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Asian giant hornet: the threat to bees and other pollinators

GardenBy Jul 18, 2024

The Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) has become a growing concern for beekeepers and environmentalists alike due to its devastating impact on bees and other pollinators. Originally from Asia, this invasive species is now spreading to other parts of the world, including North America and Europe. In this article, we will explore the threat posed by the Asian giant hornet…

Protecting Your Tomatoes from Blight: 8 Highly Effective Tips

GardenBy Jul 17, 2024

Understanding Blight and Its Devastating Effects Blight, caused by microscopic fungi, can devastate a tomato crop in no time. In this article, I will provide you with eight ingenious tips to prevent the onset of blight and keep your garden healthy. Choose Resistant Varieties Some tomato varieties have natural resistance to blight. The top choices include Ferline, Cerise, and Téton…

Exploring the Vibrant World of Scarlet Sage vs. Red Sage

GardenBy Jul 17, 2024

Scarlet Sage and Red Sage are two fascinating herbs that have captivated garden enthusiasts and plant lovers for centuries. With their vibrant colors and unique characteristics, these plants add a touch of beauty and elegance to any garden or home. In this article, we will delve into the world of Scarlet Sage and Red Sage, exploring their similarities and differences,…

Crushed or Roasted Horn, Organic Fertilizer Rich in Nitrogen

GardenBy Jul 16, 2024

What is Crushed or Roasted Horn? Crushed or roasted horn is a type of organic fertilizer derived from animal waste. It is made from the horns and hooves of ruminant animals, which are then crushed or roasted into coarse flakes or chips. It is primarily composed of keratin, a natural protein found in human hair and nails. The Benefits of…

Praying Mantis: The Gentle Giant Insect

GardenBy Jul 15, 2024

The praying mantis, also known as the gentle giant insect, is a fascinating creature that has captured the interest of many. Despite its large size, this insect is harmless to humans and is actually beneficial for gardeners and plant enthusiasts. In this article, we will explore the world of the praying mantis and uncover its unique characteristics and behaviors. The…

Aeonium: Unraveling the Secrets of the Tree-Like Succulent

GardenBy Jul 14, 2024

About Aeonium Aeonium, also known as the tree-like succulent or “chou en arbre”, is a fascinating plant species that belongs to the Crassulaceae family. It is commonly found in regions such as Madère, the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, and the Mediterranean Basin. Although these succulents are not cold-hardy (preferred temperature range of 0 to -4°C), they can tolerate short periods…

The Underground Helpers in Your Garden: Centipedes and Other Myriapods

GardenBy Jul 13, 2024

The Underground Helpers in Your Garden: Centipedes and Other Myriapods Centipedes and other myriapods are a common sight in gardens and play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. While they may appear somewhat repulsive, these arthropods are beneficial and can be found in various parts of your garden. This article will take a closer look at centipedes, specifically…

The Gendarme: Meet the Least Harmful Red and Black Insect

GardenBy Jul 12, 2024

The Gendarme: Meet the Least Harmful Red and Black Insect Everyone is familiar with the gendarme, especially children who often observe them in the garden or in primary school classrooms to study their fascinating behavior. It is important to note that this small species of bug is harmless – it doesn’t sting, doesn’t emit any bad odor, and doesn’t cause…

Oyas: The Smart and Efficient Way to Water Your Plants

GardenBy Jul 11, 2024

Origins of Oyas Oyas are irrigation jars with lids. The word “oya” comes from the Spanish word “olla,” which means “pot.” However, the use of oyas for watering small arid gardens dates back at least two millennia, with origins in China, North Africa, or even the Roman Empire not precisely determined. After World War II, intensive agriculture in the Western…

A Step-by-Step Guide to Installing a Rainwater Harvesting System for Garden Irrigation

GardenBy Jul 10, 2024

Why Install a Rainwater Harvesting System? As the effects of climate change intensify, water is becoming an increasingly precious resource. This is why many gardens are transforming to include plants that are adapted to warmer climates and drier soils, reducing their water needs. By installing a rainwater harvesting system, you can both preserve the water resource and save money, as…

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