Variety Of VarietiesGrape Varieties

Isabella grapes: origin, cultivation & harvest

The deep blue Isabella grape impresses with its characteristic wild berry taste. The variety is ideally suited for the production of rosé wine as well as table grapes.Isabella grapes ready for harvest [Photo: Zhukov Oleg / Shutterstock.com]The robust and disease-resistant Isabella grape impresses with its wild berry aroma and the wide range of processing options. Here we show where the old grape variety comes from and how you cultivate the Isabella grape in your own garden.contentsIsabella gr...

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Gardening TipsOrnamental Plants

Maintain, overwinter & reproduce elephant ears

Although the elephant's ear looks really impressive with its huge green leaves, caring for the tropical plant is not that difficult.The leaves of the Alocasia macrorrhyzos are so big you could use them as an umbrella [Photo: SURKED / Shutterstock.com]When a few principles are heeded, it thrives Elephant ear (Alocasia macrorrhyzos) splendid. There are also tips for successful wintering and reproduction of the giant tropical arrow leaf.contentsMaintain elephant earWater, fertilize and cutRepot ...

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Plant ProtectionGardening Tips

Which vegetables do not like snails?

Snails like to attack our beds, but they don't like everything. They avoid some vegetables and can even protect other plants.Snails do not like some vegetables [Photo: Marija Stepanovic / Shutterstock.com]As soon as the first seedlings sprout, every gardener is filled with pride. At the same time, you get a queasy feeling because the tender young plants are susceptible to pests. Snails in the bed are often a major source of horror. Because they like to eat tender plants. It is primarily nudib...

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Gardening TipsOrnamental Plants

Elephant ear: plants, location & varieties

The elephant ear plant forms leaves with an area of ​​up to one square meter. This is a considerable size, especially for indoor plants.The elephant ear inhabits tropical rainforests in nature [Photo: Evgenia Bolyukh / Shutterstock.com]Where did the name of the elephant ear (Alocasia macrorrhyzos) comes, can be seen at first glance. Such an imposing plant takes up a lot of space in the room. Here we show you what else you should pay attention to when planting and where to place it.contentsEle...

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Gardening TipsGardening Practice

What do plants do in winter?

In the white season it can get quite cold in our latitudes. How do plants survive in winter and how do they photosynthesize in the cold months?In winter, plants seem to be dormant [Photo: Dudarev Mikhail / Shutterstock.com]Animals grow a thick coat in winter, feed on an insulating layer of fat in summer and autumn, fall frozen in winter or go into hibernation. We humans put on warming clothes, drink tea or try to keep ourselves warm in other ways. After all, we are living beings of the same t...

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Animals In The Garden

What do sparrows prefer to eat in summer / winter?

table of contentsCharacteristicsLining for the summerForage for the winterProduction of our own winter fat feedFeeding optionsfrequently asked QuestionsWith its brown plumage, the sparrow does not stand out in terms of color, but it is one of the most famous native wild birds. You can find out here which food the sparrows, which live in Germany all year round, eat.In a nutshellfeed mainly plant-based foodThe natural garden offers a wide range of foodAll year round feeding recommended by exper...

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Gardening TipsGardening Practice

Prick: Briefly & simply explained

The term pricking may not be familiar to every hobby gardener. This is a work step that is carried out less or more often, depending on the plant.Tomatoes are one of the plants that are commonly pricked out [Photo: Viktor Sergeevich / Shutterstock.com]Pricking comes from the French “piquer” and means “to stab”, which describes the activity carried out quite well. When a lot has been sown, the plants are getting bigger and are slowly getting too close together, then it is time to prick out. Le...

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Gardening TipsVegetable Advisor

Chicory: expert tips on cultivation, care and harvest

The bitter winter salad is extremely healthy. Here you can find out what to consider when growing and harvesting chicory.The slightly bitter note of chicory makes it unmistakable in terms of taste [Photo: pilipphoto / Shutterstock.com]If you want to grow chicory yourself, you need a little patience. Because the delicious bud is not already formed in the vegetable patch, but only after the roots have been harvested in autumn and then sprouted again in the dark. Find out below how this works an...

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Garden MaintenancePestsGarden Pests

Fighting the cabbage white caterpillar: 4 home remedies

table of contentsRecognize cabbage white caterpillarCombat with home remediesCheck and collectTomato extractTansy brothStone mealPreventfrequently asked QuestionsThe cabbage white butterfly can do a lot of damage to cabbage plants in particular in the vegetable garden. How to get rid of it quickly and effectively is in this article. How to combat the cabbage white butterfly.In a nutshellthere are two species of cabbage white butterflyboth are pests on cabbage plantsthere are few effective hom...

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Garden MaintenancePestsGarden Pests

Raised bed: small worms in the salad: what to do?

table of contentsAppearanceDamagecausesCombatLoosen dry soilNatural predators ice netsPotato trapChoose good planting partnersPreventive measuresfrequently asked QuestionsSmall worms only several millimeters long are a common damage pattern when rearing lettuce in a raised bed. The most effective methods of treating wireworm infestations are summarized below.In a nutshellWireworms are the larvae of the click beetlespread mainly via the substratemainly eat the roots of plants of almost every s...

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