vast and a good place …

Uses of beer in gardening

When we think of beer and in the garden, the most common thing is that a fantastic summer day comes to mind, sipping this refreshing drink on a lounger or hammock while we enjoy being outdoors, surrounded by our plants. But no, we are not going to talk about this. This drink can become an unexpected helper …

Bonsai Ficus ginseng

Among the many species of bonsai that you can find, one of the best known, cheap, and easily found in supermarkets is the ficus ginseng bonsai. In fact, it is usual that, every few months, low-cost supermarkets bring them on sale for between 7 and 10 euros. But do you know how to care for a Ficus …

Spores: everything you need to know

Plants have numerous forms of reproduction depending on the place and the species where they are found. One of these forms of reproduction is through spores. However, this word is used on numerous occasions without fully knowing what its operation and characteristics are. In a world, there are numerous types of spores that are classified in different ways and …

What is hydroponic cultivation?

Hydroponic cultivation is a modern method that allows you to have a greater number of plants in the same space. Often, only with water and nutrients dissolved in it it is possible to harvest, among others, delicious lettuces or tomatoes. On some occasions, however, they choose to plant them in substrates that only serve as support, since …

What does it take to grow a plant

If you have just entered the world of gardening and would like to start having your own germinated plants, you will have to buy a series of things so that the experience is very rewarding and that your vegetables can have a good development. So, let’s see what it takes to grow healthy and strong plants. …

When to copper tomatoes

We know that in-home gardens in general agriculture crops can be attacked by pests and diseases that decrease crop yields. One of the ways to protect plants against diseases is to use copper. However, many people do not know when to copper tomatoes. Tomatoes are plants that are attacked by numerous pests and diseases and they must be prevented …

Melilotus indicus

One of the herbs that you can find in nature, and that is part of the species that populate the Mediterranean, as well as North Africa, Europe and Macaronesia, is Melilotus indicus . This plant, which is also present in America, Australia and Asia, is not very well known. But if you want to know a little about …

Pistachio cultivation

Today we are going to talk about the planting of a highly demanded and valued dried fruit. It is about the cultivation of pistachio . One needs some unique care and you have to know very well how to sow to get profitability from this crop. It cannot be grown anywhere in the world since they need some special requirements. …

Water pear

One of the seasonal fruits that we like the most is, without a doubt , water pears. However, today in greengrocers and supermarkets many varieties have been appearing with the tagline ‘water pears’ without actually being considered as such. Do you know which one is the real one? Do you want to know more about water pears and …

Paspalum notatum

We are going to talk about a species native to the natural fields of Uruguay and that serves as a recovery species for degraded natural fields. It is the Paspalum notatum . It is also used as a very useful grass against places with a high level of drought and that requires little maintenance. It belongs to the group of …

Yellow watermelon

There is no doubt that, in greengrocers, from time to time we can find some fruits and vegetables that catch our attention because they are out of the norm. And not because they are new and we have never seen them; but because they can give a twist to those we know. That is what happens with the …