In the summer use is usually given to this area of the home is the rest and especially to get morenitas with the rays of the sun. But there is also room for our species, because the flowers give an original image of our terrace, and even we can grow our crops in pots or containers that are conducive to growth.
For our vegetables are developing normally, it is essential to have the sun necessary for growth and a rich substrate. In addition to these important factors, worth pointing out that from time to time is crucial that they be paid the crops, and more in summer, as they may wither by excessive heat.
The crops suitable for the balcony
One must know how to combine the typical flowers that adorn our balcony in summer, such as geraniums with crops. The most successful crops to be inseparable companions of our species, can tomatoes, lettuce and peas, which grow to perfection in a container suitable to their conditions. They are foods that help to make proper meals for this time of year.
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To keep plants in top condition, we have to take care of your watering frequency. Water is important for proper development and soil to absorb nutrients. But they need the water does not mean that the more you irrigate, rather the contrary.
Depending on a kind or another, the frequency will vary irrigation. So will a function of time when we meet. Overall, we could divide plants into three types according to their frequency and intensity of irrigation:
Abundant irrigation: The irrigation frequency ranges from three to six times a day in summer and once in winter. This group would include flowering plants, buds or flowers present very large. To find suitable irrigation frequency, it is best to touch the top of the ground and check that is not dry. If not, we should water them thoroughly without fear encharcarlas. If released plenty of water for the lower holes and fill the plate on which sits the pot, you should empty as it can get to rot.
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A relaxing time with family is what most of us usually crave after a long and stressful day. And when we speak of complete relaxation, nothing is as close to the outdoor space on the staff that gives us privacy, satisfaction and comfort we all want. In the maximization process of relaxation and comfort to the backyard or patio offers is essential that you have to do with what is really pleasing to the eye and to stay.
Gardens and the outdoor environment other great influence on the appearance of a house. Gardens, whether small or large, but when combined with beautiful garden furniture for insurance than twice the beauty of the house with its elegance.
Change from time to time, even a little, the deco garden can be a good idea. Renewal, new accessories, creative ideas and different, and why not recycle what we already have at home.
We bring some ideas that we hope you enjoy and make happy. The first is to put a different touch to the lighting and a simple way. You just need to buy two wire baskets, when these are covered in plastic better as better withstand the elements. Place the bulb in the center and joins the baskets. That’s it, a twist, ideal for outdoors and also a few euros. Read the rest of this entry »
If you have not started your garden, or maybe you just moved and have the ability to put together, today we want to provide some data that could be useful when we want to start a garden and caring for plants.
The main thing is to start clearing the land of any weed or plant that does not want to remove the many roots that you do not want to grow some. If you notice that the land is in good condition, we recommend that you aprovisiones new ground, it is important that you go to plant plants that have a good ground.
Before visiting the nursery is desirable that you consider some features of your garden, such as schedule which gives the sun, if you have a nearby tree or other plant (if you know which plant is Take him a picture and bring it the nursery), which have space available and if the soil has good drainage. This data is of utmost importance when choosing the right plants. Read the rest of this entry »
Gardening is a fantastic hobby because it really saves you so much money on fresh produce. The fruit,vegetables and herbs that you grow in your backyard make for a significantly reduced bill at the grocery store. But the other great thing about an abundance of fresh food is that you can make a ton of things that freeze well, keeping your food costs down all winter long.
Tomato Sauce. Use all of those tomatoes for delicious red sauce that everyone else at the supermarket has to spend a few dollars per jar on. You can play around with the spices and herbs that you add to find your unique recipe. Then use it for months in things like lasagna, spaghetti, homemade pizzas and meatball sandwiches.
Pesto. Pesto is so delicious and it also happens to be one of the easiest sauces to make. You can make use of the basil, parsley and garlic from your garden along with some olive oil and pine nuts. It freezes easily and makes a pasta dinner that’s a nice change from the typical red sauce.
French Fries. Slicing up some of your potatoes and spending an afternoon preparing a few batches of fries will pay dividends for quite a while – they’ll cool quickly and you can put them into the freezer and reheat for easy dinner sides for months to come.
Soups, Stews and Chili.Last but not least, using some of those veggies to make some tasty soups and stews will make for great meals throughout the cold months. You can divvy them up into small plastic bags so that you have individual portions all ready, making mealtime run a lot more smoothly.
Anne Perkins is a freelance writer focused on how to live large on a little living. She writes financial savings tips for the cash advance company, QuickQuid, and enjoys taking any idea and making it easier or cheaper to complete.
Nothing beats the taste of organic, garden-fresh tomatoes. Go to any Farmer’s Market and talk to the vendors and they will pride themselves on their produce free from pesticides. But are their vegetables truly free from contaminates? Tap water contains a number of pollutants, yet is rarely considered as a threat.
This article is not arguing that an uprising from “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” will spawn from your garden. But remember, we are what we eat, and isn’t it a gardener’s passionate duty to ensure the best quality produce possible? Installing a reverse osmosis water system is a smart defensive plan in protecting the quality and integrity of your produce. Read on to learn more.
Are there Contaminates in my Salad?
Every year, over 19 million reports of people becoming ill from drinking their tap water are recorded. Some of these illnesses have resulted from contaminates like arsenic, fluoride and pharmaceuticals. In some more extreme cases, a carcinogenic known to cause several types of cancer has been found in tap water across the nation. Having a reverse osmosis system will safeguard your water supply from such potential threats. Here’s how it works: when household water pressure forces the tap water through a semi-permeable membrane, it removes dissolved inorganic solids (including salt) from the water. The leftover contaminates are flushed down the drain out of harm’s way. So what will adding a reverse osmosis system do for your garden? Remember, high levels of minerals in water cause nutrient lockout. Furthermore, calcium (which is found in hard water) locks out phosphorus. In addition, you will get a more accurate ppm reading if you start with reverse osmosis water and then add your nutrients.
Yet Another Threat in the Garden
Hard water is another entity that will significantly cripple your garden. There are many water softening systems to choose from, and implementing one into your home’s water supply will pay back in a barrage of benefits. As previously stated, calcium runs rampant in hard water, and causes nutrient lockout. Softening the water will ensure that your plants are getting all the nutrients intended, but sodium is also not good for plants. Many gardeners utilize reverse osmosis to eliminate the damaging effects of hard water. However the effects of hard water don’t just begin and end in your garden. Calcium also causes buildup in plumbing and causes pipes to clog. When this happens, often the only fix is to have the pipes replaced. This is a very expensive repair and can easily be avoided by softening the water. Hard water also harms your appliances and fixtures, such as the washing machine, sprinkler system, dishwasher and hot tub. It also damages hoses. But there’s more: hard water also runs up your utility bill. For example, when hard water is present, water heaters run up to 30% less efficiently. Also, hard water interferes with your detergent’s ability to give your clothing a thorough cleaning. Soap deposits and dirt get caught in between fibers. Not only do your clothes come out of the wash “less than perfect”, this causes fabric stiffening which shortens the life of your wardrobe.
For Your Consideration
Reverse osmosis water combined with a water softening system will not only insure the integrity of your garden, but it will produce healthier plants. There are also a number of other benefits in utilizing these systems. When you undertake your next home improvement project, consider making these upgrades a part of it. Not only will you have a better home and garden, but also you will be cushioning your home with a great insurance policy that guarantees your house and its inhabitants are exposed only to pure, clean water.
This article is from US Water Systems, the county’s leading provider of water treatment solutions for both home and residential.
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