Frederick Leeth
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How to grow Collard Greens plants with celery seeds -
09.02.2024 / 18:41

How to grow Collard Greens plants with celery seeds

Sow celery thinly in pots or boxes in heat in March for early varieties, or in a cold house in mid-April for the main crop. Prick off into deep seed boxes as soon as the seedlings are large enough to handle, at 5cm (2in) intervals. After hardening off, plant out from mid May to the end of June, in prepared trenches. This is not only helpful in earthing but enables watering to be carried out by flooding the trench.

How to grow Anaphalis - - Greece
09.02.2024 / 17:12

How to grow Anaphalis

Said to be an old Greek name for a similar plant (Compositae). Hardy perennials with white wooly foliage and flowers which can be cut before maturity and dried for use as `everlastings’, sometimes being dyed.

How to grow Aquilegia -
09.02.2024 / 16:52

How to grow Aquilegia

The flower form resembles an eagle’s claw, hence the probable origin of this name from aquila the Latin for eagle (Ranunculaceae). Columbine. Hardy herbaceous perennials for the herbaceous border and rock garden. The flowers and leaves are very dainty. Unfortunately, they are inclined to be short lived in heavy wet soils, but they are easily increased by seed. The flowers appear in May and June in a wide range of colors from yellows and creams to blues and reds and purples. The garden hybrids have been raised from various species, e.g. the long-spurred hybrids from Aquilegia longissima. ‘Mrs. Scott Elliott’s’ is a well-known strain, and more recently, there are the McKana Giant hybrids, with larger flowers and long spurs.

Growing corn and Sweet corn – what are the facts -
09.02.2024 / 16:04

Growing corn and Sweet corn – what are the facts

No other vegetable captures the succulence of summer like sweet corn. Whether you like your kernels white, yellow, or with both colors on the same ear, new hybrids offer incredibly delicious flavor with very little effort.

How to grow Mushrooms - - Greece
09.02.2024 / 15:35

How to grow Mushrooms

From the time of the Greeks and Romans, various fungi have been eaten as a delicacy and the expert can find many varieties growing wild which are equal, if not superior, in flavor to the mushroom (Psalliotta campestris). But there are also a number of poisonous fungi, some deadly. The field mushrooms which appear in profusion in meadows in the moist autumn days are perfectly safe, but the inexperienced townsman would be well advised to make sure first that he is actually picking field mushrooms, because some poisonous fungi are very similar. Cultivated mushrooms are absolutely reliable and a valuable food as well as a delicacy.

7 Plants I Always Start From Seed -
09.02.2024 / 12:25

7 Plants I Always Start From Seed

7 Plants I Always Start From Seed Learn about the plants I love growing from seed each year! Whether it's trying something unique, growing heirlooms, or saving money, I'll share how & why here. My favorite plants to start from seed every year & why!

How to grow Broccoli -
09.02.2024 / 12:24

How to grow Broccoli

This is another variety, italica, of Brassica oleracea. Both purple and white sprouting produce a profusion of young shoots invaluable for prolonging the supplies of winter greens. Purple sprouting is the most hardy and will safely overwinter in most open situations.

How to grow Shallots -
09.02.2024 / 11:29

How to grow Shallots

Some people prefer the milder flavor of shallot, Allium ascalonicum, which they grow in place of onions. However, shallots are grown for pickling. When stocks of non-bolting onion sets were not available, many gardeners found shallot growing far easier than onion growing. The soil in which they are to be grown must be well-drained and, unless very large bulbs are required, without manure or fertilizers. A very poor soil is greatly improved by being mulched with garden compost just prior to planting time.

Trees with Red and Purple Foliage - - Norway
26.01.2024 / 15:19

Trees with Red and Purple Foliage

Placing trees of these colors needs great care, but their colors mingled with the multitude of others in autumn are effective and of great beauty; they do not blend well with the normal greens, particularly if used in quantity. They should, therefore, be used sparingly in isolation at points where they will inevitably catch the eye.

9 Types of Unique Trailing Plants You Should Grow Indoors - - Bolivia - city Boston
25.01.2024 / 06:31

9 Types of Unique Trailing Plants You Should Grow Indoors

If you want cool plants for your home, try these unique trailing ones! Like Trailing Begonia with pretty leaves, Trailing Jade for hanging pots, Trailing Rosemary for fragrant greenery, and Trailing Peperomia with nice patterns. Also, check out Trailing African Violet, Trailing Ferns, Trailing Spider Plant, and Trailing Calathea. Read more about each one below.

How To Grow A Victoria Plum Tree (Prunus domestica) - - Britain
24.01.2024 / 18:11

How To Grow A Victoria Plum Tree (Prunus domestica)

The Victoria plum, Prunus domestica ‘Victoria’, is Britain’s best-known plum variety. It produces heavy crops of delicious, egg-shaped fruits, ideal for use in jams and chutneys, as well as eating straight from the tree.

Growing Guide for Helenium -
22.01.2024 / 21:21

Growing Guide for Helenium

After Helen of Troy ; according to legend the flowers sprang from her tears (Compositae). Sneezeweed. Hardy herbaceous perennials from North America, good for cutting and popularly grown for their late summer flowers. The disc of the flower head is very prominent, a characteristic of the entire genus.

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