What you didn't know about the garden and vegetable garden

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What you didn't know about the garden and vegetable garden
What you didn't know about the garden and vegetable garden

Perhaps you didn't know about it: stories about seeds, roses and even tomatoes

8 curious facts about the garden plot
8 curious facts about the garden plot

Carrot color

Once upon a time, carrots were white, yellow, black and purple. At first, root crops were not eaten, and the tops were added to the soup, like any other greens (dill or parsley). Orange carrots were bred by Dutch gardeners only in the 17th century by crossing different types of carrots. If suddenly you decide to grow carrots from seeds on your plot, then after 5-6 years it will again lose its bright "carrot" color and sweet taste.

Berry or nut?

200 is the number of seeds, or rather, small nuts, which are located on the overgrown strawberry receptacle. In fact, the correct name for a garden-growing berry is large-fruited or pineapple garden strawberries (previously it was often called "Victoria"). Strawberries are a plant of a completely different kind, growing in the fields, with small, fragrant, round berries. Due to low yields and poor transportability, it has not gained popularity among gardeners.

Rose is the queen of the garden

If you're planning to sell your holiday home, plant roses in your garden to impress buyers. According to statistics, houses with roses growing in the garden are bought faster.

Gardening helps you lose weight

300 kcal - about how much is burned in 1 hour of quiet work in the garden (weeding, loosening, etc.).

How many seeds are in a sunflower?

Sunflower is not just one flower. Its core is 500-2000 small individual flowers, surrounded by involucre leaves, collected together in one very large basket inflorescence. Sunflower seeds are placed in the form of curved lines intersecting with each other. The number of seeds in each spiral is arranged according to the amazing mathematical Fibonacci sequence. The cells of pine cones and pineapple have a similar arrangement.

Plants really need to talk

It's an old theory loved by seasoned, enthusiastic gardeners that actually works. There isn't much research in this area, but one of the latest shows that plants do respond to music, birdsong, and perhaps the sound of your voice. The fact is that during growth, plants adapt to the movement of wind and air currents, and our speech is nothing more than sound vibrations transmitted to the surrounding air.

Do you like sweet tomatoes?

A little baking soda will help you grow sweeter tomatoes! Sprinkle it on the soil around the tomato bushes. This will reduce the acidity of the soil, and your crop will be sweeter.

How hydrangeas change color

Influencing the acidity of the soil, you can change the color of hydrangeas. If the soil is slightly alkaline, the flowers will be pink, and in acidic soil, the hydrangea will change color to blue and blue. So, if you want to admire pink inflorescences, water the hydrangea with a weak solution of potassium permanganate. Well, if you prefer blue flowers, add eggshells and coffee grounds under the bush (special fertilizers for the color of hydrangeas are also sold in garden centers - aluminum sulfate, but over time it harms the soil). Some gardeners bury aluminum spoons under the bush. Of course, changes won't happen overnight, but in a month your garden will look new.

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