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What is in oregano

The main components of oregano essential oil are carvacrol and thymol. These may have antimicrobial properties. In a 2019 laboratory study, car...

How to remove an agave plant

Dig down and around the agave with a shovel, going about 8 to 12 inches deep. Cut the shovel into the ground in an arc toward the center of the...

What does a bald cypress tree look like

In fact, they get the name “bald” cypress because they drop their leaves so early in the season. Their fall colors are tan, cinnamon...

What does chinese cabbage look like

Regular cabbage grows into a round sphere, its leaves curling inward until they form a tight ball. Chinese cabbage, on the other hand, g...

What kills weeds permanently?

5 Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Weeds PermanentlyBlanket layers of cardboard paper and newspapers. Plants will grow when they h...

How are worms made

Following mating, each worm forms a tiny, lemon-shaped cocoon out of a liquid secreted from its clitellum, the familiar-looking bulge seen near...

How to condition straw bales for gardening

Condition the bale This process usually takes around 10 to 14 days. For the first 3 days, simply water the bale thoroughly so it ...

How to eradicate earwigs

How to Get Rid of EarwigsLay one-foot sections of bamboo or garden hose in the beds between your plants. Spread...

What is shooting stars

"Shooting stars" and "falling stars" are both names that describe meteors -- streaks of light across the night sky caused by small bits ...

Where does xylem transport water

The xylem transports the water from the roots to the leaves. The water from the soil particles are absorbed by the xylem t...

How to keep ticks away

Garlic, sage, mint, lavender, beautyberry, rosemary and marigolds are some of the most familiar and effective tick-repelling plants, and they are grea...

How to keep beets fresh

Store beets in the refrigerator placed in a perforated plastic bag in the vegetable crisper drawer. Beets will keep in the refrig...

How to keep animals out of the garden

Repellents. Scent repellents, such as garlic clips, castor oil and predator urine can be effective temporary solutions but they need to be monitored a...

How does chia grow

Growing Chia Plants From Seeds Prepare your bed of soil in the fall, and scatter seeds lightly over, just barely covering with soil. Water ligh...

What does echinacea look like

Echinacea is the name of a group of flowering plants that are native to North America. These plants are also called coneflowers. The petals may...

How to grow paperwhites in a vase

Planting Instruction for your Paperwhite Growing Vase:Fill glass with water to just beneath the bulb's roots. P...

What is a briar rose

Dog rose (Rosa canina) and sweet briar rose (Rosa rubiginosa) are spiny perennial shrubs that form dense impenetrable thickets. Both are...

When to transplant avocado seed to soil

When the stem is 6 to 7 inches long, cut it back to about 3 inches. When the roots are thick and the stem has leaves again, plant it in a rich humus <...

How much does it cost to remove bushes

Contractors who remove shrubs will either charge by the hour or by the size of the shrub. Hourly rate runs between $25 to $75 depending on your...

When to plant castor bean seeds

When grown as an ornamental, castor bean can be planted directly in the garden in late spring, or started indoors earlier (6-8 weeks before the...

When do praying mantis eggs hatch in the wild

When do mantis sacs hatch? These predatory insects begin to emerge from their casings as soon as temperatures warm in spring. That means...

How to plant mountain laurel seeds

Soak the seeds in water overnight, then plant them 1-inch deep into 4-inch pots filled with a good potting soil mix. They'll sprout almo...

How to get honey bees out of a wall

Basically, you just need to position the comb within the frame temporarily. The bees will take over once they are in their new home and extend ...

Where coconut grows

The coconut is a tropical tree species, mainly grown and harvested by small-scale farmers. Production of coconuts is concentrated...

How to transplant lupine

Pile them up and load them into a pail or wheel barrow. Keep the roots wet and out of the sun. If potting them up it is best to get them into the pots...

What is cinnamon bark good for

People use the bark to make medicine. Cinnamon bark is used for gastrointestinal (GI) upset, diarrhea, and gas. It is also used for stim...

How much sun do bell peppers need

Quick Guide to Growing Peppers Set pepper plant seedlings out after the last spring frost. They grow well in raised beds, containers, an...

How early should you carve a pumpkin

When to Carve Pumpkins for Halloween Many people have done tests to see when is the earliest they could carve a pumpkin be...

How to test ph at home

#1 – You Can Test Your Garden Soil pH with Vinegar and Baking Soda. Fortunately, you can test your garden soil pH withou...

Why water orchids with ice cubes

Myth #2: Watering Orchids With Ice Cubes Is Unnatural Watering orchids with ice cubes mimics the slow drip of water from leaves i...

How to water your garden

DO Use a watering wand to water annuals and perennials, both in ground and containers. DON'T Use a hose and nozzle which casts a wide spray tha...

Where is green tea grown

While all green tea originates from the same plant species, there are different types of green tea grown and produced all over the world today, includ...

What kind of worms do you use for composting

Most worm farms raise two main types of earthworm: Eisenia foetida and Lumbricus rubellis. These worms are commonly used to produce verm...

What eats worms besides birds

Small lizards, salamanders and toads eat worms and wormlike insect larvae. Ground-crawling insects, particularly ground beetles, along with cen...

How to grow beans from seeds

Cover the seeds with sand, peat, vermiculite or aged compost to prevent soil crusting. Plant bush bean seeds 2-4 inches (5-10 cm....

What citrus trees have thorns

Some of the most common citrus trees that sport thorns are Meyer lemon, most grapefruits and key limes.Citrus Tree with ...

From what is it believed land plants evolved

Summary: It was previously thought that land plants evolved from stonewort-like algae. Ancestors of green plants began to coloni...

What is poplar used for

Common Uses: Seldom used for its appearance, (except in the case of Rainbow Poplar), Poplar is a utility wood in nearly every sen...

What does a black eyed susan flower look like

Black-eyed Susans have a flower that measures 2 to 3 inches across with yellow to yellow-orange, spike-like petals with sp...

What is millet used for

Millet can be used to make bread, beer, cereal, and other dishes. Even today, millet is a staple food around the world. In fact, ...

How to grow verbena

Plant in full sun in compost-amended beds after all danger of frost has passed. Space plants about 10 inches apart. Verbena needs...

How to keep birds from roosting

Create a Physical Bird BarrierBird Spikes – Best used on building ledges and other flat surfaces, the spikes will deter larger bir...

When to transplant african violets

When to Repot Your African Violets "As the plants grow, they can be repotted into larger pots so that they don't get too root-bound." On...

How long does air layering take

This can be as soon as 2 to 3 months, but no later than the beginning of autumn. Cut the branch below the new root ball, plant in a container a...

How to grow bulbs in a vase

Add water and sunshine Fill water in the vase to just under the bottom of the bulbs. You do not want the water to touch the base of the ...

How to freeze fresh okra for frying

Place on a large baking sheet in a single layer & pop in the the freezer. You'll want to freeze it for a couple hours, until the okra...

How to create a living wall

Your Ultimate Guide to Creating a Living WallDesign for your space. Pick your plants carefully. Consider the...

When do dahlias come up

Dahlias start blooming about 8 weeks after planting, starting in mid-July. Do not water the tubers right after planting; this encourages rot. W...

How to grow blueberries from fruit

To prepare blueberry seeds for planting, the fruit will need to be macerated. This can be done in a food processor, blender or ma...

How do plants survive in the winter

Deciduous plants handle the lack of water by shedding their leaves, which tend to evaporate water into the air. During cold winter month...

What to plant in a herb garden

Herb Growing Basics Mediterranean herbs, such as lavender and oregano, thrive in full sun, slightly lean soil and toasty warm temperatur...

What are peonies flowers

The peony or paeony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. They have compound, deeply lob...

What are the different types of tobacco

People can smoke, chew, or sniff tobacco. Smoked tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, bidis, and kreteks. Some people also smoke...

When to plant perennials in zone 6

Perennials grown in zone 6 are usually grown around mid-March and through mid-November. Gardening in zone 6 is a rewarding...

How does lemongrass grow

Lemongrass thrives in full sun, even in hot Southern locations. Give this herb rich, well-drained soil. In cold regions, overwinter lemongr...

How to revive a dying peace lily

First remove any dead or drying leaves and blooms. If the soil is dry, saturate it, and make sure any excess water can drain away from the plan...

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

What do i need to build a chicken coop

Building the Chicken Coop Plan to frame the chicken coop with 2-by-4s and use sheets of plywood for the walls. The roof can be a sheet of plywo...

Where to plant nandina

When it comes to light, Nandina are exceptionally versatile. Plant them in sun or shade and they'll do fine. That said, foliage colors w...

How big do pecan trees get

The pecan grows to a height of 70–100' and a spread of 40–75' at maturity....

Scale on plants where does it come from

Scales spread from plant to plant as newly hatched crawlers, which are very tiny, have legs and can move around. Many scales<...

How much sun do gladiolus need

Store gladiolus corms in a cool, dry environment where temperatures do not fall below freezing until you are ready to plant them. Choose...

How to grow a dragon tree

How to Care for a Dragon Tree RecapModerate Light Suitable plant for semi bright locations.Moderate Watering Onc...

How to harvest brussel sprout seeds

Harvest seeds: Once pods are dry, place inside a cloth bag. Considerable force is required to break open the pods. Some even recommend running ...

What zone does honeysuckle grow in

Honeysuckle Vines Both grow in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 through 9, but trumpet honeysuckle grows best in the So...

How big do olive trees grow

Olive trees are evergreen and can grow to 25-30 feet tall, with a spread just as wide. Their oblong leaves are silverish a...

Where to plant raspberry bush

Where to Grow Raspberry Bushes. Raspberry bushes grow best in full sun (at least 6-8 hours), in rich, well-drained soil. Gardener...

When is sugar cane ready to harvest

Harvest, which generally begins in October, will continue well into April and runs 24 hours per day, weather permitting. Typically from late Se...

What eats hibiscus leaves

Hibiscus leaves with holes in the center usually are the result of snails, slugs, leafminers and cutworms. The holes may appear as rounded spots or tu...

When to harvest sweet peppers

Sweet pepper, such as bell peppers, are often harvested when the fruit is still green, but full sized. Allowing the bell peppe...

Which fiddleheads are edible

The fiddleheads of certain ferns are eaten as a cooked leaf vegetable. The most popular of these are: Western sword fern, Polystichum mu...

How often should you put epsom salt on plants

Most plants can be misted with a solution of 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of Epsom salt per gallon of water once a month. For more frequent<...

How long does it take for radish seeds to germinate

Taking only four or five days to germinate and show their first green growth, radishes seeds are often mixed with the seeds of th...

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...

When to plant gourd seeds

Gourds are warm-season crops that need a long growing season free from frost. The best time to plant gourd seeds outdoors is in s...

When to harvest wild onions

When to Gather Wild Onions: Anytime you find wild allium greens or flowers, they can be harvested and eaten raw or cooked. As a g...

When to harvest gourds and pumpkins

Gourds should be harvested when fully mature with deep, solid color and hard rind, but before frost to reduce possible spoilage. It is b...

How to stop birds from building nest on porch light

7 Tips for keeping birds off your porch lightsPlace a rough object on top of the lights. Place a rough object on t...

How big can aloe plants get

Similar to the plant's benefits, aloe vera can grow quite large. The aloe vera plant can grow up to three feet in height, ...

How to care for a money tree houseplant

Position your Money Tree in medium to bright indirect light, turning it every time you water it for even growth and leaf development. This plan...

What part of the plant is a peanut

The part of the peanut that we eat is the edible seed of the plant. Although we tend to call a peanut a "nut," they're actually a legume and pa...

Where do horsetails grow

Horsetail is a perennial plant that grows in areas of North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Also known as puzzle plant...

What are perennials flowers

By definition, perennials are plants that live more than two years, and the name literally translates to "through the years." Unlike short-live...

When do you plant winter squash

About Winter Squash Because winter squash requires a long growing season (generally from 75 to 100 frost-free days), the seeds are generally planted b...

How is sugar grown

Sugarcane is grown in tropical climates in states like Louisiana, Texas, Florida and Hawaii. Sugar is made in the leaves of the sugarcan...

How to plant red twig dogwood

Dogwood shrubs can be grown in full sun or part shade. A minimum of 4 to 5 hours of direct sunlight is recommended for best foliage dens...

When to harvest mulberries

When to Harvest Harvest season begins mid-June thru August. Fruit will be large, sweet and black when fully ripe. You can hand pick

How to catch bees in a bottle

To start, make sure to have an empty 2-liter bottle, a utility blade, and a stapler. The blade can be substituted with a knife or scissors (jus...

Where to plant salvia

Choosing a LocationAll salvias thrive in full sun and well-drained soil.Many varieties (typically those with lig...

How to propagate caladium

How to Propagate CaladiumsRemove the plant from the pot. Our first step on how to propagate caladiums is to remove the wh...

What do you spray on dried flowers to preserve them

Here's how to do it:Trim your flower stems as usual.Before you put them in a vase, spray th...

What does crown vetch look like

It has coarse, strongly branched stems that are 2 to 6 feet long and upright to trailing. Crownvetch has a multi-branched root system and sprea...

What is an adaptation of a plant

Adaptations are special features that allow a plant or animal to live in a particular place or habitat. These adaptations might ...

When do garlic scapes appear

You'll notice in early to mid-June that your garlic is sending up a stalk from the center of the plant. The stalk is thicker than the leaves an...

How to fill in tree stump holes

Fill the hole with the topsoil. Depending on the size of the stump that was removed, you may need several bags of topsoil to comp...

When do mimosa trees leaf out

In your area they may not leaf out until late May/Early June. I hope your tree does as well this year as last!...

How big does a tulip tree get

The tuliptree grows to a height of 70–90' and a spread of around 40' at maturity....

How to store brussels sprouts on a stalk

Store Brussels sprouts in a plastic bag in your refrigerator's crisper, where they'll keep for at least one week, if not a little longer...

How to plant jade cuttings

Once the cut on the jade plant cutting has dried, place the cutting into a potting mixture made of half vermiculite or perlite and half ...

How do black beans grow

Plant bush beans in either rows or blocks, with 4-6 inches between each seed. Plant the seeds 1-2 inches deep and be sure to wate...