We find out what the ideal garden type is.Garden types. A historical journey through the gardens of modern Greece and their use.What is the ideal garden type and why. Our opinion on what the ideal garden is is pretty much a personal matter. Some people want to have a beautiful garden where everything is neat […]
The olive tree is a truly blessed tree. Every part of this tree can really be used and recycled for our benefit in the garden and at our table. It gives us food (olives), fertilizer, soil conditioner (olive wood chips) and firewood from its pruned branches. But it will not be given away to you.
Autumn (September, October, November) are the months when we plant lettuce and onions in the garden. You can find lettuce seedlings at nurseries and farm supply stores in your neighborhood. Lettuce To plant lettuce, dig a small hole by hand. Place the lettuce seedling inside and dig it in. Press the soil so that it
How feasible and easy is composting when you live in an apartment in a city like Athens, Greece? Can you produce compost from earthworms in a city like Athens? Composting requires collecting organic materials and depositing them in piles (stacks) for several months. In the garden this is something relatively easy to do as there
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
In a pine-rich country like Greece, dry pine needles are abundant. They can be used in the garden. They are very useful if used properly and with care. But they are misunderstood and treated as difficult to manage waste. Under a pine tree, whole layers of dry pine needles are created that fall from the
How do I sow potatoes in the garden? Potatoes can be grown in the garden, but even on the balcony or terrace in the city. In both cases, you need to make sure that the soil in which they are grown is fluffy and soft so that the potatoes can grow in it and become
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
Compost bin costing less than 6 Euros? Almost free of charge. Is it possible? Yes it is, if you do it yourself (DIY) using cheap materials! Compost is an ideal source of nutrients for our plants and vegetables. If you want to make your own compost, you will find a variety of compost bins on
Fertilizer from Garbage! Let’s look at garbage from a new perspective!!! How much money do we throw away with our “garbage”? How can we make use of our garbage? Which materials can we recycle and which can we use? What is household garbage? From the plate to the trash go money and valuable materials We
Compost shredders are tools (electric or gasoline powered) with which you can shred organic garden waste and use it in compost, to produce spreading fertilizer or as wood chips for fertile soil. In practice, you can use a compost shredder to cut the pruned branches into very small pieces or to cut into small pieces
Creating compost for use in the garden and pots is a topic that interests us all. The fact that we can use household waste that would otherwise end up in the landfill, as well as materials from the garden (leaves, twigs, grass, fruit, etc.) to make our own compost is fascinating. Sometimes you find treasures
Amazing Garden Soil Transformation Using Wood Chips At the beginning we see how bad the soil was before the application of the wood chips. The soil was hard and lacked organic matter. So hard that even weeds had a hard time growing. After 8 years of applying wood chips, the soil has been transformed. It
Everything You Know About Composting is Wrong: Mike McGrath at TEDxPhoenixville Mike McGrath talks about making compost using fallen tree leaves, which the majority of Americans (and beyond) consider garbage, and using blowers to blow them into each other’s gardens! At the end he talks about turning kitchen scraps into compost using worms.
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