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Cultivation History of Cannas

Cannas are native to semi-tropical and tropical parts of North and South America. Their native range extends from North Carolina south to Argentina and includes the Caribbean islands. In their native habitat, Cannas live in damp shady locations along the margins of rivers and lakes.

7 Plants You Need to Plant in Your Garden

Before you start with your home garden project, try to make a list of the plants that are common for your daily needs. If you’re used to daily vegetable in your diet, jot down all those vegetables that can be grown and sustains when you need them. Some are short season crops, usually last 45 days to 2 months. Other grows more than 2 – 4 months or more.

How To Grow Wheat-Grass At Home – Step By Step

This article contains information on how to grow wheat-grass at home. It includes tips on wheat berries preparation, planting tray setup, sprouting and growing.

Raising European Night Crawlers Through Vermiculture

If you’re thinking about raising European night crawlers through vermiculture, then it is, by all means possible. But the first thing that you must do is to prepare the following materials that you’ll be needing for this composting project. You should know that European nightcrawlers (also known as Eisenia hortensis) are not only good as fish bait, they’re also used for composting purposes. Although red wiggler worms have been more preferred when it comes to vermicomposting, the European worms are still considered for the job.

Harvesting Worms and Capsules – Light Retraction

Harvesting refers to separating worms from the castings prior to sale and delivery or shipment to your waiting customers. There are several methods that can be used to separate worms from castings.

Breeding Earthworms – Worms Suitable For Composting

Worms are classified in 2 groups. Agricultural worms and commercial worms. The Aporrectodea family is typical of the agricultural category. These can be located in home gardens and agricultural land. One of the biggest downsides to this group is the length of time it takes to reach breeding maturity, taking between 6 and 12 months to fully mature. Producing on average of a capsule per month. For commercial purposes this is not a viable option due to both slow maturity time and minimal offspring.

Vegetable Gardening Problems – Prevention

The single best method of approach for any problem is prevention. This is a maxim that holds true with flooding and with vegetable gardening problems. Of course, to begin an effective attempt at prevention one must understand the common problems that are faced.

Ten Tips to Having a Successful Garden and a Green Thumb

I’ve heard so many people say they have a black thumb, and I mistakenly thought the same about myself. In this article I’ll tell you how you too can be successful at gardening in the desert of Arizona!

Meconopsis Poppy Seeds – How to Grow and Care For Perennial Himalayan Poppies

Get the best blooms out of your poppy seeds. Commonly known as the Himalayan poppy, Meconopsis plants are fantastic for gardeners who want to add a little spice to cool, shady areas of their gardens. Grown in large groups they give fantastic show of color, ranging from blues and purples, to yellows and whites.

Bumblebee Nest Boxes

Most commercially sold bumblebee nest boxes fail to be occupied because they are poorly placed and/or the wrong size for the bumblebees in your garden. Hints and tips on siting nest boxes, the correct size to use, other containers that may be suitable and preferred by bumblebees.

Flower Gardens – The Best Perennials to Grow

Can you imagine planting flowers in your flowerbeds that will bloom all summer long AND come back year after year? Yes, these flowers really do exist. While most perennials have a set bloom time, there are those perennials that just continue blooming from spring until the first hard frost. Read on and discover 4 best perennials to grow that will surely please.

How Do I Propagate My Cymbidiums And Multiply My Orchid Collection For Free?

It’s very rewarding and satisfying to multiply your orchid collection through propagation and it’s a FREE way to get new plants! Always a bonus! Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to propagate your Cymbidiums.

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