Peat: what you need to know about this natural material to better preserve it

Peat: what you need to know about this natural material to better preserve it

Peat, which is the result of an extremely slow process of accumulation, compaction and decomposition of plants that can take 1000 to 7000 years, comes from bogs, natural ecosystems very rich in biological diversity, unfortunately victims of overexploitation. There are three types of peat, classified according to the degree of decomposition: pale peat, the most … Read more

Japanese knotweed: an ecological disaster that must be banned from your garden!

Japanese knotweed: an ecological disaster that must be banned from your garden!

Plant identification card Botanical name Japanese reynoutria, Fallopia japonica. A common name Japanese knotweed, pointed knotweed. Family Polygonaceae. Origin east asia. Dimensions Its maximum height is 4 meters, reached in spring in just two months. Leaves Its leaves are oval or triangular, alternate, forming zigzags. The formation of leaves takes place continuously from spring to … Read more

Hydroponics or the art and method of growing without soil

Hydroponics or the art and method of growing without soil

Although the term “hydroponics” is not always well known, it is actually a soilless growing method that involves growing plants without soil, but in nutrient-enriched water. A technique widely used by professionals that can be implemented at home. Hydroponics, what is it? Hydroponics is a method of growing plants that consists of install them in … Read more