How To Grow Rosemary From Cuttings

I have learned that rosemary is easier planting from cuttings than from seeds. So I got two rosemary cuttings from my rosemary pot which I’d bought from a nursery before. I cut their bottoms diagonally and then put them into the cup with tap water as shown in the photo.

After about four weeks each stem of rosemary has grown its root about half inch long or more. It’s a good time to transplant them into a soil pot.


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Why Grow Eight Ball Squash

Wandering around the local nursery in the springtime to look for some young seedlings to buy, I noticed a small section with many small eight ball squash pots. They looked pretty with dark green leaves. I read through its tag attached found that its fruits could be stir-fried and served with dips. It intrigued me.




Pests sometimes afflict the Brussels sprout plant. They lie on the bottom of its leaves you can not see, but those leaves will show symptoms such as white or black markings or wilting, etc. At that time, you can spray diluted dishwashing soap or neem oil to wash them off. I often used to use dishwashing soap interspersed with water more than neem oil to wash them off. If it does not work, the plant must be removed and annihilated. The plants need a good environment as we do.

When And How To Harvest Brussels Sprout

When the sprouts are firm, and about one inch in diameter or whatever you want, you can pick them up by twisting them until they drop. I often used to remove sprouts from the bottom up. You should also take off the lower leaves, especially the yellow ones. If the plant is healthy, it will continue to produce fresh sprouts through to the following spring.


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How To Grow Brussels Sprout From Seeds

You can follow the instructions on the seed packet or here are some tips:
1. Sow seeds about 1/4 inch deep in a pot in early spring.
2. Water to keep the soil moist.
3. They sprout about in 10 days.


4. Transplant seedlings when they are about 3 inches tall.
5. Space plants around 2 feet apart.
Earth up and mulch it. Remove weeds and yellow lower leaves if present.
Wait for its growth, and sprouts will appear about 70 days.



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Why Growing Brussels Sprout

If you like cute, tiny cabbage as I do, Brussels sprout is the one. It belongs to the cabbage family; therefore, it might contain vitamins, minerals, and whatever cabbage has. It’s worth to grow Brussels sprout because it mostly produces plenty of fruits. And it bears pretty yellow flowers when bolting.


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When And How To Harvest Winter Squash

When the fruit rind becomes a bit harder, you can use a knife or a pruner to cut its stems off away from its stalk, then dry it in the sun until its stem shrivels so that you could store it in few months. You can also leave the fruit on its vine for more mature like about over three months or until the plant dies if you want before harvesting. I often did that.
I also like this kind of squash when tender and young because it does not have hard seeds inside and easy to cut. I often harvested them like that for stir-frying or soup with smashed shrimp.


How To Grow Winter Squash From Seeds


Here are some tips:
1. Sow two seeds in a small pot. I found they sprouted in about ten days.


2. Transplant them in a bed with fertile, well-drained soil at full sun.
3. Space about 4 feet apart and support them with a stake or trellis.
4. Water well regularly.


They will flower in about 70 days from the date of sprouting. The female flower will form a young fruit, which grows bigger and bigger depending on the condition of a location.


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Why Grow Winter Squash


One day I went to a market to buy some vegetables. I noticed some dark yellow winter squash, which looked so cute, especially their shapes and their rinds with green and light brown lines run naturally. Both were fantastic and made me come to a nursery to buy a seed packet of it to grow in spring.


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When And How To Harvest Taro Root


When taro’s leaves turn dark brown or die, it could be the time to harvest them, but it also needs at least six months for taro to reach their harvesting root sizes. I remember when the first frost arrived in the early winter, leaves of my two taro plants turned yellow then brown and fell off, although the plants were still alive. The other taro plants at other warmer locations had no problem. Their leaves were still green, but their growth seemed halting.
I should have planted them in spring, but I missed that opportunity in spring. I planted them at the end of July. Therefore, their harvest time would probably be at the end of the next February. However, in early March, their leaves had been still green, so I had to give them more time to develop their roots. In May and June, I harvested some of them by wetting their feet first then digging them out. I did the job carefully to avoid damaging their roots.


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