Friday , November 16 2018

Onions

Grown as annuals, bulb onions are one of the most cultivated crop in our gardens and one of the most used vegetable in our kitchen. Eaten raw or cooked, this can be used in the kitchen all year round. The bulbs may be rounded, flattened or have a long torpedo …

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Cape Gooseberries

Cape Gooseberries (Physalis peruviana) are big, shrubby plants, annuals in at temperate regions and a perennials in the tropics. The plants are frost tender and are killed at temperatures of about -1 Celsius degrees (30 F) so if you live in a temperate region is better to grow them in …

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Propagate Herbs in Water

If you like to use fresh herbs when cooking and you keep buying them maybe you should start thinking how to propagate them and stop buying so many. Many of the herbs that we currently use for cooking can be easily propagate in water. For best results start with easy …

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Plant up Roses in Pots

Early spring is the right time to replant your pot grown plants. Roses make no exception. Special varieties, like the flowering carpet, miniature roses and elegant standards ones look wonderful on a patio, adding color and interest. Use a soil-based compost to plant roses or any other shrubs in containers …

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Chitting Potatoes

Although potatoes can be purchased fairly inexpensively, it’s still a good idea to know how to grow your own. Potato plants are grown from seed potatoes. Never use potatoes that you bought from your supermarket as seed potatoes. Always buy your seed potatoes from local nurseries, seed sellers or from …

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Birdhouses

When spring is near, you might want to keep in your garden the birds that you have been feeding all winter. Late winter is the right time to consider building some nesting places for them in order to encourage them to nest in your garden and to help you with …

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Scorzonera

This root vegetable is a hardy perennial but is normally grown as an annual. The black-skinned, white-fleshed roots grow longer than 20 cm and wide of about 4 cm across the neck. The plants grow to about 90 cm tall and produce yellow flowerheads. The whole plants are edible, even …

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Spearmint

Spearmint is a herbaceous rhizomatous perennial that grow 30-100 cm tall. Being a perennial plant, it will return to your garden year after year. It has hairy stems and foliage and a wide-spreading fleshy underground rhizome. The leaves are 5-9 cm long and 1.5-3 cm broad, with a serrated margin. …

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Tangelo

Tangelo (Citrus × tangelo), is a citrus fruit hybrid of tangerine and pomelo or grapefruit (C. reticulata × C. maxima or x C. paradisi). They are also known as honeybells because of their shape. There are two varieties of tangelo that are most commonly available: the Minneola and the Orlando. …

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Pomelo

Pomelo (Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis) is a crisp citrus fruit native to South and Southeast Asia. An alternative name for pomelo is shaddock. The pomelo fruit is the largest of all citrus fruits, measuring 15-25 cm in diameter and weighing 1-2 kg. The pomelo tree is an evergreen which …

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