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. […]
Easy digging in the garden – Trench how and metal shovel – Two tools that make digging in the garden an easy task!
Garden means soil. And dirt means digging! Digging is one of the most common tasks in the garden. And it’s not an easy job! See how it can be made easier with the right tools. Two tools that have helped me a lot in the garden Next, I’ll introduce you to the two tools that
The first year I grew the garden (everything), the water bill came to 250 Euros from the 30 we used to pay. And that was a big shock. The cost of water for irrigation was something I hadn’t honestly considered as a new grower. Suddenly the tomatoes I grew in the garden turned out to
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
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
“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,
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
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
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.
The information on the symptoms of nutrient deficiencies in tomatoes (trophic deficiencies) comes from “The Diagnosis of Mineral Deficiencies in Plants by Visual Symptoms” by Thomas Wallace, M.C., D.Sc., A.I.C., published in 1943. I found this source from the blog “The Perdic Cafe”, looking for why my tomatoes are opening this year. I have planted
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
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
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
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