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A Fruit-Tree Pruning Primer
The first aspect of proper pruning is timing. When lateral branches are headed into one-year-old wood, the area near the cut is invigorated. Take off water sprouts/suckers, those vertically growing branches coming off roots, trunk, or limbs.
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What Are Stomata: Stoma Plant Pores And How They Work
Every time the stoma open, water release occurs. When the sun comes up, the cell begins to fill with water.When the guard cell is completely swollen, pressure builds up creating a pore and allowing the escape of water and exchange of gas.
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Willoughby
Containers and Baskets - A Primer on Seasonal Color Design
It should be free draining, loose and nutrient rich. Trailing plants emphasize and compliment a container with one main taller plant and smaller mixed species surrounding it. An excellent option is a balanced potting soil or a mixture of compost, top...
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El Segundo
Citrus - A Short Primer on How To Grow Them.
In pot culture all trees will be treated like young trees their whole life and will need deep watering once a week and might need water once a day if left outside in the warm summer months.
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El Segundo
Getting Attached To Your Equipment: A Primer On Tractor Attachments
These attachments will help you make quick work of mowing pasture, clearing tree lines or even tackling underbrush. When looking for implements to fit with your tractor, be realistic about the expectations you have for the type of farming or hobby farm...
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Philadelphia
Soil Porosity Information – Learn What Makes Soil Porous
Click here for soil porosity information.Soil porosity, or soil pore space, are the small voids between particles of soil. So what makes soil porous? For example, water and nutrients in macro-pores will be lost to gravity more quickly, while the very...
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Willoughby
Different Types of Soil Water
However, as the soil dries out, the pore size increases and gravity starts to turn capillary water into gravitational water and it moves down.Capillary water is the main water that is available to plants as it is trapped in the soil solution right next...
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Santa Monica
DIY Homesteader Busy Bags
My husband saves me any extra pieces of lumber he has after a project, which I then cut into various shapes. Here are some items you may wish to in your busy bags: DIY Blocks One of my favorite items to included are wooden shaped blocks.
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Philadelphia
What Do Plants Release Into the Air?
The amount of CO2 they release, however, is much less than the amount of CO2 they consume through photosynthesis. Plants respire through microscopic pores in the underside of their leaves; these pores are called stomata.
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Santa Monica
Why Do Water Plants Have Stomata on Upper Part of Their Leaves?
According to biologists at Colby College the leaf of the water lily has about 460 stomata per square millimeter on the upper surface of their leaves while many other plants, like the garden lily, have none at all.Stomata are useful to drought-threatened...
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Santa Monica
Unusual and Bizarre Plants - The Whisk Ferns
I have a nice group of them growing among the tightly packed roots at the base of a large Royal Palm. .read on to learn more. No leaves, either! Whoa. This is no problem for these plants, as they have no roots.
California
El Segundo
How to Identify Palm Tree Seeds
The hard seeds of Sabal palms are tiny and round by comparison, black or rusty colored. Nypa palms look like an arrowhead with a bristly point.Look at the color and shape of the seed.
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Santa Monica
How Does the Coconut Palm Reproduce?
This seed can be access through a pore in the endocarp of the fruit.When the coconut makes a sloshing sound when shaken, it is ready to be planted. Naturally, the seed inside the endocarp is the source of propagation for the coconut.
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Santa Monica
Unusual and Bizarre Plants - Welwitschia mirabilis
Plus, these stomata open up when fog rolls in, and close in the heat of the day, which is exactly the opposite of what happens in familiar plants we all know and love. They do provide some shade for the base of the plant, which provides a small respite...
California
El Segundo
Method of Gas Exchange in a Fungus
Soil is made of many different substances, include particles of minerals, water, roots and organisms like fungi. They manage this through the natural pores in soil. These hair structures are known as hyphae, and they can be so small that it is difficult...
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Santa Monica
Raising Butterflies - Member Methods
You won't want to send away for any butterfly larva that are not native to your area or who's host plant you can't locate. These enthusiasts are not commercial breeders or collectors, but butterfly lovers.Thanks also to those BugFiles Contributors —...
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El Segundo
How No-Till Farming Will Help You Save Water
Furthermore, the weight of tilling machines compacts those particles, making soil pores even smaller and, therefore, less able to receive and hold water. It's this pore space that enables the soil to store air and water storage.
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A podium for potassium
If the potassium deficiency is really bad, the leaves will become lace-like, then die and fall off. Thus a potassium deficiency shows up in the leaves first, notably in the older leaves.
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El Segundo
How to Remove a Wax Topping From Bamboo
The growth rings are the lighter green rings around the bamboo stalks. Allow the cut end to dry overnight. Mist the cut end with water after it has fully dried to promote new growth.
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Santa Monica
Soaker Hose Irrigation: How To Use Soaker Hoses In The Lawn And Garden
Soaker hose irrigation keeps the soil moist but never waterlogged, and the foliage remains dry. No precious water is wasted by evaporation, and water is delivered directly to the roots.
Ohio
Willoughby
Are Hibiscus Dicots or Monocots?
Dicots also have secondary growth, also known as wood. Monocots usually produce flower parts in multiples of three. Monocotyledons, or monocots, have one seed leaf; dicotyledons, or dicots, have two.Hibiscus is a dicot.
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Santa Monica
How to Identify Tree Fungus
In order to know the proper fungicide to use, you must identify the fungus. The characteristics of these fruiting bodies will determine the type of fungus that infects the tree. Fungus can be broken into two taxonomies.
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Santa Monica
Why Do Desert Plants Need Long Roots?
The roots spread out from the base of the plant deep into the earth. When these pores open, the plant looses water through evaporation. Typically, the roots are larger than regular thread roots so that they absorb more water.
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Santa Monica
Jade Plants: Shade or Outside Sun?
During the day, leaf pores close to stop the water and carbon dioxide from evaporating.Place jade plants in a sunny place, such as a bright windowsill, water sparingly and never position them in the shade.
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Santa Monica
Are Palm Trees Monocots?
The museum notes that palms, bamboo and yucca are among the monocots growing as trees. Dicot flower parts are in multiples of fours and fives. Dicots sometimes have woody stems, as seen on plants such as oak trees and roses.
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Santa Monica
Sun Vs. Shade Leaves
In these shade leaves, chloroplasts are larger and contain more of the chlorophyll needed to absorb light. Shaded by sun leaves, inner leaves adapt to become more efficient at capturing small amounts of sun.
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Santa Monica
Pamper Your Mom With DIY Herbal Facials
Breathe deeply and relax. Gently scrub face using small circular motions. You can enhance your steam by customizing it with specific herbs and essential oils for your skin type: Dry or sensitive skin: comfrey, rose petals, chamomile flowers , calendula...
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Philadelphia
Information On Chloride And Plant Growth
One of the most recent additions to the list of micronutrients is chloride. Fertilization and irrigation also contribute to chloride on garden soil.Chloride is easily dissolved in water and enters the plant through soil and air.
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Willoughby
Easy Ways to Make House Plant Leaves Shiny
There are a number of natural easy ways to shine houseplant leaves.Mix together equal parts of milk and water, and use the mixture to wipe plant leaves. Plants also filter dust with their transpiration process from the air.
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Santa Monica