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How To Grow A Lemon Tree From Seed. How To Grow A Lemon Tree From Seed Please be sure to Join our email list and receive all our latest and best tutorials daily – free! 6K+ Lemon tree seedling @ about 1 month. Image – Have you ever wanted your very own lemon tree? Imagine in a few years time… sitting in its cool shade… a soft summer breeze is blowing and gorgeous lemons hang perfectly from the branches, calling out to you to pick them and make them into delicious lemonade. I can already tell that you’re sold on the idea! One of the things I love about this tutorial is that the process is super easy, and fun – so it’s a perfect project for kids (unlike the soap making tutorial, which sadly is definitely not kid-friendly owing to the chemicals involved!) Another thing I love about this lemon tree tutorial is that it is finding and teaching immense value in things that we normally take for granted.

And then of course, there is the ecological angle. Have a great weekend and let us know how you get on! Ratios for Converting Fresh Herbs to Dried | Substituting Fresh Produce in Recipes. Have you ever wondered how to substitute dried herbs for fresh herbs in recipes? What are the conversion ratios you should use when replacing dried herbs with their fresh counterparts, and vice versa? Common kitchen herbs offer both culinary and health benefits. The purpose of this article is to provide useful tips for all those who are interested in learning how to convert fresh herbs to dried herbs and spices.

At the end of the article, you will find an extensive chart showing the conversion ratios for some of the most common kitchen herbs including thyme, basil, rosemary, garlic, bay leaves, tarragon, ginger, parsley, cilantro and onions. The Rule of Thumb Most healthy recipes you find in cookbooks and on the internet will require that you use some herbs, both for culinary and health reasons. 3 portions of fresh herb = 1 portion of dried herb If you are using U.S. spoons, one tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs will equal approximately one teaspoon of dried herbs. Pruning Information.

The Science of Soil Health: Precision Cover Cropping. Top 10 Natural Weed Killers for Your Garden. Do you have a lot of unwanted weeds in your garden? You can try to pull them out, but some of the roots are very deep and it’s a struggle to pull them out completely. When we buy and apply commercial weed killers, called also herbicides, the chemicals react with plants, killing some or all of them, depending on the chemical formula. These weed killers contain harmful chemicals and substances that can cause damage not only to plants, but also to humans and wildlife.

Some weed killers if applied near water sources can cause water pollution. When applied in large quantities, the chemicals can even cause poisoning whose symptoms are headaches, nausea, rashes, dizziness and much more. Due to all these risks, many people choose to use homemade natural weed killers as an alternative, and you can use common household products that are effective and cheap too. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Many weeds have medicinal uses so don’t underestimate their power. How To Plant Garlic And Onions This Fall. At a time when most of us here in the Midwest are in the process of harvesting the last of our summer vegetables – its nice to know that we can still satisfy our planting urges with a fall planting of garlic and onions. Fresh Garlic pulled from the soil. Garlic is a great fall crop here in the North – allowing for a late June / Early July harvest next year of beautiful and tasty cloves. And although a little less commonly known and practiced – it’s also a great time to sneak in a planting of onions! Fall Garlic Planting Although garlic can be planted in the spring (especially soft-neck varieties in the warmer climates of the South) – the best time to plant hardneck garlic here in the Midwest is in the fall.

A single clove of garlic ready to be planted. Hardneck varieties are the most commonly planted form of garlic – and are also what produce garlic scapes – the delicate shoots coveted by many to add great flavor to salads and dishes of all types. When To Plant: Soil Prep: Planting Garlic: Growing Your Own Garlic - Planting Growing Harvesting and Storing Garlic. As far as I'm concerned, garlic gets the blue ribbon for growing your own. It's absurdly easy to plant and care for; it tastes great; it looks beautiful and it takes up so little ground that even those with very small gardens can raise enough to be self-sufficient in garlic for a good part of the year. All you have to do is choose the right varieties; plant at the right time, in the right soil; then harvest when just right and store correctly. 1. Choosing Types of Garlic If you look in a specialist catalog like the one at Gourmet Garlic Gardens, you'll find dozens of varieties of garlic listed.

The folks at Filaree Farm, who offer a hundred, divide them into seven groups: Rocambole, Purple Stripe, Porcelain, Artichoke, Silverskin, Asiatic Turban and Creole. Gourmet GG says it's 10 groups because they divide Asiatic from Turban and add Marbled Purple Stripe and Glazed Purple Stripe to the list. Gardeners in most of the U.S. can try some of both. 2. 3. Tips for cutting garlic scapes: 1. 2.


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