Tag Gardening Tips

Does Rain Ruin Compost?

Does Rain Ruin Compost? Rain can play a major role in the success or failure of a composting project. Composting requires careful management of moisture levels in order to ensure that the microorganisms responsible for breaking down organic matter can…

Why do my grown cucumbers taste bitter?

“Bitter is healthy” is the saying. But that doesn’t apply to vegetables that aren’t supposed to taste bitter – like cucumbers or summer squash. What went wrong there? Bitter substances are either contained in the form of tannins, for example…

5 unusual ideas for the garden

A well-maintained garden with flower beds and some decoration can be a real feast for the eyes. However, by thinking outside the box, your garden will become unique. Idea 1: dream garden bed You have always dreamed of spending a…

How harmful are mole crickets really?

Mole crickets are not exactly popular, as they are considered a pest that bites through plant roots. But is this bad reputation true at all? It is neither particularly pretty nor popular: the dark brown mole cricket (Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa) is…

5 tricks for better seed germination

With these natural treatment methods, you give plant seeds a jump-start before sowing: for example, for faster germination in the case of hard shells or to strengthen them against pathogens. Plant seeds have a natural inhibition to germination – this…

Superfood duel: Moringa vs. kale

Moringa, the horseradish tree native to India, is hailed as the most nutrient-rich plant and panacea for the body. But what’s really in it? It tolerates heat and drought, makes few demands on the soil and can grow up to…

Fertilizing with sheep wool

In fact – from sheep’s wool can only knit sweaters, but also fertilize plants with it. We took a look at why and how this works. What makes sheep’s wool so valuable? Sheep’s wool consists mainly of keratin – a…

The rose with the largest rose hips

Some species of roses bear only small fruits. But one stands out in this respect. From the particularly large rose hips can be prepared fine jam. In our latitudes, the potato rose (Rosa rugosa), also called apple rose, originating from…

Does Talking to Plants Help Them Grow?

Does Talking to Plants Help Them Grow?

Talking to plants is a common gardening practice, and while it may not have scientifically proven effects on plant growth, it can be a positive and enjoyable aspect of tending to your garden. Here’s what you should know about talking…

Why Autumn Leaves Are The Best Mulch

Why Autumn Leaves Are The Best Mulch

Trees and shrubs give us a valuable raw material in autumn: their leaves! Instead of disposing of it, use it as mulch in suitable places. Only on lawns and sidewalks leaves should not be left lying around: It threatens rotting…

Tips for Placing Garden Sculptures

We would like to give you some tips for the perfect placement of garden sculptures. By the way, we also advise you to definitely try different locations before finally fixing the place of installation. In this way, you will see…

5 common mistakes in the care of orchids

Orchids always want to stand warm and be watered a lot? We clear up the biggest misconceptions about the care of indoor orchids. Temperature preferences depend on the type of orchid: the popular Phalaenopsis is absolutely suitable for the living…