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Detailed description of the rapunzel tomato variety
Detailed description of the rapunzel tomato variety

Gardeners who love novelties in their business should be familiar with the name of the Rapunzel tomatoes. This variety was bred quite recently and is practically not widespread in our country, many have heard of it, but few have seen it with their own eyes. Below is a detailed description of this hybrid tomato. Description of the Rapunzel tomato variety The Rapunzel tomato hybrid was bred by American breeders of the Flora-Nova company in 2015, but has not yet received mass distribution in Europe and Asia.

How to make sun-dried tomatoes at home: 17 best recipes
How to make sun-dried tomatoes at home: 17 best recipes

Any hostess wants to surprise guests with an original dish that will be remembered. Such a highlight is the Italian recipe - sun-dried tomatoes. The rich spicy taste of the delicacy can delight in winter. This will take a little time and patience. So, we make sun-dried tomatoes at home!

Kentrantus
Kentrantus

An unusual plant kentrantus has an average height and showy inflorescences. It is widely used in landscape design, and is also often used when creating flower beds. Kentrantus is a member of the Valerian subfamily, which is why people often call it "red valerian".

Growing a Triple Crown Blackberry (Triple Crown) correctly
Growing a Triple Crown Blackberry (Triple Crown) correctly

The unique dessert taste of this blackberry more than compensates for such subtlety as the average yield. Ladies and gentlemen, get acquainted: the magnificent and unique blackberry Triple Crown. Description of the variety The Triple Crown variety is medium late - the fruits ripen en masse by the end of July - early August. The plant forms a large, very powerful bush with semi-creeping shoots that are directed either to the sides or up.

Spring planting of raspberries with different breeding methods
Spring planting of raspberries with different breeding methods

It would seem that raspberries are a good old shrub, grown by our grandmothers, and all the secrets and subtleties of caring for this berry have long been known. But for some reason, for some gardeners, the branches bend under the load of berries, while for others, it’s just one, two, and it’s gone. And it's not just the varieties, bad soil and disgusting weather.

Azimina
Azimina

Asimina, or pau-pau, is a flowering plant from the Annonov family. There are about 8 species of this plant. The pawpaw has several other names, such as banana tree and American papaya. In gardens, three-bladed azimine or triloba azimine are most often grown. In addition to fruits that are not ordinary in taste and appearance, azimine is grown because of its medicinal properties.

 Melon Cantaloupe and other cold-resistant varieties for northern melon
Melon Cantaloupe and other cold-resistant varieties for northern melon

There are many melon varieties in the world for a wide variety of conditions, here and the Cantaloupe melon, which perfectly tolerates the humid cool summer of Europe, and the Chardzhou melon, on the contrary, loving dry heat. For each courtyard, there is the most suitable candidate, you just need to take a closer look at the assortment.

How to disinfect, germinate and sow pepper seeds
How to disinfect, germinate and sow pepper seeds

Garden plants Published: Last edits: Hello, dear friends - summer residents and gardeners! Today I want to acquaint you with a convenient and effective way to prepare pepper seeds for sowing for seedlings, namely with their preliminary germination and directly with the sowing of the germinated seeds in the soil for growing seedlings without picking.

How to set up a beautiful flower garden in front of the house in the country: 5 options for every taste
How to set up a beautiful flower garden in front of the house in the country: 5 options for every taste

For most of our fellow citizens, the suburban area has ceased to be a means of survival. Indeed, the same vegetables are much easier to buy at the nearest supermarket. The dacha is increasingly being used as a vacation spot. After office work, you really want to arrange a holiday for yourself, finding yourself in the world of landscape delights, beautiful plants and fragrant flowers!

 Nolina, or bokarney - the dream of a minimalist dreamer
Nolina, or bokarney - the dream of a minimalist dreamer

Nolina, bokarnea - these words sound like a song, a kind of rhythmic and melodic Mexican tune. And the plant that was awarded these names is just as plastic, at the same time unhurried and at the same time incendiary in a southern way. The trunk of the bokarnea grows slowly, and the disheveled hair, which is not found in any palm tree, turns violently green.

Home seed stratification
Home seed stratification

Every gardener or gardener dreams of fast and healthy sprouting of the plants he grows.In order for all the seeds to sprout together and in time, it is necessary to "deceive" them a little: to create conditions for seeds that will imitate natural ones. What is seed stratification? The process of simulating natural winter conditions for seeds in order to speed up their germination and improve germination is called stratification.

Agrotechnics of forget-me-nots
Agrotechnics of forget-me-nots

Read the previous part. ← Types of forget-me-nots, cultivation features Growing annual forget-me-nots with seedlings But if everything is simple with perennials, then annuals force you to strain. For example, simple sowing of seeds in the ground is not suitable here. In order to get good, strong plants, you will have to grow seedlings first.

Mealybug
Mealybug

Mealybugs (Pseudococcidae) are hemiptera insects that are among the main pests of garden and indoor plants. Many crops, including cacti, can suffer from them. There are over 2,000 species of scale insects in the world. Other names for the insect are "felt" or "false pillow", as well as "hairy louse".

Top dressing of onions: mineral and organic fertilizers for onions
Top dressing of onions: mineral and organic fertilizers for onions

Onions have long been considered an unpretentious culture, but even it needs various feeding. It would be ideal to take care of future onion beds in the fall and add cow dung or bird droppings, compost or humus to the soil in advance. But if this did not work out, then fertilizers with minerals or based on organic matter, as well as mixed feeding, will come to the rescue.

The first pike
The first pike

Fishing Tales I fished on a forest lake in Karelia. From the steep cliff on which I sat, to the water - four meters. It was shallow, so from above I could clearly see a flock of pretty decent perch darting among the grass. I, of course, was not at all averse to fishing them all out, but they were in no hurry to get hooked.

5 facts about birch that you should know before planting it on the site
5 facts about birch that you should know before planting it on the site

According to popular belief, it is not recommended to plant a birch near the house, therefore, a white-trunk tree can rarely be seen as an element of landscape design in the local area. The not-so-good reputation of the tree is associated not only with superstition and prejudice, but also with quite objective reasons.

 Herbal pillow: for good dreams and headaches
Herbal pillow: for good dreams and headaches

For a long time, plant materials have been used to fill pillows. The scent of summer herbs promotes good sleep, health promotion, restoration of lost strength and uplifting mood. It is not difficult to make such a pillow yourself. And in order for it not only to become a decoration of a sleeping place, but also to have a healing effect, it is necessary to collect and dry the plants correctly with your hands.

Knifofia
Knifofia

Kniphofia (Kniphofia) or kniphofia is a perennial herb, belongs to the genus of the subfamily Asphodelovs and has signs of the Xantorreev family. This original exotic can be found in natural conditions on the territory of South and East Africa, where flower plantings are able to climb even on a hill.

 Installation of lathing for metal tiles
Installation of lathing for metal tiles

Metal roofing is a popular type of roofing, which is a profiled sheet made of steel, aluminum or copper. Thanks to the zinc coating and polymer protection, the metal tile is a durable material resistant to adverse environmental conditions. In order for the roofing to please for many years with its qualities and appearance, it is worth taking seriously all aspects of its installation, first of all, to the arrangement of the lathing - the basis for the roofing.

 Raspberry wine according to proven recipes
Raspberry wine according to proven recipes

Why is raspberry wine not as popular as grape wine? It's all about its sweet, even sugary taste and high strength. Not everyone likes such sweet strong wines, reminiscent of liqueurs, so sometimes raspberries are mixed with other berries - the taste of such homemade wine turns out to be lighter and more harmonious.