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Grow Brussels sprouts

Grow Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a plant of Northern European origin, widespread above all in Scandinavian countries and in the Benelux, in fact they take their name from the capital of Belgium where this curious variety of cabbage seems to have been selected, which is still little cultivated in Italy. It is a plant of the cruciferous or brassiceae family and the scientific name of the sprouts is oleracea bullata gemmifera.

Sheep manure in the vegetable garden

Sheep manure in the vegetable garden

Hi Renato The characteristics of sheep manure are the same as that of goat and other sheep, it is a good fertilizer for the garden, naturally allowed in organic cultivation as it is totally organic and natural. Characteristics of sheep manure the other animal waste must be mature, otherwise it risks giving problems to the plants: this means waiting a few months before using it (let's not put it in contact with the plants just produced by livestock).

How Belgian salads are grown

How Belgian salads are grown

The Belgian salad is a vegetable that is part of the head chicory family, it is also called Belgian endive or Witloof chicory. This Belgian chicory does not grow in the vegetable garden as you know it: it is necessary to intervene during cultivation to force it to bleach. small guide to cultivation.

Manure: natural fertilizers for the organic garden

Manure: natural fertilizers for the organic garden

Manure is the most traditional fertilizer in agriculture, used for thousands of years to make the soil more fertile and still today to improve and amend the soil of the organic garden.As everyone knows, manure is composed of the excrements of farmed animals, in bovine and equine genus, which are collected together with the bedding (straw or sawdust) and left to mature.

Garlic decoction against bacteria and parasites

Garlic decoction against bacteria and parasites

Garlic has antibacterial and repellent properties against many of the parasites of garden plants, and like all plants of the lily family it has a good sulfur content, so it can counteract some fungal diseases such as powdery mildew. To make the most of these properties, you can make a decoction with garlic bulbs to be sprayed on the plants.

In the garden without mosquitoes

In the garden without mosquitoes

In the garden during the summer months the work is hard due to the heat, but there is another torment that often haunts the horticulturist: mosquito bites. These insects are often found near crops and are particularly attracted to the heated body of those who are working.Prevention methods A good idea to avoid mosquitoes around is to prevent the problem by avoiding the proliferation of insects.

Buying vegetable seedlings: how to choose

Buying vegetable seedlings: how to choose

It often happens to those who cultivate the vegetable garden to find themselves buying seedlings in the nursery. The best thing is to have the seedlings born on your own starting from the seed, since it allows for economic savings and greater satisfaction, but when there is no time or you are a beginner, buying ready-made plants is a great convenience.

Growing chard in the vegetable garden

Growing chard in the vegetable garden

The chard is a leaf vegetable of the chenopodiaceae family, it is a biennial horticultural plant that is grown as an annual. It is an excellent vegetable to cook cooked, rich in vitamins and iron, it is easily grown in the garden and is harvested by cutting the leaves.After sowing it in spring, you can continue to harvest coasts all year round, since the plant drives back continuously.

Catching mosquitoes to free the garden

Catching mosquitoes to free the garden

There are many parasites that attack vegetables and fruit trees, but there are also annoying insects that affect humans, the most boring of these is undoubtedly the mosquito.The presence of mosquitoes is a big nuisance during spring and summer and can spoil the pleasure of being in the garden or cause annoyance while working in the garden.

Echo PB-250 blower for the garden

Echo PB-250 blower for the garden

Keeping the garden tidy can be a very tedious task, especially during autumn, when the leaves fall requires frequent cleaning.Among the various gardening tools, a big help can come from a blower, tool able to gather quickly dry leaves and cut grass.

Seedlings of garlic in the frozen ground

Seedlings of garlic in the frozen ground

Hi Daniele, unfortunately or fortunately we do not govern the weather conditions. To plant garlic you need a good tillage, so that the plant finds soft earth around it and can make a nice big head of garlic.When you can work the soil If the earth is frozen there is no need to dig, so you just have to wait for milder temperatures.

Zinnia: ornamental flower that butterflies like

Zinnia: ornamental flower that butterflies like

Zinnia is an interesting flower to brighten up the garden. There are several varieties of this flower, there are more than twenty and differ both in the size of the stem (which can be low or high in the case of the giant zinnia), and in the color of the petals, ranging from orange to red, to lilac and to creamy white, with particularly ornamental bi-colored cultivars.

Remove the root weeds with the grubber

Remove the root weeds with the grubber

Weeds in the garden can become a problem: they steal space, light and resources from our plants. Without becoming a maniac of order and tearing every blade of grass, it is necessary to keep the wild herbs under control if you want to have a productive vegetable garden. Weed control is one of the most strenuous activities in the garden and it never seems to end, given that when the weather is good they come up all the time.

A sponge in the garden: how loofah is grown

A sponge in the garden: how loofah is grown

The loofah is a very special plant: it is a climbing cucurbit (practically a pumpkin) that produces a fruit from which a sponge is obtained, very useful both to clean the house and to use in the shower. it will therefore not be so much to eat it, even if it is edible in the soup, but to obtain natural, ecological and economic sponges.

How to grow capers

How to grow capers

The caper is a typical Mediterranean plant, extremely rustic. It is grown mainly in the warm regions of Italy because it requires a lot of sun and fears frost, in the north it is not impossible to cultivate but it certainly requires a lot of care and shelter.For the learned of botany, the caper is called Capparis spinosa and is part of the family of the capparidaceae, it is a really tenacious perennial shrub, which also grows between the old dry walls.

The garden civilization: interview with Gian Carlo Cappello

The garden civilization: interview with Gian Carlo Cappello

Gian Carlo Cappello cultivates without using any product, not even organic and without working the soil, the results are surprising. But above all, starting from the garden, Gian Carlo tells of a possible change, witnessed by concrete experiences of shared cultivation, such as that of the Angera garden, and proposes a different vision of the world, far from money and the individualistic logic of our society.

Snails: knowing them to breed them

Snails: knowing them to breed them

To breed snails (heliciculture) it is advisable to know how snails are made, below we see some basic notions about these fascinating gastropods. The advice to those who want to make a job of this breeding is to keep this article as a starting point, and then go deeper into the topic by looking for a specific scientific text.

Building a fence for snail breeding

Building a fence for snail breeding

Snails are notoriously slow animals but they are also curious and stubborn: however high a wall is they will try to climb it, however large a breeding enclosure is they will try to get out. Since snails walk on vertical walls better than spiders and continually try to escape from their tank, it is advisable to know how to contain them by installing the right nets for heliciculture.

Garden soil full of earthworms

Garden soil full of earthworms

Hi Dora, I am happy to give you some good news: if you have a land full of earthworms you are in luck. Earthworms are precious for the garden. Earthworms are absolutely positive for the garden. It is a good thing that they are present on your land, better if they are large and numerous. The earthworm does not eat plants or their roots, it is responsible for processing the organic substance present in the earth and making it humus.

Grow red currants

Grow red currants

Currant is a shrub that we can grow in the garden, it belongs to the category of small fruits or berries, and is very interesting because it is quite simple to grow and well productive. There are several varieties of currants, we can distinguish them in macro categories by type of fruit: red currants, white currants and cassis or black currants and gooseberries.