Herb Gardening – Common Names with K

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December Gardening

THERE may be some who think it is a little late to talk about winter protection of plants in December, but as a matter of fact, most growers are agreed that the really critical tune for plants which are on the borderline of hardiness is in late winter when a warm sun, combined with drying winds, takes moisture from leaves […]

Common to Botanical Names Bu-C

A-Br A-Br Bu-C D-Go Gr-J K-O P-R S T-Z 172k 190K 160K 123K 145k 120K 158k 169k   Buchu Agathosma betulina Buchu Barosma betulina Buchu Barosma crenulata Buchu Barosma serratifolia Buck Parsnip Lomatium triternaturm Buck’s Horn Plantain Plantago coronopus Buckthorn Rhamnus catharticus Buckthorn Rhamnus frangula Buckthorns Rhamnus   Buckwheat Fagopyrum esculentum Buckwheat Bush Eriogonum   Buffalo Gourd Cucurbita foetidissima Buffalo […]

GROWING CITRUS AS HOUSEPLANTS

Although northern New England lacks Florida’s semi-tropical climate needed to produce citrus fruits as an outdoor crop, it is possible to grow oranges, lemons, grapefruits, kumquats, and other citrus varieties as ornamental indoor houseplants. The key ingredient to success is patience although you also need the proper lighting and temperature. Even then–not to discourage you–there’s no guarantee that your plants […]

Starting Seeds Indoors

Seed starting indoors is exciting and infectious, and you’ll soon find that your windowsills are crammed with little pots of seedlings and you have an overwhelming desire to study greenhouse designs. But a greenhouse is not necessary for a satisfactory experience in gardening, as long as you follow some practical considerations such as light and temperature requirements and space. A […]

How to grow Turnip Rutabaga

Turnip Rutabaga Garden rutabaga, such as ‘Bronze Top’ and ‘Purple Top Improved’ often replace winter turnips. Rutabaga are hardy, and the large roots may be left in the ground until Christmas at least. You can also lift the roots in October, cut off the foliage and store the swedes indoors in dry sand. Rutabaga do best in an open, sunny […]

Seeds to Start in February

As soon as I’ve taken down the Christmas decorations and dragged out the tree, I dig out my seed trays and start checking my supplies. I know it’s too early to get any basil or tomatoes going; I know Zinnias and Impatiens won’t be able to go into the ground until the end of May (if then!); I know that […]

Try Apartment Composting

When I moved to my current apartment I had windows along the south wall perfect for a winter garden, but no patio or yard in which to put my compost. The solution? A compost column built from two recycled two-liter plastic bottles, an idea from the University of Wisconsin’s Bottle Biology Resources Network. Look carefully at the drawing. The two […]

Peppers – Complete Guide

Peppers   Peppers – Here is a complete listing of peppers to support your gardening/eating needs. ¬†Each page provides the pepper information to support the reference data below. Sweet Bell Hybrids: Green-Red Ornamental Hot Hybrids Peppers: Hot OP Peppers: SweetBell Hybrids: Other Colors Peppers: Sweet Bell: OP Peppers: Misc. Sweet Types Shape A= Pasilla: Pod length is 6-12″ long and […]

Succulent plants come in many shapes and sizes

There are many varieties of succulent plants to choose for the perennial garden. These no-fuss beauties are easy to plant and require no intervention on our part. Once planted, they flourish so well, the only care they need are dividing when cramped because they grow so quickly, and then only to increase again in their newly planted location. As the […]