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Calla in the garden and at home: varieties and species, cultivation and use in design
Calla in the garden and at home: varieties and species, cultivation and use in design

Calla is a classic representative of the Aroid, indigenous inhabitants of Africa and other hot corners of our planet. The tropics are the natural habitat of this culture, while the flower prefers to grow near ponds and marshes, where air and soil are rich in moisture. The popularity of this plant among lovers of indoor and garden flowers is growing from year to year, and this is no accident, because callas, despite their modest appearance, are able to completely transform the corner assigned to them.

Pest of forests and gardens Maybug
Pest of forests and gardens Maybug

The Chafer beetle, or Melolontha khrushch, belongs to the class of beetles. It belongs to the large family of lamellae due to the characteristics of the antennae. They have a beetle crowned with a plate mace. Biological characteristics of the beetle Females of the May beetle are able to lay up to 30 eggs in the soil.

The main causes of leaf fall in tomatoes
The main causes of leaf fall in tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the most common crops in home gardens. Usually their cultivation is not particularly difficult: they quickly and amicably emerge and are ill little. But sometimes the grower in the process of growing tomatoes, is faced with the fact that in adult plants or seedlings the leaves begin to fall.

Honey agarics: varieties and options for harvesting for the winter
Honey agarics: varieties and options for harvesting for the winter

Popular and very delicious mushrooms, from the point of view of the classification used today, are one of the most complex and unstable groups, which is due to the ratio of numerous species to different genera and families. This group includes both edible and poisonous, dangerous inedible species.

Cow lip mushroom (Mullein): characteristics and features of preparation
Cow lip mushroom (Mullein): characteristics and features of preparation

One of the most common lamellar fungi, the cow lip or mullein, is known to many mushroom pickers as the thin sow (Paxillus involutus). Mullein belongs to the pig family and only thirty-five years ago was recognized as poisonous. Description and characteristics Description of the fungus, which, in addition to the official Paxillus involutus, has such popular names as cow tongue, pig, pig, barnacle, dalunka and barn, the following: the diameter of the cap of an adult mushroom most often varies between 10-12 cm, but some specimens have caps with a diameter of 15-18 cm; a meaty type hat; in young fruiting bodies, the hat has a slightly convex shape and wrapped felt edges; adult fruiting bodies have a flat, funnel-depressed or funnel-shaped hat; the edges of the cap can be lowered, flabby, ribbed, straight or wavy; for young specimens, olive-brown or olive-brownish coloring of the cap is characteristic; adult mushrooms have a grayish-brown or brown-colored hat, darkening when cut or pressed; bonnet surface dry, with fibrous pubescence; mushroom pulp is dense, but soft, with age acquires a characteristic friability; in the dry period, the worminess of the pulp and legs is observed; characteristic lack of pronounced mushroom aroma and taste; rather short leg of a continuous type with a matte and smooth surface of ocher-olive or dirty yellow color.

How to make do-it-yourself money topiary
How to make do-it-yourself money topiary

DIY gifts are always relevant, but a topiary made of money is especially original. This option looks like an incredibly luxurious and rich gift. It’s not difficult to work on such a product, and you don’t have to spend money on consumables, although a lot depends on which bills the master is going to use.

Italian Strawberry Jolie: Variety Description
Italian Strawberry Jolie: Variety Description

Hello! My gardening experience is small, in the next season I plan to plant berry seedlings. Please provide information on a specimen such as Jolie's strawberries, a description of the variety and growing conditions are most important to me. Recently, breeders from Italy crossed several hybrid forms of wild strawberries and bred a new berry.

Preservation of tomatoes with garlic or tomatoes in the snow
Preservation of tomatoes with garlic or tomatoes in the snow

Winter is approaching, which means that it is time to make conservation from tomatoes. There are a lot of recipes, but all of them are aimed only at one thing - to make delicious canned tomatoes that can be enjoyed in winter. Tomatoes of any varieties and any ripening are suitable for cooking. The only exception to conservation are too mature tomatoes.

Reishi mushroom: description and medicinal use
Reishi mushroom: description and medicinal use

Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), well known in medical circles, belongs to the genus Ganoderma (Ganoderma) and the family Ganodermataceae (Ganodermataceae). Also, this mushroom is known as varnished tinder or varnished ganoderma. Botanical description The fruiting body of the annual or two-year-old Ganoderma lucidum belongs to the category of hat-cuticles: the average size of the hat is 30-80 × 100-250 × 20-30 mm; the fruiting body is kidney-shaped or almost ovoid, flat in shape; the surface can be smooth, shiny, uneven, wavy, divided into a large number of concentric rings of various colors; the presence of a very dense and woody pulp of ocher staining is characteristic; the pulp of the mushroom has no smell and special taste; there is a tubular type of hymenophore with small rounded pores; the height of the legs can vary between 50-250 mm with a diameter of 10-30 mm; leg of lateral type, elongated, cylindrical, uneven, with good density.

Causes of crooked cucumbers and how to fix it
Causes of crooked cucumbers and how to fix it

Very often, some summer residents look with envy at the fruits of the labors of other summer residents, in which the cucumbers are even, all as a selection. Why can't everyone grow a beautiful crop? Cucumbers need good nutrition. It is better to feed them more often, but in small portions, giving preference to mineral fertilizers.

The use of iodine in growing tomatoes
The use of iodine in growing tomatoes

Tomatoes - fruits of a tomato, multi-nested paracarp berries, are extremely popular both in Russia and abroad. Tomatoes are grown in different regions of our country in the greenhouse and in the open ground, and to obtain not only a high, but also a high-quality crop, fertilizer and seedling treatment with various ready-made compounds or folk remedies made at home are used.

Mushroom Muffin: Edible Species and Recipes
Mushroom Muffin: Edible Species and Recipes

Edible tasty mushroom, popular among amateurs of quiet hunting, is a common crib that is quite widespread in our country and is not only used in cooking for preparing various dishes and preparations, but also finds use as a fairly powerful bactericidal agent.

The most delicious recipes for canned chanterelles for the winter
The most delicious recipes for canned chanterelles for the winter

Chanterelles are one of the most delicious mushrooms that are difficult to spoil. There are many recipes for their preparation, including canning, for which various ingredients can be used. Canned mushrooms, of course, are delicious in any performance. In order to verify this, you can consider simple and tasty recipes, thanks to which in winter there will be an opportunity to enjoy your favorite preservation.

Simple recipes for preserving meat and offal for the winter
Simple recipes for preserving meat and offal for the winter

Before the onset of cold weather, almost all housewives harvest food for the winter. Simple and unique recipes for preserving meat and offal are offered to your attention. Such blanks will please you with their juicy taste in winter, are well suited for soup or as a second dish, and help to save.

Key for conservation: types, characteristics, selection rules
Key for conservation: types, characteristics, selection rules

The seaming machine is a useful invention, since its use when rolling seasonal gifts of nature for the winter makes it possible to preserve the freshness of the product for a long time, and you can store containers directly in the apartment without creating additional temperature conditions. Also, a hermetically sealed can using a conservation key allows you to transport or move containers without fear of losing its contents.

Technology for planting tulips in the winter:
Technology for planting tulips in the winter:

Tulips, like other types of bulb flowers, are quite unpretentious and do not require special care. It seems to many beginning gardeners that there is no need to look after these flowers at all - just put them on a flower bed and that's it. However, this is not quite true. When growing these onion flowers, you must adhere to some rules.

Pros and cons of Vax (vacuum preservation systems)
Pros and cons of Vax (vacuum preservation systems)

It has long been proven by scientists, and verified by the hostesses, that food and drinks are much better and longer stored if vacuum was used in their preservation or packaging. Recently, they have increasingly begun to use this method for canning, as it is convenient, fast and reliable. There are many similar devices on the market, but there is a risk of acquiring a low-quality fake.

Simple preparations: we can preserve oyster mushrooms for the winter
Simple preparations: we can preserve oyster mushrooms for the winter

Mushrooms are a nutritious and healthy product that is suitable for preparing various soups, salads, fries and other dishes. Caring housewives try to procure them for the future, so as not to bother shopping in winter in search of a favorite product. For preservation, various mushrooms are used.

Preservation of vegetables for the winter without vinegar
Preservation of vegetables for the winter without vinegar

Almost all the housewives are engaged in canning for the winter. Vegetables, meat, fruits, berries are harvested in jars, barrels and even in tubs, as our great-grandmothers did. Pickled vegetables, salads from them are a wonderful appetizer, an addition to any dish. In this article you will learn how canning can be done without vinegar, recipes for some pickling methods and useful winter harvesting tips.

Delicious pastries - prepare lush dough with dry yeast
Delicious pastries - prepare lush dough with dry yeast

Soft, fragrant homemade buns and pies are the best childhood memories. How to make a magnificent dough for buns on dry yeast quickly and correctly? It is not as difficult as it seems. Classic recipes for buns and pies Making the right yeast dough for tasty and soft buns is easy, even a novice housewife can cope with classic simple recipes.