Category: Pest control

Using Aspirin on Plants

Salicylic acid (SA) Aspirin’s active ingredient is acetylsalicylic acid. It is chemically similar to Salicin, which naturally occurs in willow bark. When dissolved in water, acetsalicylic acid breaks into acetic and salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is a plant hormone (phytohormone) which works as a defense mechanism against pathogens and environmental issues like drought, heat and chill […]

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Carnivorous forest

Anyone who owned Drosera capensis knows how much seeds they can produce. In autumn, all my plants went into full bloom and managed to produce large amounts of seeds. As winter came, I decided to sow the seeds into an empty ice cream container and check for germination. I expected a lot of small plants, […]

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Quick update on 3 variegated P. arcana ‘Luteosulcata’ seedlings

I’ve already been writing about possible variegated seedlings from the second batch of seedlings. The variegated seedling from the test germination of 10 seeds remains my most variegated Phyllostachys arcana ‘Luteosulcata’ seedling. The other 3 possible variegated seedlings still show signs of variegation, but they are far smaller and variegation can not be confirmed. The […]

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Vole control

Voles love eating plants you like the most and they tend to multiply and spread like wildfire. 🙂 Anyone with vole problem knows, how hard it can be to tackle those little beasts and how impossible it is to keep them away from your vegetables and other plants they like to devour. Vole control is […]

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