Today I’m going to talk about the nitrogen deficiency I dealt with with the tomatoes I grow on the rooftop of the house in the city. I grow them in “pots” that I made out of sacks. We’ll look at the conditions under which nitrogen trophenia developed and what the cause and treatment ultimately was. […]
Soil, the great unknown! There is so much you can tell about soil and how its quality and characteristics affect plants growth.
We talk about soil’s pH, fertilizers, nutrients, ways to improve your soil.
I will tell you where you can find free manure in Athens Greece – Attica (from equines – horses, mules and donkeys) and how you can get it for ecological fertilizer and to improve the soil in your garden or pots in the cities, so that you can have great production, strong and healthy plants.
The photo shows two Santorini tomatoes, from tomato plants that have come from the same seed. We all know that Santorini tomatoes are generally small in size, they are very tasty, they are hardy, they are shaped like small pumpkins. And yet the photo shows 2 Santorini tomatoes with an obvious difference in size. The
The idea of using seawater in the garden is an old one. There has been a lot of research on the advantages and disadvantages of using seawater in the garden to improve the soil and enrich the soil with nutrients. This is because of the presence of many nutrients in seawater. Nutrients that are valuable
Healthy plants need healthy soil for healthy growth so that they can accurately absorb what the plants need. Soil needs to contain minerals, and research on active soils shows that the widespread use of synthetic fertilizers leads to a soil that no longer has the biology needed to support healthy plants. The text is my
Two years ago I started an experiment in my garden. I wanted to see how adding organic matter in depth would improve the soil. How adding prunings, wood chips, compost, manure would improve the soil. Today I’m going to show you the results. Maybe you can apply this technique and benefit from it. Two years
“When do I apply fertilizer to trees and vegetables“? This is a very basic and essential question that new and old growers alike ask. If you don’t apply fertilizer to trees and vegetables at the right time and in the right amounts, there is a high risk of doing harm instead of good. At best,
Do you remember the article about building a raised bed with roof tiles with the title “Raised bed made of Roman roof tiles. An alternative and cheap way to build raised beds for your garden” that I wrote in August and the use of wood chips? The finished raised bed with roof tiles and wood
Today we will present basic knowledge about NPK fertilizers. Really what does NPK stand for? Surely you know that vegetables and flowers in the garden, but also the flowers and vegetables you have in pots need extra food to grow. This is provided by fertilizer in various forms. But how do you choose the right
Be careful about mixing chemical and organic fertilizers. Read carefully the following fertilizer mixing advices. Be sure that you won’t do bad instead of good. Be careful what Chemical and Organic fertilizers you mix Be careful what chemical (synthetic) and organic fertilizers you mix. Do not mix nitrogen fertilizers containing ammonium (NH4) with fertilizers containing
Raised bed made of Roman roof tiles. An alternative and cheap way to build raised beds for your garden
How raised beds made of chip Roman roof tiles changed my garden. I’m sure many of you have the same negative privilege as me. To have poor soil in your garden and your garden to have a slop instead of being level. Two bad things together. One of the solutions you can implement to improve
In the first post (Chemical and organic fertilizers (manure, compost, peat, green manure, rotating crops, soils)) of these 2 parts series about fertilizers for plants, we talked about the differences between chemical and organic fertilizers. In this article we will talk about: 1. How and when to apply fertilizers – Times to apply fertilizer 2.
Why is soil pH important? Soil pH is a parameter that growers and gardeners should take seriously. It is important for growing vegetables and fruits, but also for the flower garden. What is pH? Soil pH (potential hydrogen ions) is a unit of measurement of the acidity or alkalinity of the soil. A pH value
In this article we will talk about what fertilizer and when to apply it on trees, vegetables and other crops. Fertilizer is any substance provided to plants (by top dressing the soil or by foliar application), intended to supply them with the elements necessary for their nutrition. Basal fertilization is carried out at the stage of
The use of wood chips (shredded wood) in the garden is an old organic technique for enriching the soil with nutrients. Wood chips are the product of the shredding of pruned tree branches using a compost shredder. Wood chips are small pieces of wood. In this article I’ll discuss the use of wood chips in
What is the best time to water the plants? The question about the best time to water plants has actually two answers. We can water plants in the early morning or late afternoon. Watering plants in the early morning The best time to water plants is early in the morning while temperatures are still low.
Can bread be produced from stones? Today I’m going to take you back to 1893. That’s when Dr. Julius Hensel published a study on the nutrients that plants need to grow properly. This study shook up the data up to that point (data that still holds true today). A fight against fertilizer cartel Dr. Julius
Have you encountered white worms in compost? They are called grub worms. Do you know what they really are? Do you know if they are harmful to the garden and plants or beneficial? The truth is that a compost bin is a small ecosystem. Dozens of organisms are born, live and die in it, as