種植。為蜂為己。 Save Bees. Save Us and so… Grow These!

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也許你會認為蜜蜂數量持續下降與你無關, 但實情是,蜜蜂在農業生產中擔當著很重要的角色,這更是直接影響到我們的食物供應。

愛因斯坦曾警告,一旦蜜蜂消失,人類可在四年內滅亡。

透過種植圖中植物,包括香草,如:薰衣草,薄荷,鼠尾草,香菜,百里香,茴香,琉璃苣;長年開花植物,如:藏紅花,毛茛,紫菀,蜀葵,海葵,雪花蓮,天竺葵; 一年開一次花的植物,如:金盞花,罌粟花,向日葵,百日草,醉蝶花,天芥菜花等,可以幫助蜜蜂繁殖,最終受惠的會是人類。

Save Bees, Save Us.

 

Source: Organic Plus

種蒜五部曲 Grow Garlic in 5 Easy Steps

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你也喜歡蒜頭嗎?百物騰貴,早陣子內地更炒起蒜頭價格。其實在家種植蒜頭一點也不難,即使是小朋友也能做到!

方法

1: 將從已長出新芽的蒜頭掰開成一粒一粒的,把大蒜帶皮埋土裡. 株距和行距掌握在七八厘米就夠了,澆水後等著它們慢慢成長。在秋冬天十一、二月時種植最適合不過。

2: 春天四、五月份時大蒜開始長大,蒜苗霧出,它看起來像捲曲的花。(此時可摘下蒜苗做炒飯吃哩。)

3:當莖開始變成棕色和傾斜,即可把蒜取出。

4:取出後把蒜清洗,根部可切除。

5:將大蒜掛在陰涼乾燥的地方備用。

You like garlic? Garlic is definitely one of the easiest things to grow in your garden and even kids can do it!

Steps

1: Plant single cloves of garlic in the fall (October is perfect). Take a whole clove, break apart the single cloves and stick them in the ground in rows or any pattern you want, really.

2: In the spring, the garlic will start to grow nice and big all by itself, and then the “scape” will appear, which looks like a giant curled blossom. Cut them back in late spring (so more energy goes to the bulb than the bloom). You can use the scapes for cooking.

3: When the stems start to brown and tilt in early to mid summer, harvest the garlic by pulling it from the ground.

4: Rinse the bulb and cut the roots.

5: Hang the garlic in a cool, dark and DRY place until ready to use. A garage is perfect.

Your garlic will be ready just in time. And if you store it well in a cool, dark and dry place, you can use the garlic all winter long.

Source: go.asia

紅運當頭﹣新年自家種小蕃茄[西紅杮] Grow Your Tomatoes in CNY

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番茄是家居種植的熱門選擇,紅潤飽滿的果實看得人特別高興,而且不難種,最常令新手挫敗的原因是沒有配合適時耕作,大熱天種番茄是自討苦吃,曾聽農夫戲言:「你可以試下開冷氣比佢歎嘅。」屬於秋春季節的番茄最遲二月播種,想種?好好把握這個多月的最後時機!

Tips
•  忌高溫,宜放於濕潤環境,及選排水力較佳的砂壤土。
•  日照不足開花結果會出現不良情況,也容易造成落花枯萎的現象。
•  開花後每周在泥土表面灑上少量熟石灰,以防果實缺鈣而變黑。
•  番茄可長至一米多的高度,要因應種植空間慎選品種,空間較小的宜選高度有限的盆栽番茄品種。
•  鮮紅的番茄十分受雀鳥歡迎,可用網袋套著果實,免被偷食。

Steps
1. 可直接購買番茄苗,或自行培苗:將種子泡水6小時,在未有肥料的泥土中分散地置入種子,並覆土2cm和澆水至泥土濕透。
2. 培苗可於小花盆進行,待成功發芽的幼苗長到6至7片葉時再移到種植箱內繼續種植(定植)。
3. 移苗前先在種植箱施適量基肥,建議用花生麩和骨粉。幼苗之間保持約20cm以上距離。
4. 番茄苗長至15cm高時,最好立支架扶植,並用麻繩綁於支架上,避免被風吹倒。大約20天後開始施肥,之後每7至10天再追肥次。
5. 番茄生長約40天後開始開花,定植後75至85天會有收成,收成期約有2個月;小番茄則快一點,65至75天,收成期約有3個月。

Tomato is one of the most popular home-grown food. It looks lovely, tastes good, rich in nutritions and easy to grow! The most important tip is to sow the seed during the appropriate season. Never sow the seed in hot summer. If you are doing this in SE monsoon climate region, like HK, it will be the best to seed before late February.

Steps
1. You can either sow tomato seeds from a packet bought at the nursery or buy seedlings from the nursery. I’d do the latter if you haven’t grown tomatoes before.[nursery:  place the seeds inside water for 6 hours, then cover them by 2cm think non-fertilised soil, add water till the soil is wetted. ]
2. Nurse the plant in small plot and transplant to a larger container when there are about 6-7 news leaves can be found.
3. Preparing to transplant. Fertilise the soil with Make sure to space each hole at least 20 cm away from each other in all directions. Tomatoes need space to grow! Transplanting is a stressful process for plants.
4. It is the time to add the stake when the tomatoes grow to about 15 cm tall. Bamboo or wooden ones are best. As your tomatoes grow, keep tying. Use a soft twine (strips of old stockings are good) and tie around your stake first, then the plant, so it won’t slip as it grows. Start fertilising the plant after another 20 days, then fertilise in every 7-10 days.
5.Iin 40 days you shall see the flowers grow. Leave your tomatoes on the plant until they’re really red – this way they’ll have the best flavour. After about 2-3 months they should be fully grown and ready to eat.

資料來源: Go.Asia