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The vertical vegetable garden from recycled plastic
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The vertical vegetable garden from recycled plastic

To produce a kilogram of PET plastic, the equivalent of 25 bottles, 2 kilograms of oil and 17.5 liters of water are needed. The industrial process involves a large expenditure of water, many CO2 emissions and problems in disposal. Then if we think about the use we make of plastic bottles, the result is sadly ironic: to contain 37.

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Soil for the garden

The fertility of the soil depends on physical (structure), chemical (supply of nutritional elements for plants) and biological (activity of useful organisms). Is the soil you use in your garden fertile enough? The use of natural fertilizers is essential to ensure the health and productivity of our garden.
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How to irrigate a vegetable garden

The best way to irrigate a vegetable garden is to use a drip irrigation system. It is a system that fights waste, is easy to install and allows you to supply water to the plants directly to the roots, thus preventing the evaporation of water.In addition, drip irrigation systems can enjoy a timer system so as to plan when and how much water will have to irrigate your plants, in this way the only maintenance to do to the garden will be that inherent to weeds.
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How to water plants while saving money

Those who grow plants on the terrace or in the garden know well how much water this practice takes away, especially in summer. In compliance with the needs of the plant, it is possible to save water by following simple rules and adopting new habits. Here is a simple to understand and easy to implement handbook to save water and irrigate the plants normally: concentrate the supply at the base of the plant without dispersing the water in the pot or in the ground.
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When to water the plants

It sounds very simple but one of the most frequently asked questions by gardeners is "when to water the plants?". The guidelines of any book would say to water the plants once a week. Unfortunately, those guidelines generalize too much and do not consider that indoor plants vary in the need for water both for the quality and the size of the plant itself.
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Lawnmower, which one to choose

Periodically you can call a gardener, or you can buy a lawnmower and go through this procedure yourself. For the turf, cutting is one of the most important jobs. The lawnmower serves to keep the height of the grass low but also to improve its aesthetic appearance. In case you need to replace your old lawn mower or buy a new one, we will give you some advice on which lawn mower to choose.
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How to get rid of parasites naturally

Eliminating pests from your garden doesn't necessarily mean using chemicals. The use of chemical pesticides is strictly not recommended, especially if children play in the garden. There are natural pesticides that are safer for human health and that of the environment.
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How to make compost

Organic waste such as food, fruit and vegetable waste, cut plants, foliage, lawn mowing, weeds, wood chips, etc. are all materials that can be recycled directly in the garden or in the vegetable garden with the practice of compost.Organic waste is a precious material that instead of unnecessarily burdening the transport of garbage and landfills, can be advantageously transformed into humus to fertilize the soil in natural way.
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July jobs in the garden

July offers a great variety of flavors and colors in the vegetable garden According to the horticultural calendar, July is the month in which you have to collect the seeds of many vegetables: peas, broad beans, watercress, chicory, parsley, onions, lettuce, celery, beans, forties, spinach, serfoglio, sorrel, cabbage, cabbage, radishes, radish.
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Tiger Mosquito, how to remove it

Remember when mosquitoes bite only at night, leaving us the whole day free? In those good times, the tiger mosquito, originally from South East Asia, had not yet arrived. The tiger mosquito, common name of Aedes albopictus, arrived in Italy in the mid-90s. It managed to adapt and develop rapidly and today it infests our gardens during the day, in fact, the tiger mosquito, unlike the common mosquito, bites during the day, from morning until sunset and not after dusk like the Culex pipiens. (common mosquito).
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Peach, fruit tree

If you are thinking of growing a fruit tree in your garden, peach tree might be for you, especially if you have limited space. The peach tree is a small fruit tree. The peach tree is usually 4-5 meters high. It has sparse, spread branches, first green and then reddish. The leaves are serrated and the flowers are gorgeous.
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How to multiply rhododendrons and azaleas

Better by offshoot than by cuttings The species of the genus Rhododendron, which also includes azaleas, multiply preferably by offshoot rather than by cuttings, because it is an easier method, which allows you to quickly obtain adult plants and which can be performed in any time of year, including summer.
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How to make a plant from a cob

With the corn almost ready to harvest in the fields, here's a simple idea to come up with a new green motif suitable for the home without going to the florist. All you need is a nice ripe corn on the cob, a pot and a bit of earth. If possible, take a trip to the countryside and get yourself a nice ripe corn on the cob (get along with the farmer!
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EcoFeed, liquid fertilizer

EcoFeed is a fertilization system that uses natural materials for the production of a liquid fertilizer. It is a product made from compost and has been called "compost tea", literally compost tea. This liquid works like a classic fertilizer: it helps plant growth and counteracts the onset of diseases.
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Grow a vegetable garden, Save the World

You go to the vegetable counter, choose a package and go to the cashier. Wait a minute, but where do the fruits and vegetables you buy at the supermarket come from? No, we are not asking you if they are organic products but only who collects them and their origin. While the cultivation procedures are dubious - massive use of pesticides, hormones ... -, there are as many doubts about company policies: many industries, although active in Italy, prefer foreign labor, even speaking of modern slavery.
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The vertical vegetable garden from recycled plastic

To produce a kilogram of PET plastic, the equivalent of 25 bottles, 2 kilograms of oil and 17.5 liters of water are needed. The industrial process involves a large expenditure of water, many CO2 emissions and problems in disposal. Then if we think about the use we make of plastic bottles, the result is sadly ironic: to contain 37.
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Natural remedies for plant diseases

There are viable alternatives to purchased insecticides against plant pests. These are recipes that can be prepared at home with natural plant elements and products, almost all of which are readily available in the pantry and surroundings. These chemical preparations (because in any case we are talking about chemistry, even if we are talking about vegetable macerates) are ideal for the biological care of potted plants against most parasitic infestations caused by aphids, lice, spider mites and others.
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Vegetable garden on the terrace

Those who do not have a cultivable garden can always point to the terrace to set up their vegetable garden. Growing a vegetable garden on the terrace is as easy as doing it in the garden. Of course we have to take into account some characteristics but once this is done nothing can stop the ecological hunger of our green thumb!
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