How to know if my plant is affected by viruses?

Viruses are microorganisms that, although they cannot be seen with the naked eye, can cause significant damage to plants to the point that, if no measures are taken, they become so weak that in the end they cannot resist infection and dry up. The problem is that there is no treatment that is really effective, but, fortunately, they …

How and when to plant raspberries

Nothing defines summer better than sweet, succulent raspberries ; Raspberries are actually very easy to plant, regardless of whether it is done in hot or cold climates , since the important thing is that they receive enough sunlight to be able to thrive. There are red, black and yellow raspberries, each one of them ripens at different times of the year and if …

perlite and vermiculite

For our garden we use certain materials that help us to germinate our plants or that contribute to their good condition. In this case I come to talk to you about perlite and vermiculite. Do you want to know what they are, what they are for and when we should use each one? Index 1 the perlite 2 vermiculite …

What is woodworm and how is it treated?

Woody plants and wood have a potential enemy: the larvae of various species of beetles that dig tunnels in their trunks, weakening them and, in very serious cases, killing them. These insects are known as carcoma or quera, and you have to do what you can to avoid them. But the what? On this occasion I am …

10 houseplant names

A home without plants is a place that seems to be missing something, right? Although the vast majority of plant beings that we find in nurseries must be grown outdoors, there are many others that we can use to decorate our home . Some have showy flowers, others such beautiful leaves that they seem artificial. But all the ones …

Pests and diseases of the fig tree

Figs or Ficus carica belong to the Moraceae family, which includes more than 1,000 species. Figs are known to have been cultivated for thousands of years thanks to remains found in Neolithic excavations dating back to 5,000 BC and despite their ancient history, they are not exempt from many of the same fig insect pests that they plague the tree today. The key …

Palm trees: all about these plants

Palm trees are plants of exceptional beauty . Its stipe (what we would call trunk) grows upwards as if it wanted to reach the sky, and its beautiful leaves wave with the wind every time it blows between its leaflets, even its flowers, which are grouped in highly branched inflorescences, make the Ornamental value of these vegetables …

How to recover frozen plants

The cold and, above all, frost can cause significant damage to the most sensitive plants , to the point that their leaves can burn. If that happens, unfortunately most of the time all its parts end up rotting: the branches, the trunk and the roots. Can anything be done to prevent it? Yes of course, but we have …

Use of aspirin in plants

Aspirin is a pill that we usually have at home. It is very effective for relieving minor aches and the first symptoms of a cold, but… did you know that it can also be used to take better care of plants?  It is a very interesting medicine that can help you to have much healthier and stronger …

Red cabbage cultivation

Red cabbage is one of the most beautiful horticultural plants: its purple leaves are particularly striking, as they also have a unique flavor. Its cultivation is very simple, so much so that it is not necessary that you have previous experience in the maintenance of plants. Being a vegetable that is grown for the consumption of leaves, you can …

How to change soil pH

The soil is of vital importance for plants, not in vain, in it are found the minerals that they need so much to grow. But sometimes we find a very acidic or very alkaline soil, which rather than allowing the roots to absorb them, makes them weaken, endangering the life of the vegetables. Is there any way …

What are soil amendments

If we have land that has suffered the effects of erosion, or if plants have been cultivated for years without any control, it is most likely that the land has ceased to be fertile. When that happens, we have to provide materials, preferably organic, so that the soil becomes arable again. But what are soil amendments? Index …

How to improve the drainage of a pot

One of the mistakes we most often make is to overwater the plants. It is often thought that the more water we give them, the better they will grow, not in vain, water is life. But this is not so. The extremes are very harmful: whether we water a little or a lot, our vegetables will not be …

Main Soil Components

The components of the Soil are those that are responsible for feeding all the life that is part of the plant world and it is that each one of the parts of the soil, turns out to be fundamental so that the adequate development of the plants can be produced , for what it is It is essential that all these …

How to attract goldfinches to the garden?

A living garden is one in which there are a series of plants and animals that make it a wonderful space where you can disconnect from the routine. One of the elements that make it possible is the song of the birds, one of the most interesting being the goldfinch . This small animal, native to the Mediterranean …

Differences between cherry and picota

At the end of June the cherries usually come to an end, however, it is nothing to worry about, since right after that, the time of the cherry trees arrives . But do you really know the differences between both fruits that are so similar? Index 1 Differences between cherry and pillory 2 Other differences between cherry and picota 3 tail 4 the size 5 the …

3 ecological insecticides for your garden

For the field of gardening and agriculture and, in general, for the care of plants, insecticides are sometimes necessary to avoid possible pests that attack them. There are many types of insecticides in the world, however, insecticides are powerful contaminants of water when filtered and can also harm the plant if their concentration is excessive. To avoid this …

Rose Leafcutter Bee

Surely on some occasion you have suffered in your rose bushes the effects caused by this insect, the Leaf Cutter Bee as its name indicates, it does exactly that, cut the leaves of the rose bushes , with the purpose of carrying out its characteristic nest. After the prank you will be able to easily identify the person responsible, since …