In the 1960s, researchers breeding Pyrrhocoris apterus insects in Europe noticed a strange phenomenon when they tried to breed the same insects at Harvard University in the USA. After the 5th stage of development and instead of the insects becoming adults, they either went through a 6th stage of development or became adults with larval […]
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Nettle is a useful weed, although very misunderstood. Perhaps because it has been associated when we were children, with the pain and itching caused by the contact with its leaves. Nettles are considered weeds We find them in our fields and in our gardens. Pretty much all of us have been stung by nettles, especially
Can you identify butterfly eggs on vegetable leaves? Autumn is the season when butterflies lay their eggs on the leaves of our favorite plants (especially cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, rocket, etc). When the eggs hatch, dozens of tiny gluttonous caterpillars emerge from inside them, which grow quickly eating the leaves, destroying the plants. As a first
Aphids are very well known insects to farmers and gardeners known by the common names aphid, plantlouse, greenfly, ant cow. Most aphids have siphons or horns and a tail. The siphons are conduits that produce alarm hormones so that when the aphid is attacked by an insect or animal, it causes the other aphids to
With these recipes we can make 7 eco-friendly insecticides with materials we all have at home or can easily get. We use red cayenne pepper, leaves from aromatic plants, cottonseed oil, garlic, tomato leaves, diatomaceous earth and alcohol. The most chemical of all the ingredients, is dishwashing liquid! Start using these eco-friendly insecticides at the
On the internet you will find many DIY recipes for eco-friendly homemade fungicides. I present you the simplest and most effective of them all. The recipes for homemade fungicides for our plants, with ingredients we have at home. All the recipes for fungicides for plants that you will find on the Internet, are just variations
You will learn how to make a simple stink bugs trap, using simple instructions. Stink bugs are small shield-shaped insects that live by sucking the juices from your plants. They are called stink bugs because they have a very bad smell if you step on or disturb them. They are difficult to deal with because
We can use stinging nettle tea to protect our plants from aphids. Especially when these first start to appear on plants. Materials for nettle tea How to prepare the nettle tea In a container (wooden or plastic), add the fresh nettle parts and water. Stir well so that the nettles are submerged in the water.
The nettle tea acts as a revitalizing agent for plants that have been affected by drought. It also makes plants stronger and more resistant to any future infestations. If you water the plant with it, you add nitrogen to the soil. Materials How to prepare this nettle tea In a container (wooden or plastic) pour
How to use garlic to offer protection to your plants in garden or pots. Learn how to make garlic spray for plant protection by natural means. What this garlic spray is good for This simple garlic recipe is good for your plants because it protects your plants from aphids, spider mites and other insects. Ingredients