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How to Grow Hundreds of Ground Cherries - Tips for Planting Cape Gooseberries. Ground cherries (Physalis spp.), often called cape gooseberries, are native in many parts of the United States and often grow in fields and alongside roads.

How to Grow Hundreds of Ground Cherries - Tips for Planting Cape Gooseberries

Ground cherries have large, deep green leaves and tons of pale yellow flowers that develop into cherry-sized fruits. To grow your own, start seeds of this frost-sensitive plant indoors six to eight weeks before the average last-frost date or buy transplants, which are increasingly available at nurseries and by mail order. Be sure to harden off seedlings before transplanting ground cherries outdoors. Recommended Varieties of Ground Cherries Aunt Molly's: This Polish heirloom with a captivating citrus flavor takes 70 days to fruit.Pineapple: A popular variety with a distinct pineapple taste, this one takes 75 days to fruit and stores well in husks.Goldie: This variety also takes 75 days to produce masses of large, golden fruit. Planting Ground Cherries Ji Hyun Park / EyeEmGetty Images Common Ground Cherry Problems. Pineapple sage, Salvia elegans – Master Gardener Program. Pineapple sage, Salvia elegans.

Pineapple sage, Salvia elegans – Master Gardener Program

Growing Artichokes: Learn How to Plant, Grow & Care for Artichokes. With long, silvery leaves and strikingly attractive blooms, the artichoke is a unique addition to your vegetable garden.

Growing Artichokes: Learn How to Plant, Grow & Care for Artichokes

Growing artichokes isn’t difficult, and with the proper planting, watering and pruning, you can enjoy a bountiful harvest of edible chokes. What is an Artichoke? Many people think of thistles as prickly weeds, and no gardener wants a weed in their vegetable garden. But the artichoke, scientifically known as Cynara scolymus, proves that not all thistles are a nuisance. How to Grow Asparagus - Vegetables - Gardening Tips and Advice - Burpee. Can I Grow Asparagus?

How to Grow Asparagus - Vegetables - Gardening Tips and Advice - Burpee

Asparagus will grow well in virtually all areas of the US and lower Canada, except where there is extreme summer heat. For marginal areas where the lack of reliable freezing temperatures fail to initiate a dormancy rest period, withholding water in the winter can achieve a similar effect. Although asparagus favors a sandy loam soil, it is quite tolerant of all but the densest clays. As long as drainage is good and soil moisture can be maintained during the growing season, the asparagus plants will thrive. Asparagus should be planted in a new section of the garden that has never been cultivated. Yields will be highest in full-sun sites, but asparagus plants will also tolerate partial shade. Tips for Sprouting Nasturtium Seeds. Quick-growing summer annuals can add nearly instant color to your garden beds and planters.

Tips for Sprouting Nasturtium Seeds

Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum spp.) produce yellow, orange and red flowers, usually on the same plant. These annual flowers grow readily from large seeds, so you can plant plenty of them with minimal effort and cost. Encourage good sprouting by preparing and planting the seeds correctly. Planting Time Nasturtiums grow during the warm, frost-free spring, summer and fall season. Seed Preparation The hard, dry seed coating on large nasturtium seeds can slow germination because it's difficult for water to soak into the seed and force it from dormancy. A300 mobile placeholder. How to Grow Beets - Tips for Planting Beets.

High in fiber and rich in vitamins A and C, beets have more iron than other vegetables, including spinach.

How to Grow Beets - Tips for Planting Beets

Better yet, the classic beet's red coloring comes from betalains — a combination of the purple and yellow pigments that deter the formation of cancer-causing free radicals. How to Propagate Lemon Verbena. Information On Rosemary Plant Propagation. The piney scent of a rosemary plant is a favorite of many gardeners.

Information On Rosemary Plant Propagation

This semi hardy shrub can be grown as hedges and edging in areas that are USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6 or higher. In other zones, this herb makes a delightful annual in the herb garden or can be grown in pots and brought indoors. Because rosemary is such a wonderful herb, many gardeners want to know how to propagate rosemary. You can propagate rosemary from either rosemary seeds, rosemary cuttings or layering. Let’s look at how. Step-by-Step Instructions Stem Cutting Rosemary. Pumpkins: Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Pumpkins. Growing conditions for edible canna. How to Grow Turmeric in Pots - Plant Instructions. How to grow turmeric. How to Grow Pomegranates in Oregon. Pomegranate image by Ergün Özsoy from <a href=' The pomegranate tree grows well in Oregon home gardens in the western half of the state where the USDA hardiness zones are 7 through 9.

How to Grow Pomegranates in Oregon

The pomegranate tree will not tolerate temperatures that fall below 10 degrees F. Pomegranate trees require little maintenance once the tree becomes productive after three years of growth. The tree will produce fruit for up to 15 years after planting when given adequate care and water. Choose a planting location for the pomegranate tree that has well-draining soil and bright sunlight for a minimum of eight hours each day. Test the soil pH prior to planting as pomegranate trees grow best in an acidic soil of 5.5 to 7.0. Plant the pomegranate tree in a hole that is the same depth and twice as wide as the root ball of the tree. Coe's Comfrey. Originating in the Caucasus mountains of Russia, Comfrey can withstand temperatures of -40° F below zero without winter kill.

Coe's Comfrey

It thrives in Africa in 120° F heat and with 12 cuttings per year there, they hold the world record yield of over 140 tons per acre. Comfrey can be planted spring, summer or fall, anytime the soil can be worked. If You Can Grow Basil, You’ll Have No Troubles With Shiso. Shiso (Perilla frutescens) is known in some circles as Japanese basil.

If You Can Grow Basil, You’ll Have No Troubles With Shiso

And like basil, it is easy to grow in Hawaii any time of the year. For the lucky soul who has shiso in the garden there are many uses for the leaves, the flowers and the seeds. Description Shiso used to be classified botanically as a type of basil and was in the genus Ocimum, but it now belongs to a different genus (Perilla). Like basil, it is in the mint family (Lamiaceae) and like most members of the mint family, it has square stems and the flowers have four stamens (the male part of the flower that carries the pollen). Shiso has either green (green shiso) or purple (red shiso) leaves that are usually wrinkled. Flower spikes appear at the growing tips and bear small pink, lavender, green or white flowers. Growing fennel — bulb, herb, pollen - Growing for Market. By Pam Dawling Many people grow fennel as the herb, for leaves and seeds, for salads, soups, fish dishes and teas.

The seeds are also used in desserts, breads, other baked goods and drinks. Or they are chewed after a meal to help the digestion. A newer crop in the U.S. is bulb fennel, with a vaguely licorice-like flavor. The crunchy white “bulb” consists of the swollen stem bases of the leaves. Cultivating Edible Mushrooms with Dave Wichland. MushroomCultivationGuide. How To Grow Ginger Root - Planting Ginger Plant In Your Herb Garden. By Heather Rhoades Ginger plant (Zingiber officinale) may seem like a mysterious herb to grow. The knobby ginger root is found in grocery stores but very rarely do you find it in your local nursery. So can you grow ginger at home? The answer is yes, you can. Not only is growing ginger plants possible, it is easy as well. How to Grow Ginger Root Planting ginger starts with finding some ginger root to plant. Fig Tree Fertilizer – When And How To Fertilize A Fig Tree.

By Jackie Carroll One thing that makes fig trees so easy to grow is that they rarely need fertilizer. In fact, giving a fig tree fertilizer when it doesn’t need it can harm the tree. A fig tree that gets too much nitrogen produces less fruit and is more susceptible to cold weather damage. Growing Turmeric in Containers. Harvesting Leeks and Onions (5/21/11) Leeks: How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest. The Rhubarb Compendium. Rhubarb is a cool season, perennial plant that is very winter hardy and resistant to drought. How to Grow Ginger. Planting, Growing & Harvesting Broccoli. Broccoli is a great choice for a home garden.