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How to propagate roses from cuttings

Striking rose cuttings Propagating roses for your own use or to give to friends and family as gifts is easy. It is so simple, even the beginner gardener can master it. This simple method of striking roses is by taking cuttings. It is quick, easy and the bushes produced from the cuttings will be... More

How to prevent drooping tulips

Help those beautiul tulips last Don't wait too late to add a penny to the water! Save those tulips! [donate2] Things Needed • fresh tulips from garden or florist • scissors • clear glass vase • clean tap water • all copper penny Tips &... More

How to grow zucchini

Choose the exact kind of zucchini you want to grow. All versions are faster growing than the winter squash types and but won't keep as well as that branch of squash.This versatile yellow or green vegetable which is often included in Italien recipes is easy to grow.Pick a sunny spot and get those... More

How to grow shallots

Growing shallots at home Step 2 Planter box Obtain any planter used for gardening and planting and fill with moisture retentive soil rich in organic matter. As its roots are fine and short, a shallow planter box of 5 to 6 inches deep will suffice. Step 3 Planting Break up the clove of... More

How to grow Pelargonium peltatum, the «ivy geranium»

One of the most popular of the Pelargonium family would have to be the more commonly known, Ivy Geranium. This specie offers a long lasting, colorful floral display for just a modicum of effort. Keen gardeners love this attribute! With light green succulent type leaves, Ivy Geraniums are... More

How to grow lemon trees

Step 1 Prepare the planting site Choose a position for your lemon tree in full sun and make sure it is sheltered from the wind. Dig the ground over removing any weeds and rocks from the bed. Dig to at least twice the size of the root ball and add sand if the drainage is poor. Also mix in plent... More

How to grow hydroponic lettuce

Use a lettuce raft to grow your own hydroponic lettuce Leafy green lettuces may be grown in a lettuce raft, also known as a deep water culture system. In a lettuce raft, plants float on a Styrofoam raft -hence the name- in a container filled with a nutrient-rich solution. The roots of the plants... More

How to grow dendrobium orchids

A widespread genus, Dendrobium orchids will flourish in many climates. Generally though, provide them with a partly-protected position in a frost-free zone, where they have the best light, and dappled sunshine. As Springtime approaches, Dendrobium orchids will reward you with budding stems that... More

How to grow calendula from seedlings

Calendulas are also sometimes known as English marigold, or pot marigold. This compact growing and hardy annual, has sturdy light-green colored stems supporting beautiful daisy-like flowers in shades of yellow, gold and orange. Easy to grow, calendulas are certainly worth their place, for both... More

How to grow brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts Brussels sprouts are like minature cabbages clustering up the stalk of the mother plant. They require a long growing season, thriving in cool temperatures, but, this nutritious, vitamin-packed vegetable is well worth the wait. Usually, seeds are started indoors by sowing them in... More