How to Grow Avocado Trees

How to Grow Swiss Chard

How to Grow Balloon Flower

How to Grow Cardoon

How to Grow Avocado Trees

When it comes to avocado trees, you may be surprised to learn just how simple and satisfying this project can…

How to Grow Swiss Chard

The bright veiny stems and the vibrant green leaves of the Swiss Chard plant make it one of the most…

How to Grow Balloon Flower

Balloon flowers are usually grown because of the buds that come from them that look rather whimsical and fun although…

How to Grow Cardoon

The Cardoon plant is a perennial that tends to look like an interesting blend of burdock and celery. This plant…

13 Herbs with Possible Medicinal Uses

Many people cultivate medicinal herbs. Actually, you can grow all kinds of herbs almost anywhere you have a sunny spot. If you want to grow herbs, whether for ornamental, medicinal, or culinary purposes, start looking for sunny places. For indoor planting of herbs, windowsills facing east are great. Disclaimer on Medical Herbs It is not…

How to Grow Dahlia Bulbs

Dahlias bulbs have a root system of smaller tubers growing underground. The tubers deliver nutrients to the dahlia plants above ground. The blooms make excellent cut flowers. If you are in Zone 8 or higher, dahlias can be left in the garden all year round. You can treat them as perennials. For colder climates, however, the roots…

How to Make Potting Soil

Knowing how to make potting soil will help you control the mixture of ingredients and to save money. That avenue, however, may hinge on your collection of potted plants. If it is small, buying potting soil may be easier. Avoid using garden soil. It easily gets compacted and can cause very poor drainage. Potting soil…

How to Grow Dianthus

Propagating dianthus, a flowering plant of approximately 300 species, is not difficult. The species can be annual, biennial, or perennial. The dianthus is also a breeze to grow. Irrigate when dry – about once or twice a week, and fertilize once monthly. Cut the stems down to ground level when the blooms are spent. Pests and diseases are infrequent…

Pickling 101: Basic Tips and Things to Remember

Making pickles simply means that you are elevating sufficiently the acidity level of a food product to prevent harmful organisms from growing. You can make pickles of just about any fruits, vegetables, meats, or eggs. By combining water and salt, you make brine. The brine creates lactic acid, a preservative, during product fermentation. The process…

How to Grow Daylilies

Daylilies are perennial flowers. Originally, they were dormant throughout the winter months. Nowadays, however, there are cultivars that are evergreen and semi-evergreen. Some species are edible and are used in Chinese cuisine. Daylilies are easy to grow, hardy, have strong resistance to pest and diseases, and have different colors and shapes. They can be used for cut flower…