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  • How to make plant tags from recycled bottles, DIY and get free labels for your plants - www.dearplants.com

    How to make plant tags from recycled bottles, DIY and get free labels for your plants

    Tagging (or labeling) plants is of primordial importance in order to keep track of what you sown, what cuttings are these, what variety is this in the border, etc… labeling with common names or scientific names, you need to identify your plants. There are many comercial available tags made of plastic, wood, metal and so […]

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  • How to start Dahlias early in pots - basket of dahlia tubers - www.dearplants.com

    How to start Dahlias early in pots

    Dahlias are plants that are being recognized again as with great value for the garden. This step by step guide shows how to start dahlias early in pots. They were ignored in recent years but are again being popular as deserved because they are easy to cultivate, produce a lot of flowers that are available […]

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  • Dahlia - www.dearplants.com

    Dahlia

    Dahlia is a genus of about 30 species and 20000 cultivars usually tuberous-rooted perennials. They are native to mountainous areas of Central America. They have mid to dark green leaves 20-50cm (8-20in) long. Dahlias are popular for they flowerheads that grow in a variety of forms and colors. They can be white, yellow, orange, red, […]

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  • How to create a low maintenance garden - ideas - dearplants.com

    How to create a low maintenance garden

    Although we all love to work in the garden we also want to spend more time enjoying it. We can achieve that creating a low maintenance garden. This article includes six tips on how to plant a garden that will save you time and looks great. 1. Plant perennials Plants like daisies, day lilies and […]

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  • How to plant and grow cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) - www.dearplants.com

    Cucumis sativus (Cucumber)

    How to plant and grow cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a climbing plant, whose branches can grow from 1 to 3 m in length. Its fruits are usually consumed while still immature, raw or canned. Where does cucumber grows best? Cucumber prefers warm weather, growing well in places with temperatures between 18°C and […]

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  • How to plant and grow chicory (Cichorium intybus) - Chicory blue flowers - www.dearplants.com

    Cichorium intybus (Chicory)

    How to plant and grow chicory (Cichorium intybus) Chicory (Cichorium intybus) or “common chicory” is a perennial herbaceous plant of the dandelion family Asteraceae, usually with bright blue flowers, sometimes white or pink. Many varieties of chicory are cultivated for salad leaves, or roots (var. sativum), which are baked, ground, and used as a coffee […]

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  • How to plant and grow Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea gemmifera) - www.dearplants.com

    Brassica oleracea gemmifera (Cauliflower)

    How to plant and grow Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea gemmifera) Cauliflower is a plant of the same species as cabbage but it produces a head consisting of poorly developed flower buds.  Cultivars with white heads are the most common, but there are cultivars with orange, purple and green heads, including the so-called Romanesco broccoli, which are […]

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  • How to plant Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea gemmifera) - sprouts harvested with the entire plant - www.dearplants.com.jpg

    Brassica oleracea gemmifera (Brussels sprouts)

    How to plant and grow Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea gemmifera) Brussels sprouts are a group of cabbage cultivars in which the leaf axillary buds develop so that the stem is covered with many sprouts similar to small cabbages, which are harvested and consumed mainly cooked. Where does Brussels sprouts grows best? Brussels sprouts are a […]

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