Salt invasion in the garden (Google / Home Gardening Tips)

Read at : Google Alert – gardening

http://www.home-gardening-tips.com/2008/04/15/salt-invasion-protect-your-gardens-and-lawns/

Salt Invasion: Protect Your Gardens and Lawns

Salt Invasion is a big problem not only for homes but also for gardens. Invasion of salt causes multifaceted problems. If you have been little ignorant about this problem then it is time to act. It is better late than never. Let us begin with spotting the salt in and around your home and garden. Have a look at the walkways, driveways, and roadsides near your home and garden and try to explore any possibility of salt existence. Few bare spots and compaction tolerant weeds along the driveway, roadside, or sideways could be having salt invasion. Sometimes it takes a little more efforts to identify the salt invasion as salt remains covered with a typical white or yellow crust. Inside homes if salt (Sodium Chloride) is used for de-icing purposes then it is more likely that salt invasion could damage other objects as well. Continue reading Salt invasion in the garden (Google / Home Gardening Tips)

Growing papaya from seeds / Culture de papayer à partir de semences (Willem)

Already published on my desertification weblog on March 26, 2007

Growing papaya from seeds / Culture de papayer à partir de semences

March 26, 2007

Posted by willem van cotthem in horticulture/gardening, salinity, food / food security, hunger / famine, desertification, rural development, technologies, poverty, water, agriculture, research. trackback , edit post

J’essaie de produire des jeunes pieds de papayer à partir de semences, trouvées dans des fruits brésiliens au supermarché.  Je fais appel à tous ceux qui veulent nous aider à cultiver des papayers dans les camps des réfugiés Sahraouis au S.W. de l’Algérie, en demandant debien vouloi m’envoyer des semences de n’importe quelle variété de papayer (voir mon adresse plus bas).  Merci d’avance !

In view of studying possibilities to grow papaya trees for our UNICEF ALGERIA project in the refugee camps of the Sahraouis people (region of Tindouf, S.W. Algeria), I have set up some experiments with seeds collected from some fruits purchased at a local supermarket (Brazilian fruits). Continue reading Growing papaya from seeds / Culture de papayer à partir de semences (Willem)