Gardening Tips

What is soil and why is it important to plants?

The soil is the environment in which the roots of plants develop, and therefore their characteristics and properties will largely depend on their health. And it is that on the planet we live there are many types of soil, some are spongy and very rich in nutrients, others are composed of pores or coarse grains that …

Mandarin Tree Care

Would you like a tangerine? They have an exquisite flavor, a little less intense than that of oranges, and are also easy to peel without using a knife. However, one bought in a supermarket does not taste the same as one that has been grown at home, even if they have had the same care. And speaking …

How do plants reproduce

For humans and science, it has been important to know how plants reproduce. And we know different types of reproduction depending on the type of plant we are studying, its origin, and its characteristics. Not all plants have a unique type of reproduction, but evolution has divided certain types of ways to expand and survive. Therefore, we are …

When to fertilize the garden

For most people, it is not a mystery that the plants have to be fertilized. What’s more, those who already have a garden or certain plants, surely have fertilizer products to care for them. However, there are still certain questions that many people ask themselves: When to fertilize the garden? How often? In this article, we will solve these …

Almond tree diseases

The almond tree is one of the trees that is most seen in Spain, especially in the Mediterranean area. When it blooms, which it usually does in February, although there are some earlier ones that already have flowers in November-December, the show is beautiful, with white flowers, some with a crimson touch, that heralds the arrival …

Medlar (Eriobotrya japonica)

The medlar is a fruit tree that, although it is native to East Asia, has managed to adapt very well to the temperate climate of Europe and even to the mild temperatures of some parts of America. In addition, it is a plant that provides shade throughout the year, as it has large leaves that remain on …

Potted mandarin

When you think of a fruit tree, the most normal thing is that the first thing that comes to mind is that you need a garden to plant it, or a lot of space to have it. But the truth is that the vast majority of them can be planted in a pot. Such is the case …

Capillarity irrigation

In the field of gardening and agriculture, using the capillarity of water as a property is quite interesting. It is a property that has water that allows it to be distributed in spaces of a very small size and end in all places. If done well, a capillarity irrigation system can be used in both gardening and agriculture to be …

Sow arugula

Arugula is an annual herb belonging to the Brasicaceae family, also called Crucifers. The scientific name of this vegetable is Eruca vesicaria Cavanilles,  but it is also known as eruga, caterpillar, arugula, rocket or jamarguillo. Despite being native to western Asia and southern Europe, this plant has become world famous for its many culinary uses. Therefore, it is not surprising that …

What is agriculture

The human being needs to supply the entire population with enough food. Much of this food comes from the earth by combining different procedures and knowledge that have been acquired over thousands of years. The objective of agriculture is to produce foods of plant origin such as fruits, vegetables, cereals, vegetables, among others, combining all these knowledge …

Germinate chestnuts

If you are a chestnut lover, you will surely look forward to the time when they hit the shops as “May water.” In fact, there are many who long for that moment to enjoy them. But, what if we tell you that you can germinate chestnuts at home and thus have your own tree to give you chestnuts? If you’ve …

Organic material

You have probably heard in the field of agriculture and gardening that many of the plants need a large amount of organic matter to be able to grow in good conditions. Organic matter is that which is chemically composed around carbon and its fundamental atoms. It constitutes the first layer of the soil and is composed of the remains …

Characteristics of C4 plants

The plant kingdom has developed different strategies to survive. Some are visible, such as cactus spines for example, which are nothing more than modified leaves that have replaced the ability to photosynthesize with that of protecting the body of these plants. But there are others that are not so, such as the so-called C4 plants. They are plants …

Grow parsley

Everyone knows that parsley is a very rich seasoning used by chefs around the world. In addition, it has many beneficial properties for the body and is easy to plant at home. Therefore, growing parsley is a very good idea to have this aromatic herb throughout the year. If you are interested in growing parsley, this is the article …

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)

Lettuce is a vegetable that we consume all year round, and it is one of those that needs less time to mature . In fact, in just about three months we will be able to collect it to prepare, for example, delicious salads. But one of the good things about it is that it can be grown in …

How plants feed

Many people already know that plants breathe and drink, but if they are living things, shouldn’t they eat too? How do plants eat? This is a question that many people ask themselves and that really has a very simple answer. In order to clarify the doubts about plant nutrition, we are going to talk a little about them …

How to make a pond

If you have a more or less large space and you do not want to have to fill it with plants, but you are looking for something more “exotic”, how about opting for a pond? Believe it or not, doing it is much easier than you think, and we are going to give you ideas on how …

What is polyculture

Agriculture was a key element for the settlement of human beings and for the self-sufficiency of the populations. Thanks to tillage of the land for the growth of plant species, it has been possible to create various optimized techniques thanks to the different types of cultivation. One of them is polyculture. It is a way of growing vegetables that …

Oomycetes: symptoms and treatment

It is common to confuse oomycetes with true fungi, since the symptoms and damage they cause are practically the same. But in addition, the treatment that is applied for some can also be used for others. Still, I think it is very important to know about oomycetes , organisms that affect many species of plants around the world. …

How to make a large homemade chicken coop

There are many people who, having space and wanting to lead a healthier life, have started to learn how to make a large chicken coop to have chickens and enjoy fresh eggs every day that do not go through the food sector. Thus, you have a healthier food since it is natural. And it doesn’t require …