There are many secrets hidden in your petals, leaves and dirt. Gardening not only just requires simple practice, we all know it takes skill and dedication, instead of growing flowers and vegetables by luck. It is because we love gardening that we share with you, who also love it, the following garden trivial knowledge.
1. Sunflowers have more than just a stamen
In one sunflower, from its central position to the yellow petals, there are actually 1,000 to 2,000 individual flower buds joined together on a single stem.
2. The large number of microorganisms in the soil
There is a large number of microorganisms are present in the soil, but the exact number will probably surprise you. There are more microorganisms in a spoonful of soil than there are people on earth. This is a fact that cannot be denied, but the presence of microorganisms keeps your soil nutrient-rich, which is important.
3. Plants are responsive to sound
There are old stories that talking to plants can help them grow. Studies have shown that vibrations (such as music, or even your voice) can affect the growth of plants. Furthermore, in a less scientific study, TheMyth Busters (rumor enders) compared a silent greenhouse to one with sound and found that plants grew faster in the latter.
4. Grass attracts more butterflies than flowers
Colorful flowers are not the main attraction for insects to visit your garden constantly; it's more because of the scent and nectar. According to the research of the Smithsonian Institution, new varieties of flowers are being bred to increase in color and size, but often lose their scent in the process. So the yard weeds, such as dandelions and clover, may actually be the most attractive thing in your yard to butterflies.
5. Tips for growing tomatoes
Baking soda is a seasoning that we use occasionally in cooking, but sometimes it can actually be used to sweeten your tomatoes. All you need is just to sprinkle your tomato plants regularly with the right amount of baking soda. It can help reduce acidity, resulting in sweeter tomatoes and increased yields.
6. Rose's "relatives"
Some of your favorite fruits are actually relatives of roses. Apples, pears, peaches, cherries, raspberries, and strawberries are all in the Rosaceae family. Roses also belong to the same Rosaceae family, only the subfamily is different.
7. Changing the color of hydrangeas
The color of the flower bulb is often affected by the composition of the soil, the best way to regulate its color is to fertilize it properly. To control the color of hydrangeas we must follow effective methods to regulate the aluminum content in the substrate. The actual method to achieve multi-color hydrangea is to delay the application of fertilizer time. After the hydrangea slowly blossoms pink, use acidic fertilizer so that the acidity of the soil will change and the color of the flowers will appear to be gradual.
8. The right orchid combination
Did you know that vanilla pods come from orchid species? It is the only edible species in the entire orchid family. The fragrant orchid named Oncidium Sharry Baby in English smells like chocolate, and the Grandiflora orchid smells like lemon. When you can combine the right orchids together you can get your favorite dessert flavor.