Growing pumpkins Pumpkin cultivation is one of the most widespread in Italian gardens. Vegetable belonging to the family of cucurbits, from Central America, is characterized by the high number of shapes, colors and sizes in which its species are divided. It is good to know, moreover, that nothing is thrown away of this vegetable: the pulp, of course, is used in the kitchen in different recipes and preparations, including the realization of a tasty jam; the seeds are consumed, after being dried, as a salty aperitif; the flowers are eaten in the risotto, or fried; and finally the peel, which lends itself to amusing processing, as the Halloween party teaches.
La Muira Puama Native to the forests of the Amazon, the muira puama belongs to the Olacaceae family. It is a widespread shrub especially in Brazil and its botanical name is Ptycopetalum olacoides but it is called muira puama because it was the natives who gave it this name which in their language means "powerful wood".
Plants in nature tend to adapt to the most disparate conditions; to do this, many plants have taken on very particular forms, which we manage to bring back to the concept of plant. A typical example is represented by the succulents that we commonly call living stones; these plants belong to different genera, but they are all from the same family, the aizoaceae, and live in the arid areas of southern Africa.
Camelie The name derives from the Jesuit G.J Kamel who brought the Camellia plant from Japan to Europe in the 17th century. The persistent leaves of the camellia are dark green and have an elegantly shiny appearance. Flowering begins in February and produces, in the cold months of the year, numerous flowers that have a large shape but of different appearance depending on the species.
MINT: GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS AND USE There are about 600 mint varieties, among which the most widespread is peppermint. The genus Mentha is native to Europe and the first cultivation of these plants dates back to 1750 in the county of Mitcham, in England. It soon spread to North America, Asia and Australia, while today it is widespread globally, although it is rarely cultivated in tropical climate countries.
Question: how to eliminate cochineal? Good morning I have a problem with my old and big rosemary, grown in pots, I noticed that it was attacked by the cochineal, I cut the infested branch but I would like to disinfect it since I use what kind of insecticide I can give? Waiting for a welcome reply, I extend greetings. Harvest.