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Plants and air quality in the home
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Plants and air quality in the home

Plants contribute to the quality of the air in the house because they transpire by giving off large quantities of water vapor; in this way the plants naturally humidify the rooms made excessively dry by the heating system. Obviously the type of domestic heating has a great influence both on the quality of the air in the house and on the health of the plants, which suffer greatly from high temperatures.

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Plants and air quality in the home

Plants contribute to the quality of the air in the house because they transpire by giving off large quantities of water vapor; in this way the plants naturally humidify the rooms made excessively dry by the heating system. Obviously the type of domestic heating has a great influence both on the quality of the air in the house and on the health of the plants, which suffer greatly from high temperatures.
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The vegetable garden in August: harvest and sowing time

In August, cabbages and some other vegetables are transplanted into the garden. The seeds will then have to be harvested and for this it will be good to mark some beautiful fruits of tomatoes, courgettes, cucumbers, peppers, aubergines and watermelons to let it ripen and to get the seed for the next year. Even in August the vegetable harvest is abundant in the garden, but more than in other months, care must be taken to do it at the right time.
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Home composting on the terrace

With the appropriate precautions it is possible to make a small domestic compost even on the terrace, which will allow to eliminate a portion of the wet fraction of the waste and to have some fertilizer for the plants. Those who want to try their hand at home composting on the terrace can start with small quantities, experimenting with the collection system that best suits their space or according to the time available.
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Toad in the garden

There are those who want a toad in the garden and those who have it and consider it an unwanted guest! Of course, a toad in the garden can represent a problem if there are other pets, for example, the very common bufo bufo toad has a back characterized by toxic secretions that if they come into contact with mucous membranes can represent a serious risk for the health of dogs and cats. .
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Grow fruit at home? Very possible!

Don't be frightened by the word "orchard". Fruit cultivation does not require a lot of space, especially when it comes to small fruits. If you are willing enough you can grow fruit at home by following our instructions. We warn you that for setting up a small orchard you will need a balcony or terrace, a veranda or kitchen would also be fine ... if only there was enough light!
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Vegetable fertilizer

To ensure a good harvest, the vegetable garden needs all those conditions of vitality of the soil activated by microflora and microfauna. For this reason it is essential to resort to fertilization of the soil, which can be of both chemical and organic origin. Chemical fertilizers involve the forced feeding of plants only, ignoring the life of the soil.
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Grow fennel

Fennel, a very popular vegetable in the kitchen, can be grown in all areas with a Mediterranean climate. After 90 days from sowing it is possible to harvest the "grumolo", a narrow set of leaves which is better known as fennel. Fracchia, Giant of Naples and Big of Sicily.
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The tulip tree

No, we have not got the wrong title, in fact we will not talk about the classic bulbs but about the tulip tree. In adulthood, the tulip tree is so majestic that it exceeds 40 meters in height. In autumn, its leaves turn from red to yellow. It has American origins and offers fragrant flowers in the shape of tulips.
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Plant care, natural methods

To take care of the plants in our flower gardens it is not necessary to resort to chemical treatments. In fact, there are effective natural methods able to fight and prevent the presence of parasites and diseases, thus ensuring the health of plants even in a period of luxuriance such as spring: it is the most delicate period for plants as flowers and leaves risk be compromised by some annoying predator, both for indoor and outdoor plants.
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How to grow St. Anthony's Lily

The time has come to plant the St. Anthony's Lily, a very fragrant bulbous plant with white corollas. The Giglio di Sant'Antonio has always been a symbol of virtue and purity. Its cultivation is simple in fact it does not require a lot of care, just give it a very draining soil! The St. Anthony's Lily is native to the eastern Mediterranean and adopted in many areas of Europe and the Middle East.
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How to grow an avocado at home

It is possible and also easy to enrich the collection of your houseplants with something new by using peach, date, citrus and even avocado seeds. You can proceed in any season because the processing takes place at home and there is no need to have large open spaces. To get and grow a beautiful avocado plant at home you can do the following.
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Anti-Mosquito plants, cards and photos

There are many artificial repellents against mosquitoes on the market, these are chemicals that are toxic to humans and the environment. Just look at the back of the packaging to notice a toxicity symbol (an orange square marked with an X, a skull associated with the symbol of toxicity for the environment).
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Urban garden: the aromatic ones surpass the flowers

Basil, thyme and rosemary have surpassed roses, daisies and geraniums on our balconies, corners transformed into urban gardens with an increasingly food connotation. There are 23 million Italians who cultivate aromatic herbs compared to 20 million busy with plants and flowers; in addition, 24 of the Italians cultivate fruit trees and 33 (1 out of 3 Italians) have a small vegetable garden.
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Useful tips for the care of geraniums

Today we will focus on the proper care to be given to geraniums. Thankfully, geranium care doesn't require any special talent. There are numerous varieties of geraniums that adorn our gardens. Whatever variety of geranium you are growing, just make sure that the planting and growing environment has a temperature between 21 and 30 degrees.
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Smog resistant plants

Plants are good for smog, but it should not be forgotten that they too suffer from polluted air. When choosing garden plants, especially in the city, the aspect of their resistance to harmful substances contained in the air at risk of smog and acid rain should not be underestimated.
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Pests on plants, how to eliminate them

It may happen that our plants are invaded by some species of parasites which voraciously feed on flowers, leaves and buds, causing non-negligible damage. To eliminate them definitively, we can use many methods, and not necessarily chemical treatments, which damage human health and the environment.
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