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How to convert dry leaves into compost or mulch for gardens?

  Coordinator Prohuerta AMBA - Delta, belonging to the Ministry of Social Development of the Nation - INTA, tells the secrets to achieve this use.   Autumn is the ideal season to make these recipes The coordinator stated that "a good use of the dry leaves can be used as a soil cover".   And he assured: “After working the land for the autumn-winter sowing, it is important to cover the newly tilled soil;   you should never leave the land unprotected as rain can damage bare soil ”. “For this it is advisable to cover it with organic matter (“ mulch ”).   The dry leaves of autumn are a good alternative: they allow to cover the ground, let the rain pass and in a couple of months they degrade.   You can sow it and then cover it, it doesn't do anything to newly emerged plants ”, Pescio details. Another possible use of dried leaves is to improve the compost: “Compost is a fundamental element to achieve a healthy soil full of nutrients.   Generally the most common residues are thos

Six species to grow in your garden now and harvest in winter

  Autumn is already among us and it comes with a warning: it is time to get to work in the garden if we want to have vegetables on hand during the cold months.   With temperatures still pleasant to work outdoors, we tell you what five species you can grow from now on and harvest in winter. Chard   :    Beta vulgaris 'Cicla'.   -In the garden, chard is an easy crop with a staggered harvest.   Furthermore, it is the most yielding vegetable because its leaves and stalks are consumed. Sowing:    directly in the place where it is going to grow until its harvest, in line, with subsequent thinning.   If it is going to be sown in seedlings, it is necessary to separate the seedlings carefully and peel them (remove the plants from the seedbed to take them to a larger container).   On the ground, they are thinned, that is, some small plants are picked when they have two pairs of new leaves so that there is more space, and those that were removed can be consumed as a sprout in a salad. Req

Make your own ecological insecticide to combat garden pests

  All of these products are cheap and very easy to make.   The good news is that most of the ingredients you need to make an ecological insecticide are in your kitchen (or at the herbalist). There are various plants such as nettle, garlic, onion, horsetail or lavender, from which we can extract a plant component that works as an ecological pesticide and thus protect our garden from unwanted tenants. Garlic:   With 4 or 5 cloves of garlic crushed in a liter of water, resting 24 hours, and then boiled, you get an insecticide that drives away mites, aphids, ants and prevents the appearance of fungi.   If you also want to finish with the worms, put about five garlic cloves with 500 cc of alcohol and another 500 cc of water in a blender.   Another very useful ecological insecticide where garlic is the protagonist is the one that includes crushed garlic –about 90 grams-, two tablespoons of oil, water and a tablespoon of powdered white soap.   After letting the garlic and oil marinate for 24

8 mainly uses of ash for vegetable garden

  If you have wood heating, or a fireplace, in the cold months you will have to clean ash frequently.   In no time, you'll be accumulating a couple of cubes of ash a week A village woman collects ash from a fire in a dustpan to use as fertilizer in vegetable garden - depositphotos . What to do with all that ash? Let's try to put this gray, dusty by-product to good use. The ashes and pieces of charcoal are full of minerals.   In addition, its natural alkalinity and slightly abrasive texture mean that   wood ash has many uses in the home   , garden or orchard. It is important to note that this list assumes that you are burning clean wood and not chemically treated wood, such as painted. Hardwoods tend to have more nutrients than softer woods such as pine, but softwoods produce softer ash than hardwoods. Coals can stay hot for days.   Make sure the wood ash is completely cool before using it in your home. A good starter tip: wear gloves when working with wood ash.   Uses of wood a

9 uses of baking soda in the garden

  Baking soda is the classic pantry staple in any home, a great   household multipurpose   .   But, did you know that it can also help you in your garden or garden? Uses of baking soda in the garden. We review all the uses of bicarbonate for orchard and garden that we have compiled: Keep pests away.   Sprinkle baking soda on the soil with a flour sieve to keep ants, roaches, and slugs out of your garden.   (Be sure to avoid plants!) It's a surefire way to keep beneficial insects around and say goodbye to the ones you're tired of seeing. Eliminate the crab grass.   Crabgrass can take over your lawn and continue to grow from spring through fall.   Did you know that you have a defense for this enemy in your pantry?   First, wet the crabgrass area with a watering can.   Next, sprinkle the area with baking soda.   Make sure to avoid the surrounding grass.   In a few days, this herb will be history. Prevent fungal diseases   .   Nothing can be more frustrating on a beautiful plant th

15 Uses of vinegar for gardening

Image: -   Depositphotos   From cleaning pots and garden tools to catching fruit flies, these and many others are some of the ways that household vinegar can work wonders in your garden or garden. Herbicide. Clean the clay pots. Preserve fresh cut flowers. Ant repellent. Helps germinate tough seeds. Keep fruit flies away. Clean rusty garden tools. Keep unwanted animals away. Increases the acidity of the soil. Clean and disinfect outdoor furniture. Eliminate snails and slugs. Eliminate weeds from the pavement. Remove water lines from old vases. Remove berry stains from hands. Clean and wash fresh vegetables. Uses of vinegar in gardening. Herbicide. One of the most common uses for   homemade vinegar   is as a 100% natural herbicide.   Care must be taken when spraying it around certain plants as it can be harmful to some, but when used on weeds they will disappear in two to three days.   Mix 4 liters of white vinegar, a cup of salt and a couple of tablespoons of dish soap and to work. Cle