Have you ever noticed those funny white or brown lines on peppers? It is called pepper corking. The white lines are actually stretch marks that appear when the pepper grows too quickly in one direction, causing the skin to tear. This happens because of a lack of nutrients or water. If you see these white lines on your pepper, it’s time to water them. If you see these white lines on your pepper, it’s time to stop watering them so much.
Many people around the UK are becoming more and more conscious of the types of food they consume on a daily basis. We have even read up on those why are trying a diet that is high in alkaline and low in acidic foods. And the reason for this? Proponents of the alkaline diet maintain that if you consume a diet high in alkaline foods (high pH) and restrict acidic ones.
There are more than 350,000 plant varieties in the world. If you are a wildlife explorer or a gardening enthusiast, there must have been several instances when you got confused while trying to identify a plant variety or differentiating between two variants. Some plants have distinctive features that make it easy for one to identify them but there are many which even an experienced gardener would find hard to trace the origin of.
Do you have a home garden? Are you looking for interesting gardening tips and tricks to grow your choice of plants in it? Gardening is a fantastic hobby for those that are enthusiastic about it and there’s always so much to learn and new tricks to find out. Well, whether you are cultivating only vegetables, flowers, herbs or all of them, these gardening hacks will bring you success for sure.
With winter slowly creeping up on us, pruning roses in the UK is a topic that many gardeners are starting to think about. All roses require pruning in the late winter/early spring, usually around March in the United Kingdom. It’s important to prune roses during the right time of the year and after each season. This is advised for established plants and any modern shrub roses that you planted in the previous fall or winter. If you’re going to plant a shrub or typical in the spring, prune it just before planting.
If you have a vegetable garden at home, you are sure to have one or more varieties of pepper plants growing among the other plants. You use them in most of your recipes in the growing season but can’t have enough of them throughout the year, right? Well, that’s because peppers, especially chilli peppers, have a very short harvest time here in the UK and hence you won’t be able to pick the freshly grown ones anytime you want.
Autumn leaves, especially the red maple ones, look wonderful as they shine bright in the trees covering your entire garden. However, as soon as the season comes to an end, they tend to fall on the ground covering the grass of the garden. If you are wondering why you should rake those dry leaves off your garden, here is everything you need to know.
When we think of Indian food, we often associate it with a curry or spicy dish. This is not just because India is one of the most populated countries in the world and has an estimated 1.3 billion people but also because of their common use of ingredients such as turmeric, cumin, ginger and chillies to add flavour to dishes.
The rose is often seen as a symbol of love and beauty. It is such an iconic flower that it has become the national flower for many countries including England, France, Ireland, Lebanon and Bulgaria. Since at least the second millennium BC, roses have been cultivated in Egypt and Mesopotamia. Roses were worn for ornament and also had healing properties in ancient times.
Roses are popular across the world, and they aren't just beautiful displays in gardens. They aren't only a beautiful addition to a garden; they're also given as a sign of affection, love, or even as part of one of life's most significant days.