Watering Pineapple Plants

Pineapples are a perennial, tropical native plant to Central and South America and also the Carribean. They thrive in climates that are consistently warm and protected from freezing temperatures. They are a slow-growing crop that usually produce fruit within 18-24 months. Pineapples are generally tolerant to drought periods, but do have specific watering needs. Drought …

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Do Brussel Sprouts Have Seeds?

Brussel sprouts are a biennial crop that begin to flower and seed during their second year of growth. Brussel sprouts develop seed pods that contain the seeds that can be harvested and stored for later planting. While the actual sprouts themselves do not contain seeds (they resemble a small cabbage) the plant does produce seeds. …

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When To Plant Brussel Sprouts

Areas and climates that have below freezing temperatures in winter should sow brussels sprouts in late spring or early summer. If temperatures don’t reach freezing during colder months you can start seeds as late as early fall. As part of the cabbage family, brussels sprouts are long-season and hardy vegetables that are some of the …

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When To Pick Brussel Sprouts

The brussels sprout is a petite member of the cabbage family that actually grows along a tall stalk. They’re famously hardy, but as a “long season” vegetable, it’s difficult to know when they’re ready to harvest. As a general rule, brussels sprouts won’t be ready for picking until 90-180 days after planting. Because they take …

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Companion Planting Lavender

Lavender is a beautiful perennial which adds a visual as well as olfactory complement to any garden. It gives a soft touch to rose and lily gardens, and provides wonderful protection against weeds and common pests to harvestable crops such as tomatoes and peppers. In addition, it plays well with other common kitchen herbs so …

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How To Plant Sunflower Seeds?

When I think of the sunflower, I picture warm summer months, the song “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles, my favorite painting by Vincent Van Gogh, and road trips with friends through the mid-west. With an exterior similar to the daisy and a bright elegance, sunflowers are among the most popular flowers to use …

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How Does Lavender Grow?

Although lavender is native to the Mediterranean region, it has become one of the most popular flowering herbs to grow in the home garden. With the wide variety of bloom times, flower forms, sizes, and colors, it can be easy to paint an entire garden with lavender in various shades of purples, blues, and pinks.  …

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Where Does Lavender Grow?

Lavender is an ancient plant that originated in the Mediterranean Region, Middle East and India where the summers are hot and dry and the winters are mild. Because lavender has been grown for so many centuries it has been used in trade and spread well beyond its native lands. Now-A-Days there are many varieties of …

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