This is why the strawberry is a nut

2021-06-30 0

Juicy red, aromatically sweet and full of vitamin C: These are strawberries (Fragaria). Already the ancient Greeks chose them as the “queens of fruits”. What many do not know, however: In reality, the strawberry itself […]

Gardening advice & tips

Tips about mulching

2021-06-29 0

A thick cover of mulch protects the soil, prevents weeds from growing and provides food for beneficial creatures in the soil. If you know the properties of the different materials, you can use them in […]

Cassava fruits
Green Living

Cassava: The tropical potato

2021-06-28 0

The cassava, with botanical name Manihot esculenta, is a useful plant from the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae) and has been in cultivation for thousands of years. Cassava originated in Brazil, but arrived in Guinea aboard Portuguese […]

Making nettle swill
Do it yourself

How to prepare liquid nettle manure

2021-06-25 0

Swill made from plants acts as a natural tonic in the ornamental and vegetable garden and is very popular among hobby gardeners, as it is very easy to make yourself. One of the best-known is […]

Frozen strawberries
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How to freeze strawberries

2021-06-24 0

Strawberries are popular with adults and children. They are an integral part of the summer kitchen and refine sweet dishes as well as savory. You can use fresh berries in cakes, desserts, juices and sauces, […]

A rose with flowers
Gardening advice & tips

Planting roses: 3 tricks for good growth

2021-06-23 0

Roses are available bare-root in the fall and spring, and can be purchased and planted as container roses throughout the gardening season. Bare-root roses are less expensive, but have a short planting time. The variety […]

Green asparagus
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How to freeze green asparagus

2021-06-22 0

Whether freshly harvested from the garden or bought from the weekly market: You can’t get enough of green asparagus (Asparagus officinalis). It not only tastes spicier and more aromatic than the white asparagus. Green asparagus […]

Stemless gentian (Gentiana acaulis)
Gentian family

Stemless gentian – info, planting, care and tips

2021-06-21 0

With this flower you bring an alpine character into your rockery or planter. This is how you plant and care for the stemless gentian properly. Profile of stemless gentian: Scientific name: Gentiana acaulis Plant family: […]

An allotment garden
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Save money with an allotment garden

2021-06-17 0

The city dweller’s oasis is the allotment garden, and not just because an allotment garden saves money. With skyrocketing real estate prices, it has become almost impossible to afford the luxury of a home garden […]