Growing pomegranate trees will reward you in many ways as they provide us with delicious pomegranates. Scientific name: Punica granatum, genus PunicaceaeCommon name. Punicaceae. The pomegranate is a shrub native to southern or western Asia, which in ancient times was transported to the Mediterranean area where it has adapted very well. Tradition has it that […]
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Want to learn about growing apricots in your garden or in pots in the city? Here you will find tips and valuable information. Figure 1. Apricot flowers. Apricot flowers have the same shape as peach flowers but are white. Apricot is a fruit tree, deciduous and is cultivated in all temperate countries of the world.
Disease and pest infestations on vegetables are one of the biggest problems that the amateur gardener has to deal with in his garden. As you will see below, there is not much we can do about our vegetables as a drastic preventive measure. I will give you tips about 14 vegetables. How to avoid unpleasant
Peach cultivation is one of the most important in Greece, with table peaches accounting for 40% and industrial peaches or concentrated peaches for 60%. Other European countries that produce large quantities of peaches are Spain, France and Italy (mainly table peaches). Figure 1. Peach fruits Picture 2. Peach blossoms Greek name. Ροδάκινο, ροδακινιά (rodakino, rodakinia).
Characteristic symptoms of plant deficiencies part 2 Depending on the location of symptoms on the plant, deficiencies can be divided into two categories: 1) When the symptoms are first observed in the leaves at the base of the plant and with time progress upwards, even reaching the leaves at the top, then we speak of
In order to check the health of our plants (nutritional status), we often wonder, which is better to do: leaf diagnosis or soil analysis? Do we need both, or do we not? Let’s start by looking at what is one and what is the other… Soil analysis: It is the examination of the soil where
By urban farming on balconies we refer to the cultivation of vegetables, fruits, herbs, but we also extend it to urban livestock farming or urban beekeeping. Cities, especially Greek cities, although they may seem like an inhospitable environment for growing crops, livestock or beekeeping, in reality this is not the case. There are places in
Want to know how to grow carrots? Scientific name of carrots: Daucus carota, οικ. Umbelliferae. Description of the carrot plant The carrot originated in Asia but is nowadays cultivated all over the world. The carrot is an edible species grown as a vegetable and belongs to the family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae ( Carrot or Parsley
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
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.
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
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
The species of the genus Citrus belong to the family Rutaceae and the tribe Citreae. All members of the genus have a characteristic fruit, the esperidium, which is a type of yellow-colored rachis and the rind does not separate from the flesh. These species are the lemon, citron and grapefruit. Lemon is a cultivated hybrid
Want to learn about growing okra in your garden? The Latin name of okra is Hibiscus esculentus or Abelmoschus esculentus.Other English names: Ladies, Fingers, Ochro.Greek name: Μπάμια (Bamia)The French name for okra is: Gombo Okra plants Okra flower Okra seeds Okra plant description Okra is generally an annual plant and resembles cotton. It belongs to
Do you want to grow cherry trees in the garden? The cherry tree forms a lot of white flowers, which is why it is also used as an ornamental tree in city parks. The production of cherry trees in Greece depends on the weather conditions during the flowering and harvesting period. Rainfall during the flowering
Viburnums are popular flowering landscape shrubs that come in an almost infinite number of cultivars. They offer beautiful summer blooms, fall foliage, and evergreen leaves. For most viburnum shrubs, bloom times span from early spring through June, followed by attractive fruit and outstanding fall foliage. Fast-growing viburnums can be grown as either shrubs or small