The results showed that adding caffeine to the soil increased the acidity of the soil which was toxic to certain plants and did not make them grow faster. In fact, adding caffeine to the soil stunted the growth and actually killed some of the plants.
· A profile: Angolan coffee today. Angola primarily grows robusta coffee, with some arabica farms that have recently been established at higher altitudes along the country’s Central Plateau.. JC Mainga is a Director at the Angola National Institute of Coffee (INCA). This organisation oversees coffee research and the distribution of seedlings. He says: “In Angola, …
· Global coffee shop closures are commonplace, there is an increasing interest in plant-based products, and convenience is high on the agenda for consumers. With this in mind, RTD milk-based beverages could prove to be a significant opportunity for coffee brands in consuming markets around the world.
· Singapore’s growing specialty coffee market. Today, Singapore consumes around 15,000 metric tonnes of coffee a year. Divided by its population of 5.7 million, this works out at around 2.6kg per capita. Victor Mah is the President of the Singapore Coffee Association and the ASEAN Coffee Federation.
· Mixing some coffee grounds into the potting mix is a natural, eco-friendly way to balance the pH levels of the soil and support your plant’s growth. Pro tip: To prevent blossom end rot — which is primarily a calcium nutrient deficiency …
· The coffee grounds and worm castings are powerful fertilizers, that release their nutrients back slowly to the plants as they grow. It is a mixture our tomatoes thrive on! And I have to say, the worm castings are truly the star ingredient that makes a difference.
· Garlic and Onion. Not only do garlic and onions go well with peppers and tomatoes in the kitchen, they also grow well in the garden together. Plant onions and garlic near or with tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, carrots, lettuce and basil. In addition to avoiding planting near beans, keep away from peas and strawberries as well.
· Chives, mint, oregano, basil, thyme and other herbs do not establish deep roots. Nor does lettuce, kale and other greens. That makes them all ideal candidates for growing in small pots. Even better, many of the herbs can be quite aromatic. They are simply wonderful for placing as a centerpiece on an outdoor dining, coffee or end table.
· So how much water do your plants need when for growing great cucumber plants? Most vegetable plants (tomatoes, peppers, corn, etc.) can survive and thrive on 1″ per week of water. But cucumbers need nearly double that at around 2″ for maximum health and production. That means watering plants 2 to 3 times per week when rain isn’t falling.
· We plant each of our growing rows with a thick cover crop of annual rye every fall. It fills in quickly to protect the soil over the winter from both erosion and drifting weed seeds. Even more, its roots also drive down into the soil to enrich and loosen the soil for better plant growth the following planting season.
Kiwi plant can grow well under full sun to partial shade sunlight. But for heavy fruiting prefer to place the pot under full sunlight. Daily 6 to 8 hours of daily sunlight is ideal for growing kiwis. But during hot summer days or freezing col winters, protect your plant by …