Gardening advice & tips

Quinces: tips for harvesting and processing

2022-10-04 0

Quinces are not only very healthy, but also very tasty. Here are tips for harvesting and processing the yellow all-rounders. Quince (Cydonia oblonga) is one of the oldest cultivated fruits. The Babylonians cultivated this fruit […]

Some bees visit a lavender plant
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Cutting lavender: This is how to do it correctly

2022-10-03 0

If you want lavender to grow compactly and bloom abundantly even after several years, you need to prune it regularly. Here’s how to do it. Lavender originates from the western Mediterranean and is grown agriculturally […]

Jerusalem artichoke in a bowl
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How to harvest Jerusalem artichoke

2022-09-30 0

Jerusalem artichoke is popular as a “functional food” and healthy, high-fiber potato substitute. When it comes to growing vegetables, however, the question arises: when and how should you harvest Jerusalem artichokes? Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), […]

ripening cherry tomatoes
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Is wintering tomatoes useful or not?

2022-09-29 0

Is it possible to overwinter tomato plants? Here is an explanation of whether and under what conditions it makes sense to overwinter these heat-loving plants. Can tomatoes be overwintered? The answer to this question is: […]

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Aerate: How to get oxygen into the lawn

2022-09-21 0

For a lawn to grow nice and thick and be lush green, you have to aerate it occasionally. So-called aerification loosens the soil, more oxygen reaches the roots and the lawn grasses thrive better. Here’s […]

Horse manure is a great fertilizer for the garden
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Horse manure as fertilizer for the garden

2022-09-20 0

Horse manure is considered an excellent fertilizer for roses and fruit trees. However, before using it in the vegetable garden, it must be properly prepared. If you are lucky enough to live near a horse […]

parsely in winter
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Frost-hardy garden herbs for the winter

2022-09-19 0

Whether sage, rosemary or basil: these frost-hardy garden herbs provide aromatic seasoning for the kitchen even in the cold season. Those who rely on frost-hardy garden herbs do not have to do without fresh herbs […]

Windfall apples under a tree
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Windfall fruit: Pick it up or leave it?

2022-09-13 0

If you pick up fallen fruit, you should dispose of it. The reason is that most fallen fruit is infested with pests. If you leave it lying around, you will attract even more and larger […]

vines on an espalier
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How to properly espalier and prune vines

2022-09-05 0

A vine looks good in any garden, even if the climate is not ideal. If you prune the climbing shrubs correctly, you can still get a good harvest. Grapevines are becoming increasingly popular as garden […]