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September 6, 2016
by Cristina
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10 Great Ideas For A Fantastic Autumn

Looking for some fun autumn activities? Each season has its own beauty. So why not enjoy it? Here are 10 great ideas for a fantastic autumn season.

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Go For Long Walks

Long walks during the autumn season are such a lovely thing to do. Everything changes and you get to see it. Beautiful views, spectacular, colorful trees, flowers and grass. The cool chilly autumn air and the golden sunlight.

A simple walk will distress you, relax you and overall make you feel great. A walk in the morning through the grass full of dew can be such a refreshing experience. Take a friend, your family, your dog and enjoy the walk.

Paint

With autumn here and all those gorgeous colors you’ll find plenty of inspiration and lovely things to paint. Paint a house, a tree, the leaves, a forest, whatever you like. Paint alone or with someone dear. If you have kids even better. They will love it!

It will relax you, help you take your mind off your problems and it’s a great way to spend some time with yourself or with the ones you love. Get creative, grab some colorful leaves and make something with them. You can even frame it and put it on the wall.

Fall Festivals

Grab some friends or simply take your family to a festival. There are so many during autumn season and so beautiful. You’ll have fun, good food, music and drinks. Just enjoy your time and have fun.

Barbecue Evenings With The Family

Why not invite all your family or friends to a barbecue? Or anyone dear to you who you love spending time with. We often get lost in our day to day activities that we forget to spend time with the people we love and simply live!

So get them all together and have some great time.

Wine Tasting

C’mon…who would not like this? Or even better help making the wine. You can even buy grapes and do it yourself!

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August 17, 2012
by Cristina
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How to grow a mango tree from seed

Lately I see people coming to my blog looking for a way to grow a mango tree because of my baby mango tree.

So this post is for those people wanting to grow an indoor mango tree. I have 3 mango trees 🙂 Two of them are 1 year old and the third one is 8 months old.

Here’s what I did 🙂

Ate the mango ( pick the ripest mango you can find ). Ok so now you will have a big seed left. What I did was a small cut with a knife in the husk ( around the side ) and carefully opened the husk with my fingers. You will have a big bean now.

If the bean looks healthy plant it in a pot with the hump side up and a little exposed like in the picture below.

My mango tree

All my three mango trees were first planted in tiny pots and later I put them in bigger pots. Plant them in good potting soil with plenty of sand. The pot size depends on how big you want the tree to be. Make sure it has a good drainage and keep the soil moist. Put it in a sunny place.

And that’s it! They grow pretty fast and it’s a joy to see them becoming lovely mango trees. In the winter season I keep them inside in a warm place with plenty of light and in summer I put them outside in full sun and they are very happy.

Mango is a delicious and healthy tropical fruit rich in antioxidants and vitamins, it’s good for immune system and releases stress.

With patience and care you can still get an indoor mango tree . The plant grows fairly quickly if cared for properly. In summer you can keep it in your yard or balcony and it will certainly be happy. Mango loves full sun!

Good luck growing mangoes!