Plant Stuff

Installed Security Lighting Yet – Installation is Easy!

In addition to the aesthetic benefits of lighting your backyard landscaping, you should also consider the importance of providing lights for security. Security lighting is not on all night long. Instead, it uses motion detectors to engage the lights when something in your yard moves.

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Beginner Bonsai Trees: Basic Tips

It is not unusual for people to ask what exactly are Bonsai trees? Bonsai trees are diminutive and exquisite examples of larger trees. To keep them small, they spend their lives in shallow containers. Just about any type of tree can be a bonsai.

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Growing Amazing Heirloom Tomatoes

Any tomato lover would probably agree that there is nothing finer than a nice, ripe home-grown tomato in your mouth. There is no comparing the rich, sweet, oh-so-plump goodness that is the tomatoes you can grow on the vine at home with just a little bit of love and care to the rough and tough, bland and sometimes overly processed vegetable in the produce aisle at the local grocery store.

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green tomato seeds

Many people do not know that tomatoes come in a variety of different colors. Tomatoes not only come in the typical red and green colors, they also come in purple, black, pink, orange, white, yellow, and variegated. In fact, green tomatoes are not always indicative to tomatoes that are not quite ripe. There are a couple different varieties of green tomatoes, such as Green Zebra, which is a green striped tomato, as well Aunt Ruby’s German Green tomato, which is a green tomato with a pink blush. Green tomatoes are known for their mild, spicy flavor.

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Leaves – The House Plant Starter Kit

You can propagate plants in multiple different ways, including leaf cuttings, seeds, etc. You can use leaf cuttings to propagate African violets and Gloxinia. Leaf cutting is when you cut the leaf where it joins the stem. You then put the leaf in a starting mixture to allow it to grow. Roots will begin to grow from the stem within a few weeks. Once the roots start to grow, you can transplant the new plant into regular potting soil.

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Oh No! I Drowned My ‘Maters!

In a previous post (Topsy Turvey ‘Maters) I reported my experiment with upside-down tomatoes. Warning! DO NOT DO IT THE WAY I DID IT!! I am guessing (well, it’s more than just a guess) that the peat moss method should not be attempted by rank amateurs like me. I think the peat moss hold ways […]

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Rows of Veggies

I have almost the entire vegetable garden planted (seeds), and I think we’re pretty much finished with any landscape planting we planned for this year. Here’s a row by row acount of the vegetable garden: Bed 1: 2 rows of carrots 2 rows of radishes (already getting thinned out). 2 rows of lettuce Bed 2: […]

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