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  1. Plants in the dorm: steal us the oxygen?
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  1. It is a legend that the plants in the bedroom are harmful because they take the O2 and emit CO2. This is false because a plant consumption is minimal, much more oxygen consumes the couple who can sleep at the side, or a pet... Even the imaginary problems should disappear with sleep with the door or open window.
  2. In hospitals the plants and flowers smell bothers the patient, they also carry pathogens that can affect the patient. It is enough to bring a few flowers, three roses or daisies.
  3. Water from air conditioning: does to water the plants?
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  1. Water dripping from air conditioning is good for watering plants.
  2. To be distilled is more pure, more or less like the rain, without salts, lime or chlorine and with a slightly acidic pH.
  3. For carnivorous is optimal, since they do not hold the tap water by lime. Very good for acidophiles (hydrangeas, gardenia, azalea, Heather, fuchsia, Camellia, etc.) and in general is better than the tap.
  4. Vinegar: it serves to acidify the hard water?
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  1. A few drops of vinegar into the shower is good for the acidophil plants, acidifies water, but is cheaper to use citric acid and a virtually pure substance as this is very well controlled dose to not acidify the water excess or understatement.
  2. He is recommended to use citric acid plant in container and sulphate of iron for plants in the ground. Citric acid is applied in each irrigation and sulphate of iron in a monthly watering.
  3. Irrigation in absence: how to keep plants 1 month alone?
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  1. A watering can be mounted drip using a drum of 25 or 50 litres, an aquarium pump, a valve after the pump (so when you stop eject water does not siphon effect) and a digital programmer of irrigation that make 2 or 3 times a day is open so it is dripping drippers 1 or 2 minutes to each pot.
  2. They also sell irrigation kits drip already yet assembled.
  3. Pellets or kind of eggs in the land of the pots: what?
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  1. These balls are not eggs, are slow release fertilizer, often used in nurseries since they miss it only once or twice a year and saving labor in several subscribers. Which are viscous on the inside, loose dust or are empty depends on the State of the subscription.
  2. It could also be balls of polystyrene (styrofoam) or perlite (a substrate).
  3. Snail or slug eggs are grouped to form packages of up to 50 eggs viscous and are little ones.
  4. Rust or white crust on the surface of the Earth of the pot: is it bad?
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  1. It might rust by excess of irrigation or moisture, or an accumulation of salts from the water with lime (e.g. tap water) and fertilizers.
  2. Improve the lack of ventilation, remove the Earth's surface from time to time aerating the substrate and water less. Irrigation "down" with the plate method (put the pot over a container with water so that it will absorb it through the holes below).
  3. Garden without weeds: without using herbicides?
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  1. In the plot of fruit make a selection of natural cover: at the beginning by removing with hoe pinchosas herbs and root chard (just leaving out) and leaving only those grasses and similar more aesthetic. Finally some grasses spontaneous to cut or cleared may be installed will not produce seeds and looks like grass.
  2. At the foot of the plants is put padding (plants that you boot, small or shredded remains of pruning or pine bark), in this way the herbs may not germinate.
  3. Another option is to place a mesh should and on gravel or pine bark.
  4. Use plants cubresuelo: dimorphotecas, carpobrotus, lamprantus, etc., in addition to be very green and bloom, need little water and not let out weeds.
  5. With hard as bindweed or grass, try boot root with the wet ground, much padding and patience, increasingly will be less, will weaken to pluck it out.
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