Growing black cabbage: sowing, care and harvest time

Growing black cabbage: sowing, care and harvest time

Growing black cabbage in your own garden: We present suitable varieties and give tips and tricks from sowing, through care & fertilization, to harvest. Black cabbage is grown mainly in Tuscany. [Photo: Ruud Morijn Photographer / Shutterstock.com] The black cabbage is a special type of cabbage and is often referred to as palm kale (…

Peat Substitutes: 11 Alternatives To Peat In The Ground

Peat Substitutes: 11 Alternatives To Peat In The Ground

Almost all garden soils contain peat. We show what environmentally friendly alternatives there are to replace peat and give tips on peat-free gardening.   Peat replacement is an important issue in climate protection. We explain what properties peat has made so successful in substrates and point out good alternatives. If you are still wondering “What…

Alkaline herbs: the best herbs for alkaline cuisine

Alkaline herbs: the best herbs for alkaline cuisine

The acid-base balance in balance – how you can increase your well-being with alkaline herbs. Base-rich herbs are beneficial for the diet [Photo: Okrasiuk / Shutterstock] Anyone who deals a lot with nutrition and the choice of the right food will sooner or later come across the keyword acid-base balance. Diet guides, in particular, often…

Lolium Perenne: Why The German Ryegrass Should Not Be Missing In Any Lawn

The German ryegrass (botanical: Lolium perenne) is one of the most frequently used lawn grasses. We present everything you need to know here: From the properties to the use of Lolium perenne for lawns in the garden. The German ryegrass is contained in many lawn seed mixtures [Photo: P. Qvist / Shutterstock.com] The German ryegrass…

Tomatoes Protect From Disease

Tomatoes Protect From Disease

Tomato plants should not be missing in any garden. Diseases can spoil the harvest. With these tips, nothing stands in the way of a successful harvest. Gray mold infects the tomato tissue and causes it to decompose [Photo: AJCespedes / Shutterstock.com] Many gardeners believe that tomato disease can only be avoided by using the chemical…

Codling moth: Recognize and successfully combat damage

Codling moth: Recognize and successfully combat damage

The proverbial worm in apples is one of the most common apple pests. But thanks to various strategies for combating codling moth, you are not powerless against it. Apples infected with codling moths can quickly spoil the mood of hobby gardeners [Photo: ChWeiss / Shutterstock.com] From the beginning of spring, the codling moth (Cydia pomonella…

Raised bed planting: crop rotation and pest-repelling plants

Raised bed planting: crop rotation and pest-repelling plants

If you plant your raised bed with the same family of plants, problems can arise. Here's how to avoid that. Correct crop rotation is particularly important in raised beds. [Photo: Gardens by Design / Shutterstock.com] Everyone has their favorite vegetables and tends to grow again this year after year. In small gardens where there is…