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How to Age your Terracotta planter

You want your terracotta planter to look like it has seen many Tuscan summers. Terracotta is un-glazed, typically brownish – red earthenware from Italy. What you most likely have is a brand new ( no signs of Tuscan Summers ) shiny Terracotta planter. Well here is a trick that will help age your pot beautifully. […]

A rose by any other name

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet – Wikipedia Juliet: O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?Deny thy father and refuse thy name;Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,And I’ll no longer be a Capulet Romeo: [Aside] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this? Juliet: ‘Tis […]

PLASMOLYSIS Hmmm… Plasmy whaty ! Normal cells are in a state that is called ‘turgid’ – that is, they are pretty full of water and hence there is enough pressure against the cell wall for the cell membranes to keep their shape. If the plant does not receive water in time it wilts, which is […]

Global Seed Vault

Svalbard Global Seed VaultThe world’s largest secure seed storage can be found in the permafrost close to Longyearbyen. The Global Seed Vault is not open for visitors, but you can join organized trips with guides that will take you close to the entrance. About the seed vault  The seed vault was established so that gene […]