Mulching and watering tomatoes: expert tips & instructions

Mulching and watering tomatoes: expert tips & instructions

When and how often should tomatoes be watered? What are the benefits of mulching tomatoes? We will explain everything there is to know about mulching and watering the tasty red fruits. In summer, you can basically watch your tomatoes as they grow. They begin to…

How to plant geraniums: when, where & how

How to plant geraniums: when, where & how

Here you can learn everything about planting zonal and trailing geraniums, the optimal location and the suitable accompanying plants that can be cultivated alongside geraniums. Geraniums, also known as crane’s bills or pelargoniums (because of the botanical name of these plants – Pelargonium) are one…

Growing garden cress: tips on planting, care & varieties

Growing garden cress: tips on planting, care & varieties

Growing garden cress is surprisingly easy. Along with its low maintenance nature, the spicy aroma and plentiful health benefits make cress definitely worth growing. Garden cress (Lepidium sativum) is probably the perfect plant to crown your entry into gardening with success. This plant, which belongs…

Growing onions at home: expert tips for planting, fertilising & harvesting onions

Growing onions at home: expert tips for planting, fertilising & harvesting onions

Onions go well with a variety of different dishes. Here you can learn everything you need to know about onion cultivation in your own garden. The onion (Allium cepa) is one of the most popular vegetables. It belongs to the amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae). Whether stewed,…

Growing hops at home: planting, maintenance & hop varieties

Growing hops at home: planting, maintenance & hop varieties

Hops are mostly associated with beer and its production. Many gardeners do not realise, that hops can be grown as a decorative plant in the garden. We have summarised everything worth knowing about this versatile perennial for you below. The common hop (Humulus lupulus) belongs…

Lime tree: tips on lime tree cultivation & care

Lime tree: tips on lime tree cultivation & care

To many people, limes are best known as an ingredient in sweet and sour cocktails. We will show you everything you need to know about the cultivation and care of lime trees. The small, green citrus hybrid, which is commonly simply referred to as lime,…

Hyssop: planting, care, benefits & propagation

Hyssop: planting, care, benefits & propagation

Hyssop is a low-maintenance and robust herb. It also has deterring effects on some pests, which makes it a practical must for every garden. Hyssop, which bears the botanical name Hyssopus officinalis, belongs to the mint family (Lamiaceae). This family includes many popular herbs, such…

Planting hydrangeas: in pots or garden beds

Planting hydrangeas: in pots or garden beds

All the information on planting hydrangeas in beds or pots, soil requirements and the best plants to accompany hydrangeas can be found here. The Hydrangea genus consists of a large number of various species. The most notable and also most frequently found representative found in…

Growing Jerusalem artichokes

Growing Jerusalem artichokes

Jerusalem artichoke is a close relative of the sunflower. Here are some tips on Jerusalem artichoke care from planting, watering to harvesting. The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) was introduced to Europe in the 17th century. It was brought to Europe on the ships of the…

Growing aubergines

Growing aubergines

Aubergine is a Mediterranean vegetable. With these helpful tips you will be able to grow aubergines in the comfort of your own garden. Aubergines (Solanum melongena) are still quite a rare find in gardens with moderate climates. For the most part, people tend to buy…