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Archive of the month: November 2010 (9 textů)

What to do with mowed grass?

If you love a beautiful, low grass mat, you will certainly mow your lawn frequently. In the meantime, frequently mowed grass provides large quantities of grass of which you only have trouble. The majority of gardeners I know get rid of their grass with their household refuse. I can only shake my head in unbelief for people carelessly getting rid of the cheapest manure!

Friday 12th November 2010 22:26 | print | Lawn

Planting flower bulbs and seedlings

Take out the flower bulbs and seedlings that you have received by postal service out of the packaging, and let it stand in the shade for around 2–3 days. A second possibility is to plant them immediately and keep them in the shade for a few days so that they are not exposed to any direct sunlight.

Wednesday 10th November 2010 22:23 | print | How to grow

Growing Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus)

Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) is even more popular these days than the common mushroom (champignon mushroom)! In relation to common mushroom, Oyster mushroom has one huge advantage – it cannot be confused with the toxic „death cap“ (Amanita phalloides).

Monday 8th November 2010 21:24 | print | Mushrooms

How to mow your lawn correctly?

It is necessary to mow your lawn correct in order to obtain a thick grass carpet. No conifer will look good with dying lawn surrounding it!

Saturday 6th November 2010 19:52 | print | Lawn

The planting of a new lawn

In Europe the best time for planting a new lawn or the planting of extra grass in an existing lawn is from May until June. If there is very little rain in the spring, July might be the best time to plant.

Friday 5th November 2010 19:40 | print | Lawn

NOVODOR FC for fighting the Colorado potato beetle

I do not think I need to specially introduce the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) as everyone knows this enormous pest that is very damaging for the potato and is not possible to get rid of without the use of chemicals. In the meantime, nobody knows of any biological cures that could be used for the Colorado potato beetle.

Thursday 4th November 2010 19:07 | print | Pests

Cherimoya (Annona cherimola)

Currently very interesting types of tropical fruits are being imported to Europe. I have succeeded in buying the fruit of the cherimoya and tasting it. It is not found in fruit shops but thanks to my own good taste, it will find its place there as well!

Wednesday 3rd November 2010 13:15 | print | Exotic plants

Chinese tea – Grow your own tea!


Before the end of the winter approaches, every gardener considers what will grow the coming season. Do you find it no more challenging to grow tomatoes, paprika and cucumber? Do you want something else? Something more exotic? What do you think of the idea to grow your own tea this year?!

Tuesday 2nd November 2010 15:02 | print | Exotic plants, How to grow

Tree Tobacco Nicotiana glauca – a balcony plant with perspective!


Tree Tobacco (Nicotiana glauca)

The human desire to something new, unusual and unconventional is limitless. Thus, gardeners also dream of cultivating something new in their gardens – something that nobody else has. The plant market therefore gives gardeners something new every year – to still the hunger of gardeners looking for something original to satisfy their needs. The commercial launching of new varieties will make the tree tobacco plant common to all gardeners very soon!

Monday 1st November 2010 14:46 | print | Exotic plants

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