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How to plant papaya tree

It is easy to grow the ordinary papaya tree from seed.Wash the seeds from a ripe papaya.Squeeze th...

What kind of tree do almonds grow on

Almond drupes grow on deciduous trees ranging from 13 to 33 feet in height. Their trunks expand up to 12 inches in diameter. The ...

How to build dry creek bed

InstructionsLay Out the Creek Path. Lay out the side edges of the creek bed, using two garden hoses. Mark the S...

How many bananas are there in the world

Banana facts and figures. 1/ How many banana varieties exist and what are the differences? There are more than 1 000 varieties of bananas produ...

What is palm

The palm comprises the underside of the human hand. Also known as the broad palm or metacarpus, it consists of the area between the five...

How to grow yellow onions

Onion Growing Tips Sets with bulbs that are too small may not grow well at all. Plant bulbs with the pointy end up, as this allow...

How to get bees away from your house

6 Natural Ways to Keep the Bees AwayCucumber peel Cucumber peel is great for keeping bees away from specific, smal...

What attracts orioles

Provide these beautiful birds with the sweet treats they love by placing feeders for nectar, jelly, and fruit around your yard. On the other hand, ...

When to plant crocus bulbs in lawn

Plant the bulbs when the ground is cool in autumn, six to eight weeks before the first hard frost. Choose a spot where the soil drains w...

How to plant berries

Plant in full sun; can take some shade, but the trade-off is fewer berries. In the hottest regions, blackberries appreciate some shelter...

When to transplant strawberry plants

If you already have an established bed, you should generally transplant strawberry runners that have already established themselves. Carefully ...

When was corn discovered

Corn was first domesticated by native peoples in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. Native Americans taught European colonists to grow the indigeno...

How to take care of mint

Minimal care is needed for mint. For outdoor plants, use a light mulch. This will help keep the soil moist and keep the leaves clean. Fo...

Where to plant peach trees

For the best fruit production, the tree should be planted in an area that receives full sun all day long. Morning sun is especially cruc...

Where is ginseng grown

American Ginseng can be found in much of the eastern and central United States and in part of southeastern Canada. It is found primarily in dec...

How to store begonia tubers

Store begonia tubers individually in paper bags or line them in a single layer atop newspaper. Place these in a cardboard box in a cool, dark, ...

When do you feed azaleas

Fertilize established azaleas in early spring and again 12 to 16 weeks later, and you'll provide the nutrients they need for the year. B...

How to pick a good eggplant

Look for: eggplants with smooth, shiny skin that are uniform in color and heavy for their size. To test for ripeness, lightly press a finger ag...

How do fig trees grow

A fig tree develops a ground-based root system when planted in the beginning of the dormant season, winter, and before its leaves appear in spr...

Where does chamomile tea come from

Perhaps as a nod to its ancient origins, much of the commercially available chamomile originates in Egypt. But both chamomile varieties ...

How to protect plants from sun damage

1. Apply mulch, preferably a reflective mulch such as dry grass clippings. The first line of defense against hot weather and the windy conditions that...

What is an onion classified as

The shallot is a botanical variety of the onion. Until 2010, the shallot was classified as a separate species. Its close relatives inclu...

What are gophers good for

Gophers are not simply pests, but also are important parts of the ecosystem. They increase soil fertility by mixing plant material and fecal wa...

How to care for thyme indoors

Water completely each time but allow the pot to dry before watering again. Fertilize thyme with a weak solution of fish emulsion or liquid seaw...

What are non gmo seeds

GMO seeds are bred not in a garden but in a laboratory using modern biotechnology techniques like gene splicing. Scientists modify a seed's DNA...

How to get rid of yellow clover

You can use Weed Beater Fe to kill these "Yellow Clover" plants as well. However, since they are annual weeds, you may not need to apply any pr...

An azalea is a type of what

Azaleas /əˈzeɪliə/ are flowering shrubs in the genus Rhododendron, particularly the former sections Tsutsuji (evergreen) and Pentanthera (d...

How many leaves does poison oak have

Poison oak usually has three leaf, but sometimes up to 7 per leaf group. It grows as a shrub or a vine. These leaves have deep tooth-like edges...

How to keep chipmunks out of gardens

Bring in a "predator": A decoy predator, like a motion-activated owl, can scare chipmunks away from your yard. You can also buy a spray ...

How to plant green onions

To plant your onions, fill the pot half full with moist soil. Then arrange the onion plants or bulbs two inches apart with the ro...

What tree did judas hang himself from

Arboretum Drive around Easter, pause to consider the Judas tree, Cercis siliquastrum, located on the north side of the small parking lot that's...

Why do plants get brown tips

Plant tips can turn brown when they're exposed to too much fertilizer and too many salts build up in the soil. When this happens to pott...

How to plant corn in blocks

Remove all weeds, rocks and debris from the garden bed before digging in 2 to 4 inches of compost and well-decomposed manure. Rake the soil smooth, an...

What tree has round spiky balls

If you've encountered some round, spiny balls under a tree or maybe still on the plant, and you're wondering what it could be, it's likely one of seve...

When to harvest onion

There is no perfect size, just pull when they are big enough to suit you. For full-sized bulbs, let onions grow and mature. They are ready to <...

Where does tobacco grow

In the United States, it is grown in northern middle Tennessee, central Kentucky, and Virginia. Fire-cured tobacco grown in Kentucky and...

What colors attract mosquitoes the most

Mosquitoes use their IR21a receptor, or heat-sensing antenna to locate their next meal. So, what color attracts mosquitoes the most? Black. Sin...

How to keep eyes from burning while cutting onions

Why Do Onions Burn My Eyes?Use a sharp knife to cut the onion - you'll release less of the enzymes into the...

When to plant strawberries in zone 5

Zone 5: Plant from early April to early May. Zones 3-4: Plant from early May to the middle of May....

How to eat garlic for health

Here are a few ways to maximize the health benefits of garlic:Crush or slice all your garlic before you eat...

How to transplant amaryllis bulbs

Replant the largest bulbs immediately back into their areas where you want them to grow. Amaryllis bulbs are planted with the nar...

How long do frozen peaches last

PEACHES - COMMERCIALLY FROZEN Properly stored, frozen peaches will maintain best quality for about 12 months in the freezer, although they will...

When does a fig tree bear fruit

Fig trees generally begin to ripen fruit sometime between three and five years after planting. Some cultivars start earlier, but that is...

What kind of tomatoes for salsa

Fresh tomato salsa is ideally made with firm, fleshy tomatoes. You can of course make the salsa with any kind of tomato, but the firm ones like Rom...

What to do with garden cucumbers

10 Easy Ways to Use CucumbersAdd them to smoothies. Cucumbers are cool, mild, and refreshing making them an excellent cho...

What to grow in a greenhouse in winter

Carrots, beets, radishes and turnips can all survive frosts and freezing temperatures. You can also plant onions and garlic with confidence. Bu...

What is the story of hyacinthus

Hyacinthus was a beautiful Spartan youth, beloved by the god Apollo. As the good Spartan he was, Hyacinthus loved athletics, and one day...

How to get rid of poison oak plants

Herbicides that kill poison oak include glyphosate (Roundup, Accord and Glypro are three common commercial varieties) and triclopyr (Garlon). G...

How to prune a hyacinth

After your hyacinths have finished flowering, remove the blooms, but don't remove the foliage. The bulbs need their leaves to gather energy for...

What planting zone is chicago

Look at the heat zone map, and you'll see that Chicago barely falls into zone 5 while most of the state lies in zones 6 and 7. So plants and grasses t...

How to create a garden

How to Start a Garden – 10 Basic StepsDecide what you'd like to grow.Choose a location.Plan your garden

What does phlox look like

Phlox is a plant that produces delicate star-shaped masses of white, pink, red, purple or blue flowers. A blooming ornamental beloved by...

How long does it take for strawberry seeds to sprout

Seeds will germinate in one to six weeks. Six weeks after the seeds germinate, transplant them into bigger, individual pots. In a...

How to save a dying transplanted tree

How to Save a “Dying” Transplanted TreeHydrate roots with at least one inch of water each week.Add a ...

How to get rid of wisteria

Dig up any new wisteria sprouts, removing all possible roots, as soon as they appear. Cut the main vine(s) at the base of the plant with...

Where do fireflies lay their eggs

Female fireflies lay eggs in the ground (though a few tropical species lay eggs in trees). Favored egg laying sites include moist...

How long do phalaenopsis orchids live

So, just how long do phalaenopsis orchids live? Due to their popularity and low price, it's not uncommon for people to throw them out after they have ...

What fruit grows on palm trees

Palm trees are a beautiful and unique staple of the scenery in any warm, tropical climate. Two edible fruits - coconuts and dates - grow...

When to pick a green bell pepper

You can harvest bell peppers when they are green. If left on the vine to ripen further, green peppers may turn red, then orange t...

How to remove weeds from grass

Weeding is an effective, targeted way to kill weeds in a lawn.Dig weeds up by the root using garden tools s...

What to plant next to tomatoes

Companion Plants to Grow With TomatoesBasil. Basil and tomatoes are soulmates on and off the plate. Pars...

What determines hydrangea color

In general, hydrangeas can take more sun, the further north you live. But it's the pH of the soil that determines flower color - specifically, ...

What happens if you don't thin seedlings

When left un-thinned, seedlings that are in tight quarters will compete with one another for nutrients, water, air, and root space. Thos...

What does seeds need to grow

All seeds need both moisture and air to germinate. Good seed-to-soil contact is very important. A few other seeds need light to ...

How to preserve lavender

Hang bundles upside down to dry in a dark, warm spot. Protect drying lavender from sunlight to retain best color, and place a sheet beneath the...

How to plant asparagus seed

Taking three weeks to germinate and slow to get going, the asparagus seeds should be sown indoors 12 to 14 weeks before the target seedling set...

Where are bananas grown mostly

Collectively, India, Ecuador, Brazil and China produce more than half of the world's bananas, though most of their crops are consumed at...

How to get rid of honey bee hive

How to Kill Bee HivesSoapy Water Spray. One of the most effective ways to kill a hive (and most other insects for ...

How to make good garden soil

To improve sandy soil:Work in 3 to 4 inches of organic matter such as well-rotted manure or finished compost.Mulch arou...

When to prune raspberries in washington

PRUNING CANING BERRIES SUMMER BEARING RASPBERRIES: After the last harvest of summer, remove the old fruiting canes at ground level. In M...

How much sunlight do geraniums need

The two most common reasons for geraniums not blooming prolifically are too little light or too much fertilizer. Geraniums are a ...

What to feed bougainvillea

Use complete, balanced fertilizers with a nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (N-P-K) ratio such as 5-5-5 or to promote good bougainvillea healt...

How to plant spearmint seeds

Sowing Seed Indoors:Sow mint seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost in spring using a seed starting kit.

How to grow lettuce indoors in water

Lettuce. Cut off the bottom of the head of lettuce and place it in a small bowl of water. New growth begins from the cente...

What colors are hibiscus flowers

Tropical hibiscus flowers typically grow 4-6 inches across in shades of orange, yellow, red, pink, and multicolor. Purple ...

How do you stake a tree

If your new tree needs staking, here's how to stake it for support.Remove the nursery stakes, and find two ...

When to harvest collard greens

Collard leaves are ready for harvest as soon as they reach usable size. They will be most tasty when picked young–less than 10 inches ...

How to get rid of mites in your yard

Sterifab spray is one of the best ways to get rid of them, and you can use it on almost any surface. Vacuum and dust regularly. Make cle...

How to keep snails out of your garden

You can make a homemade snail repellent by mixing garlic and water in a spray bottle or pouring cold coffee into a spray bottle. You can then t...

Where do sandalwood trees grow

These are found in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, Indonesia, Hawaii, and other Pacific Islands. S. alb...

How to store aloe leaves

You want to keep your Aloe vera leaf as moist & fresh as possible. What I do is simple: wrap the cut end in tin foil, tie it with...

How often to water a fern

Most ferns like an evenly moist soil with regular waterings. Allowing the soil to dry out between waterings stresses these plants....

How to grow vervain

Blue vervain performs best in full sunlight and moist, well-drained, moderately rich soil. Plant blue vervain seeds directly outd...

Where are wolf spiders found

Nocturnal ground hunters (they do not spin webs to catch prey), wolf spiders can be found in open grasslands and fields, suburban backya...

How to care for a calla lilly

INDOOR CALLA LILY CAREKeep the soil moist, but not soggy.Provide bright, indirect light.Apply liquid fertilize...

How to protect your yard from snakes

Home Remedies to Keep Snakes Away:Eliminate Food Supplies. Snakes are often found in areas where rodents are present as t...

How do you take care of easter lilies

How to care for your potted Easter LilyStep 1: Unwrap your plant immediately once you get home. Step 2: Remo...

How to grow a peach tree from seed

How to Grow a Peach Tree From SeedCarefully crack open a peach pit and remove the kernel. Place the peach

What are bitter almonds

Bitter almonds are a variety of regular, sweet almonds. Bitter almonds contain traces of prussic acid - also known as hydrocyanic...

How to sprout onions in water

To Grow Your Onions in Water:Place the remaining stalk with the bulb and roots intact in a glass jar.Fill with <...

How much does 1 tomato weigh

The weight of a tomato depends on the variety, and can vary from half an ounce (14 grams) all the way up to 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms). The smaller vari...

Where did earthworms come from

Origins. Most of the invasive earthworms are European or Asian and came over in soil during the eighteenth century as Europeans began settling the Nor...

What are the characteristics of flowering plants

Flowering PlantsThe stamen is the male reproductive structure of a flower. It consists of a stalk-like filament that ends...

What to grow 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...

What kills rolly pollies

Sprinkle diatomaceous earth around your flower pots or in the area where you just found pill bugs. It will dry them out and kill them....

What are the benefits of eating grapefruit

Here are 10 evidence-based health benefits of grapefruit.It's Low in Calories, Yet High in Nutrients. It May Be...

When to burn pampas grass

Wait until late winter or early spring to burn the foliage. Burning it in fall would destroy the winter interest the grass contri...

Where is rosemary from

Rosemary, (Rosmarinus officinalis), small evergreen plant of the mint family (Lamiaceae), the leaves of which are used to flavour foods. Native to the...

Where to buy earth worms

Work in compost, leaf litter, and other organic material into the soil. Many worms live within the top 12 inches (30.5 cm) of soil

How tall does kale grow

Kale Plant ProfileBotanical NameBrassica oleraceaCommon NameKale, ornamental kalePlant Typ...