A beautiful vegetable garden not suffering from drought – © jardins-familiaux.asso.fr The presence of water and accompanying nutrients is vital to all living beings, whether humans, animals or plants. However, too much or too little of anything can be harmful. In this first article on water management, we will look at some simple solutions to better
Are you familiar with green manures? They are part of a large family of manures and can be used to cover the soil in winter or planted in fallow croplands during other seasons. Green manures have numerous and interesting benefits for the vegetable garden all across its life cycle. Let’s learn everything about them! THE
After a long, hot summer, your lawn is noticeably suffering. The once green carpet has lost its colour or has dried out. The only green patches still visible are weeds, dandelions and clovers… Luckily, there are a few simple things to do to bring your lawn back to life! Get rid of the weeds! Removing
Since 2013, the United Nation has been celebrating the International Day of happiness on 20th March. It coincides this year with the official date of Spring, the day of the equinox when day and night have the same length. Yes, Spring is back and days lengthen. From Thursday morning, we will win four minutes of
Winter is the perfect season to store your Mantis away until the new season. Storing your machine is as simple as important to make sure your tiller keeps on starting straight off next spring and for the years to come. The steps are exactly the same whether you have a 2-stroke or a 4-stroke tiller.
dear Gardeners, dear Mantis owners, we wish you and your dearest a beautiful Year! and a prosperous garden 🙂
Mantis management and team would like to congratulate one of our dealers, Gayways Ltd, for their awards of: 2018 overall U.K dealer of the year and 2018 Garden machinery U.K dealer of the year.
Every year, the leaves fall off the trees and the idea of picking them up is not much fun. But if you see these leaves as a blessing, it changes everything! Let’s see why! Collect dead leaves to clean the garden As much as the wonder of reds enchants us on trees, the piles of
Mulching, according to the WordReference Random House Learner’s Dictionary, is a covering, as of straw, spread on the ground around plants to prevent loss of water or soil. Today, this term includes covering the soil around the crops with organic and mineral materials which will favour its development. In this article, we are going to
The vegetable garden is taking shape and the garden is full of flowers and promising buds. So today, I would like to talk about a wild plant: the white nettle. I will share with you a recipe for a spring soup that is unique and inexpensive as the basic soup stock can grow on its
Our gardens are full of plants, herbs and even weeds which can be real allies in the garden. Zoom in on 2 useful and complementary plants that we can find in our gardens in April and that you will see with a different eye: the nettle and the comfrey. The nettle It is, without any
“The way humanity manages or mismanages its nature-based assets, including pollinators, will in part define our collective future in the 21st century……The fact is that of the 100 crop species that provide 90 per cent of the world’s food, over 70 are pollinated by bees.” – Achim Steiner, Executive Director UN Environment Programme (UNEP) At
Prepare your own rhubarb manure – Down with aphids! The rhubarb is a very interesting plant. Often used in sweet dishes, it is considered as a fruit when it is actually a perennial vegetable which is appealing both for the garden and the gardener. You will use only the stalks in the kitchen. But do
Rhubarb soufflés are as light as a cloud. The rhubarb, a generous perennial plant, has a tangy taste and can be eaten as a dessert (in pies or stewed fruit) or in a salty meal. Today, we’ll recommend a sweet but light dessert in which you will experience the slightly acidic taste of the rhubarb
This red cabbage and apple recipe is a traditional German one. It can be made a day or two before, can be easily frozen and be gently reheated with no last-minute bother. It is a perfect side dish to venison, goose or pork. ½ red cabbage 1 onion 2 apples 3 tablespoons sunflower/olive oil 1
Spring is gently coming but it is still too early to put your gloves and rubber boots on and start a gardening session outside. Don’t worry, there is always something to do before the upcoming planting season. For example, it is the right time to check your seeds and make sure they will sprout. Maybe
Winter is coming to its end, only a few weeks to go! Enjoy this time to feast on oranges. If you want to change your breakfast, why not try an orange cake? With only quality products: naturals, rich in fibres and with a low glycemic index. And it’s a piece of cake to bake one!
Fresh and deliciously flavoured, this haddock with kiwi and fresh cheese in a verrine is a real delight. A great starter for a nice meal. You will need for 4 1 haddock fillet 3 kiwis 1 tbsp black sesame gomasio ( at your convenience) 3.5 oz / 100g fresh cheese 1 lime juice chives 2 tbsp
There is no much left in the garden at the moment: leeks, black raddish and… Jerusalem artichokes. Jerusalem artichokes withstand extreme frost in winter. They are not only easy to cultivate but they also contain fructose and minerals such as iron, silicon carbide and calcium. In winter, you need warmth for your body and mind.
Unless you grow only one or two vegetables, or grow the same thing every year, some planning will help you have a better garden this year. Even a little bit of planning will help you save time, save money, and get off to a really good start. 1. Start with a general list of what you