Best tips on crops and plants

By gradually gathering tips and tricks, we have accumulated a large number of them. We refer to tips on how to care for some crops , tips for the vegetable garden, for the garden, and ultimately to help you with the plants. Here we show you our 99 tips. Shall we start?



  1. When cooking we will have very sudden changes in temperature. In the kitchen, always tolerant plants with temperatures.
  2. In winter, some indoor plants can suffer from cold drafts. Be careful when ventilating the house!
  3. It’s great to see waste being composted. One tip, control the temperature to improve its quality.
  4. Indoor plants need light but not very strong. Orient them to the East or West so that they receive softer radiation.
  5. Only fleshy plants and cacti will withstand direct exposure. They need it to flourish.
  6. The best time to transplant houseplants is spring. They come out of winter lethargy and begin their vegetative activity.
  7. The dust plugs the stomata of the leaves of our plants. Since it doesn’t rain at home, they need you to clean them from time to time.
  8. In the movies plants appear on the lintel of the fireplace. They are all lies. They can’t stand such heat. Better put them when there is no fire.
  9. 1 L of water, 2 tablespoons of alcohol 96, 1 ​​tablespoon of flake soap. Remedy for aphids on indoor or garden plants.
  10. Build bird nests in the garden. Put seeds to attract them. You will help your little ecosystem and enjoy their songs.
  11. Cacti prefer small containers for their growth. In large containers, root rots may appear.
  12. From year to year, it is advisable to aerate the caked substrate of pots and planters with a fork or a simple fork.
  13. In winter, do not wet the leaves when watering garden plants. They can get burned if the water freezes.
  14. If you have decided to spray any of your trees or garden plants, always remember to do it downwind if you don’t want to spray yourself!
  15. If you have a cat, put a low pot with the herb Dactylis glomerata. It is your favorite to purge and will leave the other plants alone.
  16. Use black peat on gravel to maintain good fertility and pH in your pond. The water lilies and other plants will appreciate it
  17. If you have seedbeds, for proper germination NEVER water jet. A shower head with an artichoke is the best.
  18. In February, start with some biological algaecide treatment for your pond as a preventive measure. Life in the pond yes, but without algae.
  19. Seedbeds in winter with gloomy days. Install a cold-light energy-saving bulb of more than 15W during “daylight hours”.
  20. If you plant grass, do it on a totally calm day. The wind can carry half of the seeds due to their small size.
  21. Put a bowl buried at ground level in the garden with some beer. The slugs will fall on him and not eat your crops.
  22. Prevent your vegetables from touching the wet soil using canes, nets, or ropes to support the stems.
  23. To find out if the soil is wet, insert a pencil. If there are remains stuck, it is still wet.
  24. In winter, if frosts are expected, you can have straw mulch to protect them.
  25. Remember that chlorosis is not just iron. There are several types and you have to know how to differentiate them.
  26. When you see mealybugs on plants, there is some non-beneficial pest nearby. Let them act!
  27. To know when to collect the eggplant , press with your finger, if the mark remains for 1 second, it is that they are perfect.
  28. In summer, do not wet the leaves or aerial parts of the plants, as they will be susceptible to contracting diseases.
  29. After a heavy rain, the soil becomes caked and scabs form. Ideally, remove them with tillage or hoe.
  30. You can sleep with plants without problem. That they steal all your oxygen is totally a lie.
  31. The seeds are usually kept in dry places, like an envelope for example.
  32. When planting trees, it is very important that you make sure they are straight. Use stakes so they don’t get twisted.
  33. An Aloe vera plant at home will help you in case of wounds or burns in the kitchen. Take advantage of it!
  34. With hilling you get leeks and asparagus to remain white until harvest.
  35. If you have back problems, take advantage of the possibilities offered by a raised garden .
  36. Control the Carbon-Nitrogen mixture in your compost pile so that a high quality compost comes out.
  37. Associate well the crops in the garden. The difference between doing it or not is remarkable.
  38. The spinach is harvested when the leaves have good size and the midrib is not yet hardened.
  39. Grow tomatoes on the balcony. The railings will help in your tutoring.
  40. Plant cuttings are usually done in the fall. Take advantage of that time if you have some pending to do.
  41. The soil plow is convenient to reduce holes that store cold air when there is a risk of frost.
  42. If you want to make the most of irrigation water. Use this irrigation method.
  43. There are many kinds of substrates with different mineral contents. Take advantage of them all!
  44. If you need to know the time it takes to germinate a plant you can see it here, in planting vegetables .
  45. The exudative irrigation is an alternative to drip Offering more homogeneous wet ground.
  46. If your plants bloom little and have too much leaf, you may have fertilized too much.
  47. If the leaves of your plants suffer burns after watering, change the watering time towards the afternoon.
  48. If the plant foliage loses color and turns yellowish, it can be a sign of iron deficiency.
  49. On vacation , fill the bathtub 10 cm with water and place your plants. They will last a season until your return.
  50. During the winter rest, do not fertilize, or water too much, or transplants, or do severe pruning. Plants need rest!
  51. Lighting the garden allows you to enjoy it on summer nights. Don’t light up too much or it will look like an amusement park. It uses low consumption LEDs.
  52. Use mulch in the garden. Make bushy areas dense. Try to condense the species in an aesthetic way. You will improve moisture retention and save water.
  53. When you go on vacation, make a mini hole in a plastic bottle so that it drips into the pots.
  54. Many aromatics repel pests and help protect other plants. Count on them!
  55. It breaks the crust that forms on the ground when it is dry. It prevents aeration and moisture absorption.
  56. When buying flowers, it is better to choose those that have few open flowers and many with closed buds.
  57. The worms are your great ally in the care of crops. They improve the quality of the soil.
  58. If you are hesitating between compost or vermicompost, find out the differences .
  59. If you start in the garden, it is better to do it with simple plants , so as not to get discouraged.
  60. As the red weevil is now , it is better to prevent your palms than to cure later.
  61. The solarization is good ecological soil disinfection method from sunlight.
  62. Make no excuse that you have little space for your garden . Great things can be achieved.
  63. The best way to water is with the hose close to the ground to avoid compacting the soil and splashing on the leaves.
  64. As for watering , it is preferable to water less than overdo it. The excess has no solution.
  65. Coffee grounds are beneficial for growing carrots and radishes . Acidifies the soil.
  66. In winter, keep the heating plants away from burning, since they are hurt by so much heat.
  67. Generally, chemical fertilizers have a faster effect than organic ones.
  68. Take advantage of the large amount of waste that is generated in the kitchen to create compost.
  69. It is advisable to remove the wilting flowers from your plant, to stimulate the growth of new ones.
  70. If your plant is susceptible to frost , it is best to prune after the bad season has passed.
  71. Perform visual inspections of your plants periodically in case you find hidden pests.
  72. When it comes to pruning, the finer the cut, the better. Keep your tools sharp.
  73. If you suspect that any of your plants have viruses , clean your tools with rubbing alcohol.
  74. Do a regular check on your drip irrigation , as it may have clogged holes.
  75. If you have sandy soil, water more frequently and less.
  76. The chlorosis is easy to identify if you follow our advice.
  77. If the dog won’t stop eating your plants, sprinkle a little pepper on the leaves. It is harmless for the crop and the animal will not approach.
  78. Potted plants need more water than those you have in the garden.
  79. If you have aromatic plants, you should prune after flowering to allow new shoots.
  80. When the first outbreaks arrive, the aphid will emerge as if from nowhere. Make sure you do a preventative fight with treatments before it arrives.
  81. The fermented extracts of nettle help against the aphid and are a great bioestimulante of orchard crops.
  82. Tansy is a natural insecticide that you can use in your garden. Do not hesitate to plant it with the other medicinal and aromatic ones.
  83. You will be able to control the adventitious grasses with rotations and associations of crops , mulches and manual or mechanical weeding.
  84. If you like spicy, you can grow chilli of many kinds in pots at home in front of a sunny window.
  85. If you want to know the degree of spiciness, you don’t have to try it first. You can tell with the scoville scale .
  86. When you grow aubergine you should thin the flowers to leave less fruit per plant. Remember that they are very heavy.
  87. If you mulch the strawberry bushes with straw or other elements, the fruit will not be stained with mud.
  88. Each aquatic plant has depth ranges in the pond. The water lilies in the depths, the tifas and pontederias, on the banks.
  89. Avoid adding walnut and almond shells to the compost pile. Its degradation is too slow.
  90. Never plant in the middle of the day. Do it early in the morning or in the evening.
  91. When planting roses, take care not to bury the graft area (widening of the stem). Suckers can sprout.
  92. The great advantage of succulent or succulent species is that you can cut directly by cutting a leaf and transplanting it. That easy.
  93. The plants stuffed into bottles are elegant and functional. They need very little water so try not to flood them.
  94. Study your surroundings and orient your garden well so that it receives as much light as possible.
  95. When transplanting into soil, be generous with the first watering. The plant will adapt more easily.
  96. To maintain the viability of the seeds , put them in an airtight jar in a dark, cool place. The ideal is the refrigerator.
  97. Direct sowing is for: garlic , parsnip, corn, radish, beet, carrot, broad bean , pea, spinach and potato mainly.
  98. Seed sowing is for: cucurbits, nightshades, chard, lettuce, endive, leek, watermelon, celery, chard, onions and brassicas above all.
  99. Enjoy your garden to the fullest and better in company. You will have many satisfactions , you will savor and share the fruit of a job well done.

We can think of a few more, but with these we think you have to start. Remember that in many of them you have links that will take you to expanded information. We hope they serve you!

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