Sarah pushed the tops of her tomato plants apart again, gripping one of the random shoots that sprung off the plant with her bare hands. She pulled it off, then moved to another crowded plant top. As she discarded the removed piece of tomato plant, she noticed yet again the patch of tiny, red dots that had been growing on the back of her right hand. She continued to ignore it, finding other parts of the carefully tended tomato plant that needed removed for the good of the entire vine.

Ever since Sarah had started her garden earlier this spring, her hands had been plagued with these tiny, itchy red welts. She had been mostly ignoring them, hoping that the rashes would just go away, but as the weeks progressed and her garden grew bigger, these annoying rashes did nothing but spread and repopulate themselves. It looked as if a flea colony had taken up residence on her hands, and refused to bite her anywhere else.

Frustrated at the symptoms, Sarah stopped to scratch the unending itch on the back of her right hand before she plucked another young vine from the end of her tomato plant. She knew that these suckers, as they were called, needed to be removed while they were young in order to keep the nutrients in the main vine of the plant. This would make her tomatoes grow large. Her gardening app had taught her this much, but most of growing her first garden had been a mix of transferring knowledge from one type of plant to the other.

Now, with her young garden plants coming up in what was promising to be a harvest that even her grandmother would be proud of, Sarah wished that she had someone with experience to guide her through the little details that the apps all seemed to overlook. She lifted one of the dangling parts of her tomato plant and grabbed a bit of string from the pocket of her faded jeans. She tied this fallen branch of the tomato plant up and onto the wire rack that she had bought for this purpose.

Unexpected Help

While her back was turned, Sarah her a familiar cry. She rose from her garden plants and turned to see who was calling her. Amanda, her neighbor, came around the corner of the garage and smiled as she greeted her friend.
“So, how’s the garden going?” Amanda asked as she looked over the various garden plants that Sarah had been working so hard on producing.

“Pretty good,” Sarah answered. She pulled another string from her pocket and tied up yet another branch of the tomato plants while she spoke, “My onions all came up nicely, and my peppers are looking wonderful. I’m about to go to war with this tomato plant, though.”

Amanda frowned, noticing the rashes on Sarah’s hands while her friend worked, “What happened to your hands?”

“I’m not sure,” Sarah answered, pausing in her work to show the rashes off to her friend, “They’ve been like this ever since I started my garden.”

Amanda gave Sarah a funny look, “Did you ever consider that you might be allergic to one of your garden plants?”

Sarah returned the strange look, then glanced to her own hands, “But, I’m

Pruning raspberry plants does more than just keep your plants under control. To insure that light and air can get inside the plants and to facilitate pruning, keep your raspberry plants controlled in a row. To force your ever bearing raspberries to produce only one crop in the fall, prune back the entire raspberry bush in early spring. Make sure you don’t let them grow no more then 12 to 18inches. Knowing what to look for when buying raspberry bushes for your garden is very important to their success. New Heritage Raspberry plants produce huge berries without constant maintenance. Heritage Raspberry plants are a newly developed berry bush, bred and they produce huge, delicious berries. Also they have long season of fruiting. You’ll enjoy these delicious berries from June until winter much longer than most berry bushes, also they are better disease and drought resistance. Flavorful raspberries of the highest quality can be grown right in your own backyard. Raspberry bushes running riot are not only a nuisance, the taste and amount of the fruits will decline. Two years are required to establish a raspberry plant, but once established the planting can remain productive for several years if given good care. I do suggest you be careful of those poison ivy plants that may be growing next to the Raspberry plants.

Mulch is a useful tool for growing raspberries. The Romans spread the seed of raspberries throughout their empire as evidenced by seed of the raspberry vine in archaeological excavations in England that demonstrate that the English were gardeners growing richly with raspberry vines and raspberry bushes. Raspberries are best marketed by pick-your-own operations, due to the short shelf life, but the demand for raspberries has increased to a point that the berries are flown in by refrigerated air freight to satisfy to the demand for the raspberry. The growth habit of raspberries can be described as trailing raspberry vines or as erect, upright canes. High in antioxidants, these raspberries are every bit nutritious as they are flavorful. Besides their excellent flavor, raspberries are a nutritious food, contributing vitamins A and C and various minerals to the diet. Early to mid-season large and attractive fruits with mild flavor, medium to large fruits with good quality and flavor. Medium sized fruit with good flavor and freezing quality, small fruit with good color and fair flavor moderately productive. Vary cold hardy Medium sized fruit with good flavor. Medium to large sized fruit with good flavor. Large and reddish fruits that are sweet and flavorful when eaten fresh. Red late medium sized fruits with good color and flavor, firmness, and freezing quality. The fruiting canes of both raspberries and blackberries are fast-growing biennial croppers, while their roots are perennial. It takes practice to tell blackberry and raspberry canes apart, the only differences are that the raspberry canes are a little greener and more slender, while the blackberry canes are somewhat stouter and browner, and have ridges along the stem.

Freshly prepared and sugared raspberries are excellent when served alone or used to make a raspberry sundae. The red type is the second most popular type the red raspberry is first to ripen, followed by the black, purple, and yellow cultivars. It is also helpful to visit extension agents or local raspberry growers

You can tell a plant is starting to wilt when its leaves start to droop. Permanent wilting will cause the plant to die. However, if you address the underlying cause of the wilting as soon as you notice it, you can save the plant. Here are the top seven reasons that cause plants to wilt and how to fix the problem.

1. Under watering Plants derive their nutrients from water. If you under water a plant, it will not receive enough nutrients and it begins to die. The solution to this problem is simple water the plant more often. Unsure of how often to water? It really depends on the plant and its location. For example, an outdoor location that is exposed to the sun and winds will need more water than plants that are in the shade. To see if your plant needs water, simply touch the soil. If the soil is dry, then water the plant. If you need to, do this every day until you see a pattern showing how many days it takes for the soil to become dry.

2. Over watering Is just as dangerous as under watering. Too much water means that the roots of the plant cannot get enough oxygen, which is crucial for carrying the water throughout the plant. The short-term solution is to drain the excess water from the pot. The long-term solution is to give the plant less water. Remember however, it is more important to do a thorough watering once a week than to give the plant smaller amounts of water more frequently. The reason for this is because a thorough watering will allow the plant to develop a healthy and robust root system.

3. Root bound plants When there are more roots in the pot than soil, your plant is root bound. The reason that these plants wilt is that there is no soil to store any water for the future, so unless you water everyday, they don’t get the water they need. The solution? Re-pot the plant into a larger pot using lots of compost rich soil and water well.

4. Too much sun and heat The sun can scorch and burn both indoor and outdoor plants. As well, it is possible for plants to get too much heat. The solution is to move them if you can or provide a source of shade. Each plant is different in the amount of sun and heat that it can tolerate. If you are unsure, ask the staff at your local nursery. Not only will they know what each plant can tolerate, but they will also be familiar with the local climate and temperature zone.

5. Not enough light All plants need light to grow, although each one is different in the amount of light it needs. The first step in the solution to this problem is to check the recommended level of light for your particular plant. The next step is to move the plant to a sunnier location, or if it is an indoor plant, use artificial lights that are specifically designed for this purpose.

6. Over fertilizing Plants can burn if they receive too much fertilization. When adding fertilizer to the soil, be sure to carefully follow the directions on the package

Live aquarium plants can be a beautiful addition to an aquarium, whether you have it stocked with fish or not. But many aquarium owners who have trouble keeping their plants alive finally give up populate their aquarium with artificial plants. But keeping your plants alive and healthy is not really that difficult if you know what they like and need. Here are some of the main reasons that aquarium plants end up dying or not thriving well.

Failing to provide enough light for your plant. Light is extremely important for a plant. You can provide a plant with buckets of food and nutrients, but if you don’t give it enough light, it won’t last long. Now these days, most of the tanks that you find will come with a light attached to the tank top. Alternatively, it will come with pre-drilled holes that have been setup to allow you to install a light relatively easily. If not, most acrylic tanks will allow you to drill your own holes and set up your own lighting. Of course, another perfectly good alternative is simply to place your aquarium on the south side of your apartment or house, near a window where it will be sure to get plenty of light.

Not paying attention to your plant’s roots. If the plant is a new one, the brown leaves may be nothing more than the plant adjusting to it’s new home. Most plants experience some sort of shock when transplanted from one place to another. It’s nothing unusual. Just give it a bit of time to adjust and it should do fine. However, if your plant is an established plant and has been doing fine for a long time but suddenly the leaves start to turn brown and fall off – the roots may simply have come loose from the soil or gravel. It’s not unusual for roots to come loose in aquariums, especially if you have fish that love to dig. In this case, simply replant or reposition the plant making sure that the roots are well covered and secure.

Too many plants for the space. Plants are alive and need room to grow. In the closed confines of an aquarium, it’s easy to have a crowded aquarium. You have too many plants fighting for too few resources. Give your plants plenty of room to grow by providing it with a large enough aquarium to accommodate it’s future growth spurts. If it starts to get a bit unwieldy, it also helps to trim it every once in a while to control it’s growth.

The wrong plant in the wrong environment. Plants are living things. And like all living things they do better in some environments than in others. You may have fallen in love with the most perfect, beautiful tropical plant to your eyes. But, if you live in the northern part of Alaska, chances are your plant is not going to survive. Many times the cause of a dying plant can be traced directly back to it not being right for the environment it has been moved to.

Many times the poor performance of a plant is where it was purchased. It’s not unusual to discover that most animal and fish stores are set up to deal with animals, not plants. To many of them, plants are

Infrastructure can be defined as the basic physical and organizational structures needed for the operation of a nation. The term typically refers to the technical structures that support a society, such as roads, water supply, sewers, power grids, telecommunications, etc. Viewed functionally, infrastructure facilitates the production of goods and services; for example, roads enable the transport of raw materials to a factory, and also for the distribution of finished products to markets. The term may also include basic social services such as schools and hospitals.

Infrastructure is the mirror of a nation. When we talk about building a nation, we need to have better communication and that each part should be connected to the entire nation. For this the entire structure of infrastructure has to be developed and each part has to be well connected.

Each nation has to be fast developing its infrastructure to meet the needs of future and to be well connected; roads have to be well developed. Asphalt is considered to be the best road building material. It binds well and is also durable.

An asphalt plant is a plant used for the manufacture of asphalt, macadam and other forms of coated road stone, sometimes collectively known as blacktop. Road building demands the combination of a number of aggregates, sand and a filler (such as stone dust), in the correct proportions, heated, and finally coated with a binder, usually bitumen based or, in some cases, tar.

Asphalt Plants are primarily divided into two types: Continuous Mixing Type (Drum Mix Plants) and Batch type asphalt plants.

In the continuous plant, raw aggregate is fed into the cold aggregate feeders and specific quantity is delivered to the drum where initially drying and then mixing with bitumen takes place. The temperature inside the drier drum is around 150-180 degree Celsius. The finished product is almost invariably discharged into a hot store rather than directly into delivery vehicles.

Hot storage SILOS can also be used with the plant to store the mix material when needed. Pollution control devices like the venturi type dust collector device and even bag house can be fitted with the plant.

The main advantages of this plant are:

Continuous mixing type plants are cheaper to own. Drum type asphalt plants are easier and faster to erect and install. Drum mix plants are low on maintenance. Asphalt drum mix plants are low on transport costs. Asphalt mixing plants are accurate with only +/- 2% variations. Drum type asphalt plants takes less space to fit.