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How to grow spinach on a windowsill
How to grow spinach on a windowsill

Spinach is a vegetable annual plant that resembles quinoa in its beneficial properties. Due to its high content of vitamins, protein, fiber and other trace elements, it is widely used in cooking. Many gourmets prefer this dietary product. Fresh leaves can be eaten, preserved or boiled.

How to make an artificial grotto and rocks on your site?
How to make an artificial grotto and rocks on your site?

Valentina Shpak 5 years ago Interest in landscape design elements is growing rapidly. This is both a fashionable trend and the opportunity to make your garden truly unique, unlike any other, where every corner, furnished to your liking, pleases and gives a feeling of comfort. Artificial rocks and grottoes are popular landscaping elements that will add mystery to your garden.

6 ways to grow mushrooms at home
6 ways to grow mushrooms at home

Honey mushrooms are one of the most popular mushrooms, since they can not only be collected in the forest, but also grown independently in your country house or balcony. Summer and winter varieties of honey agaric are best suited for breeding at home. They are not whimsical and do not require much effort even for a beginner. What conditions mushrooms grow? It is easy to arrange conditions for mushroom growth both at home and in a summer cottage or garden.

 Actinidia - planting and caring for the plant
Actinidia - planting and caring for the plant

If you want to grow a plant called actinidia in your country house, planting and caring for it is quite easy. We can find out all the details about this exotic plant below. Actinidia - what kind of plant is it? Early and mid-autumn is the time when the fruits of actinidia can be harvested. Most often they ripen in September.

 Potato Breeze - Belarusian variety for the pros
Potato Breeze - Belarusian variety for the pros

Breeze is a Belarusian potato variety, the leader in its homeland in terms of area occupied. It is fruitful, gives large tubers, under one bush there are up to 15 of them. When cooking potatoes do not crumble into porridge, but only crack. One of the main troubles is that it is not zoned for all regions of Russia. The history of potato cultivation BrizSort was bred in the Minsk region, the village of Samokhvalovichi.

Ageratum is a beautiful ornamental plant for the garden and home
Ageratum is a beautiful ornamental plant for the garden and home

Ageratum - decoration of flower beds and balconies Some ornamental plants can be admired both in the garden and at home. Ageratum also belongs to such plants. Now this beautiful plant can often be found in city flower beds, where it creates a solid carpet with its small fluffy flowers.

Rules for watering indoor plants, the ABC of a home garden - 2
Rules for watering indoor plants, the ABC of a home garden - 2

Water in the life of indoor plants The moisture of the soil and air is of the greatest importance in the life of plants in general, and indoor plants in particular. After all, our pets are entirely dependent on their owners, on how caring and proper care of them will be. As established by studies, plant tissue is 80–90 water, thanks to which the cells retain their elasticity and firmness.

Physalis: growing from seeds, planting and care in the open field, photo
Physalis: growing from seeds, planting and care in the open field, photo

Garden plants Published: Last edits: The physalis plant (Latin Physalis) belongs to the largest genus of the Solanaceae family, which includes about 120 species growing in Asia, Europe, as well as in South and North America. Translated from Greek, physalis means a bubble - the name is given because of the shape of the growing red-orange calyx of the plant.

Description and characteristics of sweet peppers of the Bogatyr variety
Description and characteristics of sweet peppers of the Bogatyr variety

Many summer residents and gardeners allocate a site for planting sweet pepper. This delicious and healthy vegetable is an important ingredient in many dishes. It is canned, frozen. Therefore, every breeder wants to get a good harvest of vegetables. The Bogatyr variety fully corresponds to its name, the description and characteristics of which can be found below.

 Pure physics: using copper wires and tapes against slugs
Pure physics: using copper wires and tapes against slugs

Slugs are malicious garden pests. Gluttonous mollusks attack vegetable and fruit beds at night or in wet weather, eating almost everything in their path. A simple but effective way to save the crop without resorting to the use of chemicals is to limit the access of slugs to plants by creating a copper barrier.

Strawberry remontant grade Mont Everest
Strawberry remontant grade Mont Everest

Pros and cons of remontant strawberries The Mont Everest variety of remontant strawberries has been known to our gardeners for more than twenty years - I first read about it in the second issue of the magazine & 34; Household & 34; for 1983. He interested me, and I tried to find him, and for many years now I have been breeding this variety.

Siding - metal and vinyl
Siding - metal and vinyl

Increasingly, new finishing materials are used for facing houses and summer cottages. If you look at the country and garden houses built in Soviet times, then almost all of them are sheathed outside with either clapboard or tongue-and-groove boards. However, there was nothing else then. The wood sheathing was very short-lived: it rotted from rain and snow, dried out and warped under the influence of the sun's heat, it was destroyed by wood-eating insects and carpenter ants.

 Varietal features of Batyan's tomato and cultivation techniques
Varietal features of Batyan's tomato and cultivation techniques

The Batianya variety will interest lovers of large and fleshy heart-shaped tomatoes. In many ways, the tomato is similar to the famous Bull's Heart. The main difference is early maturity, the fruits ripen on the first and second clusters even in the open field. Many gardeners like the taste of the fruit, however, Batyan's yield pleases not everyone and not with any agricultural technique.

 5 less harmful drugs that will replace copper sulfate
5 less harmful drugs that will replace copper sulfate

Copper sulfate is used as a fungicide, as a top dressing for peaty and sandy soils, in which there is little copper, as well as for soil disinfection. Despite the effectiveness and cheapness, there is a huge disadvantage of vitriol - toxicity. Manufacturers of garden chemicals offer modern and safe products that cope with its tasks for 100%.

5 of my favorite tomato varieties that are great for pickling
5 of my favorite tomato varieties that are great for pickling

I love tomatoes, both fresh and canned. I procure them for the winter - salt and marinade in jars. Not all varieties of tomatoes are suitable for this. Vegetables should be strong, resilient, so as not to fall apart when harvested whole. My favorite varieties are Rio Grande, Krasnogvardeets, French bunch, Korean long-fruited, Bendrik yellow cream.

Sparaxis
Sparaxis

Sparaxis, a corm herbaceous perennial plant, is a member of the Iris family. Under natural conditions, this plant is found in southern Africa, in the Cape region. And one of the species was introduced in California. There are 6 varieties of this plant, it is noteworthy that some scientists consider them to be different species, while other experts argue that these are variants of one species.

Tomato Lyubasha - the earliest harvest in your garden
Tomato Lyubasha - the earliest harvest in your garden

Tomato is one of the favorite vegetables of gardeners and many dream of trying fresh fruits as early as possible. Breeders get more and more new varieties with very early ripening periods. Such early tomatoes include Lyubasha, an ultra-early hybrid of domestic origin. Description of the variety Lyubasha Hybrid tomato Lyubasha was received quite recently, in 2016, by Russian breeders of the Partner agricultural firm.

An orchid is never blue!
An orchid is never blue!

Plant Facts Orchids are the most varied in their colors compared to other flowers. Through the efforts of nature and breeders, orchids of almost all colors of the rainbow and not only have appeared. There are even green and black orchids. But for some reason, the breeders have not yet been able to breed a blue orchid.

Proper care and cultivation of remontant ampelous strawberries
Proper care and cultivation of remontant ampelous strawberries

Currently, ampelous varieties of large-fruited strawberries are rapidly gaining popularity, which give a tasty and very rich harvest. In addition, with proper care, such plants can become an unusual decoration for the garden and home. Still would! After all, the berry can be planted at home even in winter, and the flowers are of an extraordinary pink color.

15 best varieties of cabbage
15 best varieties of cabbage

White cabbage is an incredibly healthy vegetable with a rich vitamin and mineral composition. This explains its popularity among gardeners. Cultivation rules are not complicated, but the basis for the yield depends on the choice of the variety. Varietal variety of white cabbage In the old days, there was really a shortage of seed material due to limited supplies from the near and far abroad, so the seeds were often harvested from the usual varieties.