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There are certain global events that everyone knows. If you've never heard of St Patrick's Day, people will likely ask you what planet you are from. Globally, people grow up hearing tales of Carnival in Brazil, Oktoberfest in Germany, and several other festivals that are also celebrated in smaller numbers outside their home countries. But what of the world’s lesser-known celebrations? Have you ever heard of Spain’s baby jumping festival? Or the Monkey Buffet Festival in Thailand? (No, it doesn’t involve humans eating them.)
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Let’s take a look at some kooky and intriguing festivals that you can check out this year to liven up your travel schedule a bit.
The Finns may be best known for their saunas and their vodka, but there’s also a tradition that developed relatively recently - back in the early 90s - which has rapidly gained popularity and even made its way to other countries. The Finnish call it eukonkanto , and it literally translates to “wife carrying.” As odd as this might sound, it has become a regular tradition in the country, and people have created different variations of it.
Participants are tasked with carrying their wives through an obstacle course over a 253.5 meter distance, and they can do so in different ways - on their backs, baby-style, or however else that they can think of. The grand prize is the weight of the winning
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The following is excerpted from Taras Grescoe’s The Lost Supper, and has been lightly edited for length and clarity.
Gardening is, or at least should be, an ongoing learning process. It can include trial and error (and sometimes failure), but for me, the most exciting part is discovering new plants. When I find an unfamiliar plant, it’s pretty exciting, since I’ve grown nearly everything over the years and not much surprises me.
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TO SAY I WAS surprised would be understating it. A lot. When I got the call from the Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania recently that I’d been named as the 2024 recipient of their prestigious Scott Medal, I was completely caught off guard.
Of these two shoots pruned from a blueberry plant, which would have produced larger, higher quality berries?
Whether you’re starting seeds off in the cold, winter months, encouraging cuttings to root or raising tender plants originally from warmer climates, a constant heat source will help create the best conditions to nurture them. Heated propagators are an ideal accessory which, depending on the type you choose, either offers a consistent, ambient temperature or can be set at a particular temperature to suit your needs. Because of our cooler temperatures, warmer climate plants like tomatoes, aubergines, chilli and bell peppers and squashes need a long growing season to give them time to grow, flower, produce fruit and for the fruit to ripen. Germinating them indoors in a heated propagator early in the year, when outside it would be much too cold for them to grow, ensures they get the long growing season they need. But even hardier and native plants benefit from being germinated at a constant temperature.
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