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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 swiss chard (Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris) - www.dearplants.com

    Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris (Chard or Swiss chard)

    How to plant and grow swiss chard (Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris) Swiss chard is a plant of the same species as beetroot, but whose cultivars were selected to harvest its leaves and thus to not produce a large root.  Its leaves can be of various colors, with petioles (leaf stalks) white, green, yellow, orange or […]

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  • What to do in June in the garden - www.dearplants.com

    What to do in June in the garden

    June marks the start of Summer. There is a lot to do in the garden, but this is the time of the year when you can enjoy the pleasure produced by your hard work. So above all, take time to enjoy, sit and relax in your paradise. Think of this month as the time when […]

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  • How to plant and grow Crocus sativus (Saffron) - www.dearplants.com

    Crocus sativus (Saffron)

    How to plant and grow Crocus sativus (Saffron) Crocus sativus (Saffron) is a plant grown to collect stigmas (the part of the flower that receives pollen), which when dried and milled are a spice used in various culinary dishes, including famous dishes such as Spanish paella and French bouillabaisse. It is also used to color […]

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  • How to plant Cucurbita pepo (marrow, courgette or zucchini) - flowering - www.dearplants.com

    Cucurbita pepo (marrow, courgette or zucchini)

    How to plant Cucurbita pepo (marrow, courgette or zucchini) Marrow, courgette or zucchini are names given to some varieties or cultivars of pumpkins. The vast majority of these varieties are of the species Cucurbita pepo whose fruits are cylindrical. Almost all cultivars form clumps that do not spread much. Marrow vs Courgette vs Zucchini, are […]

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