Polystyrene protects plants from winter cold

If you want to protect plants from winter cold and drying out, use polystyrene shield for the potted plants. Rapidly fluctuating temperatures from cold to hot and back can cause significant injury to roots. Place a piece of polystyrene under the pot. It helps against  the cold window sill or overheated surfaces caused by the excessive heating during winter months.

 

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How to root cuttings with natural stimulants

Use natural stimulants to promote root growth in plants.

Here are some ideas how to root cuttings.
1. Potatoes. A potatoe contains many nutrients. For rooting take a large potato. Make a cut and insert the cutting into it. Spray the plant every day.
2. Willow water. Cut some willow twigs and put them in a container with water. Wait until roots appear, then remove the twigs and put the new cutting in this water.
3. Aloe. Add 3-7 drops of fresh aloe juice in water (100 ml). Aloe juice accelerates the growth of roots of transplants, because it contains substances that enhances the cell growth.
4. Banana water. Cut banana peels into pieces, fill them with water and let them brew. Use this water for rooting the day after.
5. Yeast. Mix 100 mg of yeast with 1 liter of water and soak your cuttings for 24 hours. Then plant as you normally would.
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A quick fertilizer for houseplants

Banana peels is a very quick fertilizer for houseplants! If you need to restore a dying plant, this fertilizer will help you very effectively. Pour peels with water and let them stand for a day. After that you can use banana peels again.

If bananas are spoiled and formed dark spots, you can use them for plants. Mash banana with a fork and mix it with a glass of water. Mix thoroughly and let it stand for a bit. Then pour the plant. Attention! Do not use bananas with mold! Take away all flesh pieces.

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Roses-fertilizing program: Roses love banana peels

Roses love banana peels, which contain a lot of potassium. Cut banana peels into small pieces and spread them around the rose bush, cover over with an inch of soil. They will love you for it.

Banana peels are a natural fertilizer and they will increase the size and number of the rose blooms.

Place the peels in the bottom of the hole and cover the peels with an inch of soil for newly planted roses.

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Cut flowers keep fresh longer

Cut flowers keep fresh longer if you add one tablespoon sugar in lukewarm water. Do not change water every day; just top it up as needed.

The water in the vase with cut flowers will remain fresh and clean, if you put a piece of charcoal for grilling in it. Charcoal prevents the growth of bacteria and removes unpleasant odors.

Instead of charcoal for grilling, you can use a weak solution of warm water and potassium permanganate.

After use, rinse the vase with the solution of warm water and vinegar. Vinegar is the most effective way to kill bacteria, fungal spores and microorganisms.

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Get rid of mice in the garage in a natural way

  • Freshly milled pepper or chili pepper keeps mice away from your garage. Just sprinkle it around the mouse hole.
  • Red elderberry also deters mice. Mice don’t like its smell. Put a good amount of dried elderberry flowers near their burrows.
  • One of the very effective and oldest means to get rid of mice and rats is Marsh Labrador tea or wild rosemary. The plant is poisonous, and due to its strong fragrance it is used in the household against bugs, moths, and mice. Lay sprigs with leaves and flowers near the burrows.

 

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