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Stinging nettle how long does it last

How long does it last? In normal circumstances, stinging nettle rash should disappear within 24 hours....

How big was the amazon rainforest before deforestation

In the nine years from 1991 to 2000, the total area of Amazon rainforest cleared since 1970 rose from 419,010 to 575,903 km2 (161,781 to 222,35...

How to care for a lantana plant

Lantana is fairly drought tolerant but benefits from about an inch of water per week once the plant is established. Don't water until th...

What do slugs drink

Slugs do not need a separate water dish, just a moist environment. You should, therefore, spray the enclosure with a water bottle each day. You...

How do you grow broccoli

Broccoli requires a site with exposure to full sun (6 to 8 hours per day). Lack of sunlight may produce thin, leggy plants and subpar heads. Pl...

How to plant root bound plants

Make a series of vertical slits along the sides of the root ball, then slice a deep X in the bottom surface of the root ball before p...

How to lure out a mosquito

The flashlight hunting method Turn on a single, small light source - a lamp, phone, tablet. Keep your flashlight off for now. Roam the room slowly and...

How to make bone meal for animals

Boil the bones fat neck and cartilage till gelatinous. Make individual servings by freezing in Ice cube trays. Bones are soft fro...

When do grapefruit trees bear fruit

“Typically, the trees bloom in April and May, but you may not harvest until next summer or fall,” explained Blakely. “Grapefruit h...

What is a tamarisk tree

Tamarisk is an invasive shrub or small tree that is found across the American West. Also known as saltcedar, tamarisk favors site...

What is sugar cane used for

The by-products from cane sugar processing, namely the straw and bagasse (cane fibres), can be used to produce cellulosic ethanol...

How to remove iron stain

Make a paste with a teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a little amount of tartar cream or little bit non-gel toothpaste. Now, apply this paste on t...

When to harvest luffa

Niki recommends picking baby luffa gourds when they are about 2 to 3 inches long if you want to eat them. “Be sure to harvest them bef...

What is the purpose of grass

Grass-covered lawns, prairies and hillsides help prevent erosion by keeping soil in place with their root systems. 7. Grass lawns improv...

How tall does cilantro grow

Cilantro easily grows into a leafy rosette of aromatic fresh flavor that just can't be replaced by the dried leaves in the grocery spice rack. However...

How do bearberry plants survive in the tundra

The bearberry plants have made many adaptations that allow for success in their tundra biome. It is a very short plant which help...

What are funeral flowers

Lilies. The lily is the flower most commonly associated with funeral services as they symbolize the innocence that has been restored to ...

How to keep black snakes away from chicken houses

Eliminate Snake Attraction To The Chicken CoopCut Grass, Move Debris Piles, And Trim Back Bushes.Clean Up The Ro...

What is garden soil

This is topsoil, enriched with compost and other organic matter so it's nutritious for plants. It has a heavier texture and holds water longer than po...

How to harvest pistachios at home

Harvest pistachios by using a stout pole to knock the nuts from the branches onto a tarp spread beneath the tree. Because the nuts have split s...

How deep to plant freesia bulbs

WHEN AND WHERE TO PLANT FREESIA Plant the corms pointed end up, 1” to 2” deep and 2” to 3” apart. Over time they w...

How long are shallots good for

Properly stored shallots can last up to 2 months....

What is the function of sori

Sori are clusters of sporangia found only in ferns (singular: sorus). This is a specialized outgrowth of the leaf that functions in protect...

How to transplant knockout roses

Remove the Knockout Rose from its current growing location. Place the shovel into the soil approximately 2 feet away from the center of the bus...

How far apart to plant daylilies

As an edging along a walk, space the daylily plants 12-18 inches apart in a single line. One to four inches of mulch will retain soil mo...

How long can potatoes stay in the ground

This means skins will be very fragile and the potatoes will not keep as long as those that are allowed to fully mature and...

What oak trees produce acorns the fastest

A Texas native, the Nuttall Oak is the fastest growing oak tree of all oak species, growing to 70 feet tall with a 40 foot...

How to make a small backyard look bigger

Small front yards and side yards can also benefit from these tips, too.Lay Pavers and Decking in the Right Directi...

How much sun do carrots need

As a basic rule of thumb, vegetables grown for their fruit or roots - such as tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, squash, potatoes, or carrots - re...

How to kill rabbits in your yard

Spray very hot sauce, like capsaicin, on plants. Keep habitat less attractive, by eliminating excess plant life or long grass. If you use a cage trap,...

What chipmunks like to eat

Chipmunks aren't particularly choosey about what they eat. Along with seeds and fungi they scarf grain, fruit, nuts, insects, worms, bird eggs ...

Where do gardenias grow best

Gardenias usually perform best in full sun but may appreciate shade during the hottest part of the day in the warmest parts of their har...

What vitamins are in mangos

Mangos are also an excellent source of:Vitamin A.Vitamin C.Vitamin K.Potassium.Beta-carotene...

What does lilac smell like

Scent. Common lilacs have a strong, sweet, heady scent that is almost cloying. Most people find the fragrance of lilacs a...

How are chia seeds harvested

Harvesting Chia Seeds Chia seeds are easy to harvest from slightly dried flower heads. As the pretty purple flowers of the chi...

What is the difference between locusts and grasshoppers

Locusts and grasshoppers are the same in appearance, but locusts can exist in two different behavioural states (solitary and gregarious)...

What is a bleeding heart flower

Common bleeding heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) is a spring-blooming herbaceous perennial plant that grows arching stems from rhizomato...

How long do calla lily plants last

They are easy to arrange and can last for up to two weeks in a vase. Planting callas in a cutting garden allows you to grow a wide range of dif...

What are buckeyes used for

Native Americans once used buckeyes for both nutritional and medicinal purposes. These tribes would crush and knead the nuts into a salve for r...

What kind of tree grows coconuts

L. The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the palm tree family (Arecaceae) and the only living species of the genus ...

When to pick green beans from garden

Pick green or snap beans when pods are young and tender, about 3 inches long or just before seeds begin to bulge and grow plump. Bean...

How far apart to plant knockout roses

How close together can I plant my Knock Out® Roses? All of the Knock Out® Roses should be planted on 3' ce...

How much sun does a garden need

The most important factor is the amount of sun. No vegetables will grow in a shady spot. At a minimum, you will need at least three hour...

How does edamame grow

Edamame requires a long growing season. Like bush beans, edamame grows from 1 to 3 feet tall and does not typically requir...

What does an azalea bush look like

In general, an Azalea bush is smaller in height, leaves, and blooms. Most varieties of Azaleas grow two to eight feet tall. Fragrant blo...

How to get rid of sod

Another popular and very useful way to dispose of sod is to make a composting sod pile. In an out of the way part of your yard, l...

How to freeze fresh okra

InstructionsPreheat oven to 300 degrees. Then begin by washing okra. Place sliced okra on a sheet pan and place...

How long to infuse water

How long should I infuse the water? A good rule of thumb is to infuse for 1-2 hours at room temperature or in the fridge for 3-4 hours t...

What is white ash used for

White ash was used by Native Americans for a variety of medicinal purposes: a decoction of the leaves as a laxative and general tonic fo...

What are ground cherries

Commonly known as ground cherry, dwarf cape gooseberry, and strawberry tomato, this plant produces a small, yellow, edible berry surrounded by ...

What is made from hemp

Hemp is used to make a variety of commercial and industrial products, including rope, textiles, clothing, shoes, food, paper, bioplastics, insu...

How to make wasps go away

Plants like spearmint, thyme, citronella, eucalyptus and wormwood are all considered effective natural repellents. Similarly, peppermint oil and essen...

How to plant eucalyptus tree

Plant eucalyptus in mid to late spring or fall, depending on your location and climate. Be sure to water the tree both before and after ...

What is a fast growing tree for shade

12 Fast-Growing Shade TreesNorthern Catalpa. Catalpa speciosa. This is a tree that demands your attention. <...

How a beehive works

The nest's internal structure is a densely packed group of hexagonal prismatic cells made of beeswax, called a honeycomb. The bees use the cells to st...

How to keep ants off strawberries

Smear a little petroleum jelly around the base of strawberry plants. Petroleum jelly works like glue and causes the ants to stick to it ...

What does perennial mean in plants

Perennial Plants Perennials are plants that can live for three or more growing seasons (oftentimes, especially in St. Louis, bulb...

When to transplant tiger lilies

The best time for transplanting tiger lily bulbs is when the foliage has died back. Just remember to mark the area before all the greenery disa...

When do water hyacinth bloom

The Basics of Water Hyacinths Water hyacinths usually bloom most during the hottest part of the year, and their six-petal flowers...

What can you plant in september

Planting in September. Plant now beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, celery, fava beans, kale, kohlrabi, lee...

Who makes joy perfume

Rewriting Perfumery History Is Not A Good Thing. The Perfumery market with more than 1'000 launches every year became a very competitive and to...

Why are my gardenia buds falling off

Probably the most common reason for gardenia buds falling off plants is a change in location. If they are allowed to dry out too much, they wi...

What are all the fruits

Wikijunior:Fruit Alphabet/CompleteA: Apples, Apricots, Avocados.B: Bananas, Boysenberries, Blueberries, Bing Cherry.

How to prune buddleia butterfly bush

Cut back all of the woody stalks by about two-thirds in late winter or in early spring, and remove any weak shoots sprouting from the ground. T...

When to transplant christmas cactus

When to Repot Christmas Cactus Most plants are best repotted when they display new growth in spring, but Christmas cactus repotting shou...

What do rolly pollies

Pill bugs, sometimes also referred to as roly-pollies, primarily consume plant matter that is either decaying or is already dead ...

What phylum is moss in

1) Phylum Bryophyta ( Mosses ) Mosses lack vascular tissue to carry water, so they are small and low growing....

When to plant endless summer hydrangea

Planting. Fall or early spring are the best times to plant Endless Summer Hydrangeas. You want to give them time to establish a healthy ...

When to pick tobacco leaves

Around the time that flower heads start to form and the plants are fully grown, the bottom leaves will be ready to pick. If they show si...

What is a sycamore tree in the bible

The sycamore tree appears several times in the New Testament, but the main interpretation of what it stands for comes from the story of Zacchae...

How to have a pet snail

Snails like to hide in dark places, although some like to sit near the lid and others even under the dirt. Providing plenty of places that allo...

When is the best time to plant irises

Iris bulbs should be planted in the fall for spring blooms. For best results, blooms need at least a half day of full sun, but co...

What essential oils are good for itching

Organic oils may be best.Peppermint. Peppermint oil's cooling properties can help reduce itching caused by bug bites, poi...

Where to get used coffee grounds

Where Can I Get Free Coffee Grounds?Major coffee shops: Major coffee shops are often happy to give away the gro...

How to grow oxalis

Oxalis plant care indoors is as easy. Just be careful of water frequency and give it bright sunlight. This perennial loves a shady outdoor spot...

When to plant star jasmine

Star Jasmine is best planted in spring or fall (with enough time to settle in before the below-freezing temps hit). The plants have an easier t...

Why wasp trap not working

Instead, the insects are lured by the attractant, and die naturally inside the trap. Once inside the trap, the insects cannot fly out a...

What are grapes made of

A grape is a fruit, botanically a berry, of the deciduous woody vines of the flowering plant genus Vitis. Grapes can be eaten fresh as table

Why do leaves fall off

The short answer is that leaves fall off trees when they aren't doing their job any more. A leaf's job is to turn sunlight into food for...

What does a jalapeno look like

What Do Jalapeno Peppers Taste Like? Jalapeño peppers taste very much like a serrano pepper, only with less heat. ...

When to transplant pepper seedlings to bigger pots

About 3-4 weeks after sprouting, pepper seedlings should be ready to move into larger pots. After the plants begin to produce the...

What kind of plants do butterflies like

Plants that attract butterfliesAlyssum.Aster.Bee balm.Butterfly bush.Calendula...

When to plant fall garlic

Fall is traditionally the best time to plant garlic in most regions. A good rule of thumb is to not plant garlic until after the ...

Why are sunflowers important

Sunflowers are an important source of edible oil and the seeds are used for food as well. The sunflower has been identified with ...

How do nightcrawlers reproduce

Night crawlers, and most other worms, are hermaphrodites. That is, each individual worm contains both male and female reproductive organs. Howe...

How to control mites

If populations are high, use a least-toxic, short-lived pesticide (Take Down Spray, Doktor Doom Foggers) to reduce infestations, then release p...

Why are male ladybugs called ladybugs

A: A male ladybug is called the same. Females are usually larger than males. The farmers called the beneficials the beetl...

What to plant in june

Greens like arugula, chard, and spinach flourish in wet temperatures and will be some of the first crops you harvest. Beets, carrots, parsnips, and po...

How big is a mustard seed

Mustard seeds are the small round seeds of various mustard plants. The seeds are usually about 1 to 2 millimetres (0.039 t...

When to plant meyer lemon tree

ANSWER: Plant your lemon tree in late February or early March after the coldest part of winter is past. (This applies to all citrus).

How does licorice grow

Licorice plants thrive in moist, fertile, but well-drained soil. They are easily grown from divisions or root cuttings planted 1 to 1-1/...

What is tamarind fruit

Tamarinds are leguminous trees because they produce fruit in the form of a bean-like pod. This bean contains a sour pulp that becomes very swee...

How do you remove stain from concrete

Often you can remove a brand-new stain with only household cleaner and water. Use a nylon brush to scrub it away. For large spills, appl...

How to kill leaf miners

Keep your soil alive by using compost and other soil amendments. Use floating row covers (Harvest-Guard) to prevent fly stage from laying eggs ...

What foods are considered lentils

Lentils are grouped with beans and peas as part of the legume family because, like all legumes, they grow in pods. Lentils are high in protein ...

Where do kidney beans grow

Kidney beans do best in USDA growing zones 4 and warmer with temps between 65-80 F. (18-26 C.) for most of their growing season. ...

How to catch rainwater for gardening

Direct Water Into a Soaker Hose or Irrigation Pipes or Channels. Another rainwater collection system option is to connect the gutter pipes on y...

How big do snapdragons get

Snapdragons come in a range of heights: dwarf (6-10 inches wide, 10-12 inches wide), medium (16-24 inches tall, 12-18 inch...

What does a dahlia look like

Even though they're often called bulbs, the roots of Dahlias are actually tubers (as in tuberous begonia). Dahlia tubers look a l...

What is bindweed

Bindweed is a perennial vining plant that snakes its way across the ground and over fences, plants, or any other stationary thing in its path. ...