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Natural Rooting Methods – Organic Rooting Options For Cuttings
These can be bought in the store, but if you want to stay away from chemicals or simply save some money, there are plenty of organic ways of making your own rooting hormone at home, often from materials you probably already have.One of the main ingredients...
Ohio
Willoughby
Farmers Markets Food, Fun and Family
In small towns the market might consist of pickups backing into parking spaces around the town square to sell their goods.I've been to many markets from Connecticut to Missouri, from Michigan to Florida.
California
El Segundo
Propagating With Semi-Hardwood Cuttings: How To Do a Snap Test For Semi-Hardwood Cuttings
When testing semi-hardwood cuttings for propagation, a stem is bent back toward itself. These cuttings are usually taken in winter, when the plant is dormant.Plant breeders perform a simple test called a snap test to determine if a stem is suitable for...
Ohio
Willoughby
About Semi-Hardwood Cuttings – Information On Semi-Hardwood Propagation
Ideal length is about 4 to 6 inches (10-15 cm.).Strip the leaves from the lower half of the stem, but leave at least two upper leaves intact.Plant semi-hardwood cuttings in a container filled with sterile, unfertilized potting mix or clean, coarse sand.
Ohio
Willoughby
What Are Root Cuttings: Information On Taking Cuttings From Root Growth
Cover the root pieces with about a half-inch of mix. Take cuttings from root growth in late winter or early spring, before the plant breaks dormancy. Avoid those that show signs of insects, disease or rot.The new shoots grow from the part of the root...
Ohio
Willoughby
Honey As A Root Hormone: How To Root Cuttings With Honey
Some people have even added honey toto aid in rooting. Keep reading to learn more about how to use honey for cuttings.We all know that honey has many health benefits. Honey for cuttings has been found effective using a number of potting mediums, including...
Ohio
Willoughby
Root Stimulating Hormone: How To Use Rooting Hormones For Plant Cuttings
Remove leaves from your cutting before starting the rooting process. Popular ways to make new plants is from root cuttings, stem cutting and leaf cuttings—often using a root hormone.
Ohio
Willoughby
Why Papaya Fruit Drops: Causes Of Papaya Fruit Drop
If papaya fruit is falling off when it is small, about the size of golf balls, the fruit drop is probably natural. But it's disappointing when you see the papaya dropping fruit before it ripens.
Ohio
Willoughby
Papaya Tree Facts: Growing Info And Care of Papaya Fruit Trees
This large, short-lived perennial plant with a single trunk can reach up to 30 feet at maturity. The female and bisexual plants are the only ones that produce fruit. Provide young plants fertilizer every 14 days using ¼ pound of complete fertilizer.
Ohio
Willoughby
Farmers\' markets celebrate the summer harvest
Crispy little pickling cucumbers are a delicacy I can only find at the farmers' market or in my own garden (unless the groundhog eats them).Prices vary, but if somebody has a bumper crop of cukes to move, I know I'll be able to stock up and make a big...
California
El Segundo
Free Plants from Cuttings: Propagating Pelargoniums and other Woody Herbs
Dibble a hole with your finger, or just stick the cutting straight down into the potting mix. Once the cutting "takes," the pinched top will branch out to start forming a bushy little plant.Most seem to root best when stuck in lightly moistened potting...
California
El Segundo
Top Twelve Garden Plants to Grow from Cuttings
What a great feeling that is.Here is a gardenia that was rooted in soil. Simply jab straight down. Remember, they are not going to live here; they are only beginning their life in this little pot.I would recommend a soil mixture of one part sand to one...
California
El Segundo
Pass-Along Houseplants: Grow a Jungle of Hanging Baskets from Cuttings
I love the bright apple-green color and shiny scalloped leaves.It seems to do well with both wet and dry soils, so it makes a good companion for a lot of other plants.Spider plants most often are seen in variegated or solid green forms.I also have a slower-growing...
California
El Segundo
Starting Deciduous Plants from Hardwood Cuttings
For a few cuttings, a container is quite suitable, but if many are to be placed, a trench dug outdoors ina protected place might be the best bet. This can be in a container or in an outside trench.
California
El Segundo
Minnie and the Rose Cuttings
In the coming spring, when the temperatures are higher than 50F (10C) during the day, I remove the caps from the bottles to prevent overheating of the plant. I use cut polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles to cover the cuttings after planting; they...
California
El Segundo
A facelift for your \
Take a break from your double-digging and bush whacking to do some easy, nip and tuck, maintenance on houseplants. (Use caution withThere's another good reason to pop a plant out of the pot and take a look, especially if you have let your plants take...
California
El Segundo
Spaghetti squash: fun to eat and easy to grow
I spread the seeds out on a paper towel to dry. A world of fun and unusual plants is waiting to be discovered. "Right, you are going to get spaghetti from a squash," I thought. For the sake of size comparison, I put some of each seed on the paper towel.
California
El Segundo
Learning To Eat Wildflowers
Search online for reputable websites about wild edibles that cite their sources. With some help from knowledgeable naturalists, I am learning to identify and appreciate the diversity of spring flowers that have been growing naturally for many centuries.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Tropical Hibiscus - Fragile, Fleeting, and Fabulous
Too much light will cause the cutting to try to grow UP instead of concentrating on root growth. The blooms may only last a day, and you have to be careful about temperatures, but these gorgeous lovelies are well worth planting.
California
El Segundo
Spotlight on Propagating Houseplants
Why not garden indoors?Propagating new plants from your tropical houseplants can be a simple and very satisfying way to garden. Weeks later, roots start to grow. Here's a few ways of keeping cuttings moist:Mist them several times each day with a spray...
California
El Segundo
How to Care for Papaya
Irrigation is perhaps the most critical aspect of growing papayas. The flavor is not quite as intense as the Hawaiian fruit, but also delicious. It contains a substance called papain that aids in digestion and can help to tenderize meat.These trees thrive...
California
Santa Monica
Time to Eat Broccoli!
Photo by Rick Gush We don't enjoy the tast of broccoli Romana as much as the green variety. The really fresh stuff looked pretty good, but after being steamed for a few minutes it turned a ridiculously bright green that just radiates health.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Support Your Vines
I keep my cages year after year, and as yet, I have not lost one to rot or rust. It's strong, sturdy, and reusable. Height, too, is easily adjusted. You can cut it in half for cages 2.5 feet in height—or for whatever height you desire.Keeping the cage...
California
El Segundo
How to Cut and Dry Bamboo
For smaller, slender canes, use pruners. Do this once a week for several months or until the bamboo is cured. They also work well in the garden as stakes or trellises for climbing vines, or veggies like beans or tomatoes.
California
Santa Monica
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The result is a lush, one-of-a-kind bouquet.My favorite florist flowers to use for this strategy are long-lasting roses, daisies,alstroemeria. The resulting bouquet is practically guaranteed to elicit admiration and the question, ?Are those from your...
California
El Segundo
Trailing Coleus: Overwintering in a Basket
All that tending and diligence has got me here, and now I must choose.rooting some cuttings in water, and potting up several different varieties in baskets I can maximize space and reduce the cost of shelving and lighting.
California
El Segundo
Using Cuttings And Leaf Cuttings To Propagate Your Houseplants
The leaf joint is where new roots will develop. When new growth appears, it indicates that the young cuttings have taken root and are mature enough to safely be potted.A leaf petiole cutting uses a leaf and its stalk (the petiole).
Ohio
Willoughby
How to Eat Persimmon Seeds
They also made a beer-like drink from it, and roasted the seeds for flour. Native Americans ate the ripe fruit right off the tree, or dried it, or made breads, jams, and jellies with it.
California
Santa Monica
Five Ways to Eat Melons
At home many things sprouted amid the geraniums. Jhausman Five Ways to Eat Melons Here are five ways to get creative with serving melons. I'll wait until next year to be harder-hearted about pulling them out.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia