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8 Edibles You Can Grow Indoors This Winter - Urban Farm Don’t give up on gardening just because it’s cold. Get your green-thumb fix by growing these fruits and vegetables inside. By Chandelle Bates It’s a sweet sort of melancholy that drives the home gardener while putting summer garden beds to sleep. 1. How to Grow: Even if you live in a windowless box with no view of the outside world, you can still grow sprouts. Cautions: The biggest risk to your sprout crop is mold. How to Use: Slip into sandwiches or on top of salads, throw them into a smoothie, or use as a garnish on creamy winter soups. 2. How to Grow: Scallions may be grown from the white root left over after using the green stalk. Cautions: Leave behind an inch or so of sprout each time you trim the plant so the sprout will continue to grow. How to Use: Top tacos, dips, soups and salads with sliced scallions. 3. How to Grow: Give yourself a little break and begin with quick-growing transplants from a garden supply shop. 4. How to Grow: Kale can be grown much like salad greens. 5. 6.

Global Genome Biodiversity Network A Collaborative Effort to Cryo-preserve and Provide Access to Genomic Samples from Across the Tree of Life The Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) is a global network of well-managed collections of genomic tissue samples from across the Tree of Life, benefiting society through biodiversity research, development and conservation. This network will foster collaborations among repositories of molecular biodiversity in order to ensure quality standards, improve best practices, secure interoperability, and harmonize exchange of material in accordance with national and international legislation and conventions. Goals Provide genome-quality samples from across the Tree of Life for research, training, and development, thereby contributing to the conservation of global genetic diversity for generations to come.

Critter Catalog Here is information about many common animals found in Michigan, and a few that live in other places. You could find many of these animals in or around your schoolyard. Remember that this is just a little bit of animal biodiversity. There are many many other kinds of animals in other places. If you want to learn about animals that don't live in southeast Michigan, you can go to the Animal Diversity Web. Mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish are all vertebrates - they have a "spinal column" made up of many bones. While vertebrates are more familiar to most people, there are many, many more species of invertebrates. For simplicity's sake, we have presented six main groups of invertebrates, distinguished by the number of legs they have.

Seeds for Lawn and Shrub Plants This item is currently out of stock, if you would like to be notified by E-mail when it becomes available again, simply enter your E-mail address in the field below and hit "Submit". TRM126 Southern Catalpa Catalpa bignonioides The southern catalpa is an attractive small to medium sized deciduous tree that grows to about 25-50 ft in height. TRM044 Japanese Andromeda Pieris japonica Japanese pieris is a rounded and compact evergreen shrub with something to offer the gardener in every season. TRM041 Horsetail She OakCasuarina equisetifolia The horsetail she-oak or casuarina equisetifolia is a small tree growing to perhaps 8 metres in its natural environment with a pendulous, drooping, normally open habit. NB80 River She Oak Casuarina cunninghamiana Best suited for zones 9-11. IM111 Chinese Sweet Shrub ( Calycanthus chinensis ) This Chinese native allspice is closely related to U. 3348 American Beauty Berry Callicarpa americana RLP045 Wild Peach Kiggelaria africana D1717 Osage Orange ( Maclura ) - Homologies BUILDING BIG: Home Page Explore large structures and what it takes to build them with BUILDING BIG™, a five-part PBS television series and Web site from WGBH Boston. Here are the main features of the site: Bridges, Domes, Skyscrapers, Dams, and Tunnels. The Labs Try your hand at our interactive engineering labs. The Challenges Take on the challenges of building big. Wonders of the World Databank Explore our databank of big structures. Local Wonders Investigate big structures near you. Who Builds Big? About the Series Learn more about the shows, and see a chat with David Macaulay. Educators' Guide How to use the Web site, with hands-on activities. Shop Building Big DVDs and books from David Macaulay available at Site Tour Learn more about the features in this site. Site Map The whole site at a glance. Web Credits Feedback Help

Fragrant Spring Tree | how to grow perennial vegetables Known as Cedrela sinensis or Toona sinensis (Chinese Mahogany), this deciduous tree is recognized by its vertical stems bearing pink, almost florescent, new growth. The 1-2 foot long leaves with pointed oblong leaflets emerge in many tones of red, in good years bright pink, and then turn to green with age. It typically grows 15-20 feet but often is cut to the ground to maintain an interesting and colorful lower planting. On older wood the spring-blooming white flowers hang on long clusters below the foliage. Plant in full sun to light shade and water regularly to occasionally. The Fragrant Spring Tree is native to eastern and southeastern Asia, from North Korea south through most of eastern, central and southwestern China to Nepal, northeastern India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, and western Indonesia. The young leaves and shoots are used as a vegetable called Hsiang Chun Ya (Xiang Chun Ya in China) and it is also known as a “tree vegetable”. Like this: Like Loading...

Species 2000 Plants & History Ever since Early Man rubbed two sticks together to make fire, plants have played a vital role in the history of mankind. The cultivation of grain changed nomads into village dwellers, wooden boats allowed civilisations to explore new lands, and precious spices were used from earliest times to trade between nations. Later on, it was Christopher Columbus’s search for new spice routes that led to his discovery of the Americas and their colonisation by Europeans. Plants have been used as medicines, but also as instruments of death. The famous Greek philosopher Socrates drank hemlock when sentenced to death in ancient Athens. A plant allegedly even influenced the laws of physics! Plants have had far-reaching effects on many civilisations, the impact of which we still feel today. See the top 10 plants that we think have made the biggest difference to this category.

Lemon Verbena Reviews | RateTea Wikipedia: Aloysia_citrodora Updated: Aug. 26, 2013 About Lemon Verbena A lemon verbena plant in bloom. Photo by H. Lemon verbena (Aloysia triphylla) is a plant with a strong lemon scent, similar to lemon balm, lemongrass, and lemon myrtle. Lemon verbena is the most well-known of the verbenas, a family which includes a number of plants which mimic the aromas of various other plants, such as pineapple verbena (Nashia inaguensis), or Bushy Lippia (Lippia alba), a verbena native to Texas with many of the same chemical components of lemon verbena. Lemon verbena is frequently consumed as a tea on its own, and also blended as an ingredient in other teas, sometimes together with lemon balm and/or lemongrass. Whole-leaf lemon verbena after steeping in a gaiwan, and the infusion it produces Most lemon verbena is sold in broken-leaf form, but whole-leaf lemon verbena is sometimes commercially available. Health benefits & chemical constituents References: 1. 2. 3. Best Lemon Verbena