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Lettuce insects and parasites
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Lettuce insects and parasites

In any garden, lettuces are sown and transplanted, which are among the very first vegetables that you think of when you are about to grow. They are short-cycle vegetables that give practically no waste, with the exception of a few outer leaves, they are quick to use in the kitchen with a simple washing and certainly beneficial when eaten fresh: in short, they are indispensable.

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Make Stunning Mason Jar Solar Lights

People love these “old fashion” jars. My wife uses them to store juice, nuts, flour type products and other items in the kitchen. Mason jars make for wonderful lights adding a special touch for those outdoor barbeques where there never seems to be enough light.Stephanie at GardenTherapy – a site full of great projects – probably has the…… on the web.
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How To Make Stunning Glow Jars For Outdoor Parties

This is a post I had to share. What a cool looking addition to an outdoor party – glow jars.They are easy to make, just like the LED canning jar garden lights.All you need are 4 items:mason jarswaterproof glowing paintspaintbrusheswaterNOTE: The site is in Hungarian but we’ve added a link to translate the page using Google Translate to view in English.
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Zucchini rot: Erwinia carotovora

It may happen to see zucchini rot directly from the fruits, in particular starting from the withered flower that is at the apex of the zucchini.If the problem directly affects the fruit and precisely starting from the apical flower, most likely it is a bacteriosis, specifically by Erwinia Carotovora.
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Purple potatoes: varieties and cultivation

There are varieties of potatoes that have both purple or blue skin and flesh. From the point of view of a vegetable garden that provides unusual and particular vegetables, it can be interesting to cultivate them because they allow you to create spectacular recipes in the kitchen and to amaze the diners.These are varieties of Peruvian origin, have the same characteristics as normal potatoes, differ above all in color of peel and pulp and have a slightly different flavor.
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The right sowing distance and thinning

The distance the seedlings stand is an important growing factor. If plants are placed too far apart, obviously the vegetable garden will be not very productive, wasting space, but having them too close together is definitely harmful. So let's avoid sowing or transplanting plants that are too attached to each other, if by chance we do it we select by thinning the seedlings.
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Germinate the seeds in the paper towel

The seedbed is a good system for optimizing the garden space and being able to anticipate sowing, making the seeds germinate on their own in a simple way and without any expense. Growing the seedlings in trays with earthen bread kept in shelter is convenient for many species, which will then be transplanted into the field with already a month of life.
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Guide to the cultivation of beans

The broad bean is a legume known since ancient times, where it was cultivated and also used as a food for slaves along with spelled and figs, due to its nutritional properties.Here is a brief guide on how to grow broad beans in the garden. it is a simple to grow vegetable, also suitable for novice horticulturists and not particularly rich soils.
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February works in the garden

February in the vegetable garden: what works February is a cold month of winter and the vegetable garden does not offer much to do in the field, if we mean the cultivation work to be carried out in the open air. It may be appropriate to work the soil to prepare it for sowing in March, even if the frosts often make the digging work hard, for those who have cultivated them there may be some winter vegetables to harvest.
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How the tomato is grown

Il pomodoro è una pianta originaria del Perù, coltivata in Messico prima dai Maya e poi dagli Atzechi. Negli ultimi 200 anni è diventata uno delle più importanti colture da orto, sono state selezionate moltissime varietà da coltivare, adeguando la pianta ai più disparati climi e terreni.Si tratta di un ortaggio che non può mancare in ogni buon orto domestico, per cui eccoci qui a darvi alcuni consigli su come coltivare i pomodori.
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Whitefly or whitefly

The aleurodid or whitefly is a parasite of plants of tropical origin, with a behavior very similar to that of the aphids, of which it is a relative. In fact, these flies feed on the sap of the plants, with the production of honeydew and consequent possibility of fumaggine.The whiteflies, also called aleirodidi, are not picky and can be found on many types of vegetable and orchard plants, such as tomatoes and chillies.
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April: garden work in spring

In April there is a lot to do in the vegetable garden: spring is the time when many crops are going to full capacity, so you have to keep up with them, keeping the soil clean of weeds, irrigating as needed and protecting the young plants from possible frosts It is a very busy month for sowing and transplanting, which will lead a well-managed garden to be practically all cultivated by the end of April or at the latest in May.
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How to use compost in the garden

Among the fertilizers that can be used for the organic garden, the cheapest and most ecological is undoubtedly compost, which allows you to reuse vegetable waste both from the garden itself and from the house, after having subjected them to a process of decomposition. bringing this material is precious for amending the soil, in addition to nourishing the plants it makes the soil softer to work and more capable of retaining moisture.
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False sowing to control weeds

Doing organic farming means not using chemicals which, although they kill weeds, can also have harmful effects on humans, contaminating vegetables. The work of weeding or weeding is therefore one of the most tiring and frequent for the organic horticulturist.We explain a very interesting weeding technique, ideal for getting rid of weeds without effort, completely natural, without too much work and above all without using herbicides: false sowing.
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Grow leeks

Leek (Allium porrum) is a horticultural plant of the lily family, very interesting to grow because of its many uses in the kitchen, but also because it is harvested almost all year round. Being quite resistant to frost, it is a perfect winter vegetable, suitable for populating our land in a period when the garden is often empty.
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Ants in the garden: how to get rid of them

Ants in the vegetable garden can be really unpleasant, there are two negative effects for which we must fear and remove these insects from our crops: they steal the seeds and bring aphids on the plants. Ants also have some positive functions, which is why it would be better in an organic garden do not exterminate them but remove them.
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Accumulating rainwater with bins

A bin or tank for rainwater cannot be missing in the garden. Even if you have a connection to the water network from which to draw water for irrigation, I recommend that you still consider the idea of ​​using rain as a resource and storing water from seasonal rainfall.
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Oziorrinco: larvae in the soil

There are two beetles that have similar larvae and that can cause serious damage to the crops in our garden: oziorrinco and beetle. We have already talked about the beetle larvae, let's now go into the damage caused by the oziorrinco and possible biological defense strategy.The adult insects of this beetle lay their eggs in soils rich in decaying organic substance, for this reason they generally infest fertile and cultivated and we often find them in the compost pile.
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Microelements useful for plants

There are three main elements necessary for plant life: Phosphorus, Nitrogen and Potassium. However, these are not the only useful nutrients found in the garden soil. There are a myriad of other elements, needed to a lesser extent but still important to crops. Among these there are sulfur, calcium and magnesium which are considered macroelements, due to their fundamental presence, and other no less important microelements, such as iron, zinc and manganese which are considered microelements.
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Disinfect the garden tools

Fungal diseases and viroses are infectious, a powerful vehicle of transmission often underestimated are garden tools.For example, if you prune a diseased plant and use the same shears then on a healthy plant you are most likely passing the disease. This is true both for diseases of the orchard and for diseases of the garden.
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Treat the seeds with chamomile

For a natural vegetable garden, instead of buying products, we can often help ourselves with various self-productions, which exploiting the properties of various plant species to help crops.There are a series of decoctions and macerates that can be used in organic farming, most of them serve to defend the garden from insects, but the medicinal properties of the various plants do not stop at this: now we will discover how to use chamomile to help the seeds germinate.
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