TLDR : it depends on the seed. The variety of conditions needed for plant germination will surprise you. But don’t get discouraged, most plants need the same basic conditions in order to get a jump start into life. Most […]
Getting to know plants better
Gardening is all about the relationship about the gardener and his plants. To make the best out of the relationship you should learn as much as you can about the other party shouldn’t you? Learning more everyday about how plants work will make you a better gardener.
Why are plants green?
TL;DR : Over hundreds of millions of years the cholorophyll molecule that you find in plants has been shaped by time and evolution in order to harvest the “best” possible light. It absorbs light in the blue end of the […]
What makes plants green?
TL;DR : Plants reflect green light and absorb blue and red light from sunlight to make energy, but they can also be of different colors. This question is the kind of matter you wondered about as a child. Growing up […]
Why do seeds need water and warmth to germinate?
TL;DR : It tells them the conditions for their germination are perfect (that spring has come for most plants and that it is time to come out of their dormancy). Germination is the first and one of the most important […]
Why do plants need water?
TL;DR : Plants are almost entirely made of water, they also need it for photosynthesis, to carry nutrients, to exchange for carbon dioxide, for turgidity… Please don’t forget to water them ! The fact that plants need water seems so […]
How do I adjust my soil’s pH level?
TL;DR: Check the water you are watering your plants with, add organic matter, pine needles, compost, lime, red algae… And keep on monitoring. Before we get to the heart of the subject there are a few things you need to […]