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How Make Your Own DIY Seed Ribbons

How Make Your Own DIY Seed Ribbons

Every year I face the problem of sowing small-grain seeds at the right spacing. Most amateur gardeners will know exactly what I’m talking about. Lettuce, radish and carrot seeds in particular are so fine that it’s almost impossible to sow them at the optimum spacing. Seed bands are a great option there, and they also …

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Bedstraw – A Versatile Meadow Plant

The meadow ragwort (Galium mollugo) is very common in our country in almost all meadows and pastures, as well as along roadsides. The unusual leaf arrangement makes confusion with possibly poisonous plants impossible. This is because all similar-looking plants belong to the bedstraw family and are also useful. Typical bedstraw: How to recognize the meadow …

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Mound Bed And Raised Bed: Structure And Differences

Mound Bed And Raised Bed: Structure And Differences

Raised beds are now known and popular among many gardeners. The Internet offers countless “building instructions” and the garden trade offers a variety of ready-made kits, made from a wide range of materials. No wonder that the raised bed is booming, because it has some advantages to offer over the classic ground-level flat bed. However, …

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Do It Yourself: Dry Your Own Herbs

Do It Yourself: Dry Your Own Herbs

Now in July is the ideal time for harvesting herbs, because most herbs now have their best healing powers and aromas. This is true for the aromatic herbs from the garden (e.g. sage, rosemary) as well as for the wild growing medicinal plants from nature (e.g. thistle, yarrow). If you want to preserve the aromas …

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Can Plants Be Used To Dye Fabric?

In the age of chemical textile dyes, in which fabrics can be dyed in the washing machine in no time, dyeing with plants is almost a journey back in time to the Middle Ages. The art of plant dyeing has a history that goes back thousands of years. Our ancestors discovered that many plants contain …

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Is A Jerusalem Artichoke A Tuber?

Is A Jerusalem Artichoke A Tuber?

The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) is related to the sunflower and originally comes from Mexico. From there, it spread across North America to Canada. In 1612, the versatile plant with the potato-sized tubers arrived in Paris and was called the “Indian potato”. The tubers were given the strange name “Jerusalem artichoke” by an indigenous people …

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