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Make a Raised Garden Bed Out of Pallets

Last updated : 24 March 2015

MATERIALS NEEDED Pallet: look for a pallet that has at least 4 intact boards (the more the better in case of splitting while prying) that are held on by no more than about 6 nails each. This will make it easier to pry the boards loose. Also, make sure your pallet is free from any […]

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How to Grow a Stevia Plant

Last updated : 6 February 2015
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 Here’s a great low-glycemic, zero-calorie, healthy sugar replacement that you can grow yourself! Sweetleaf (Stevia Rebaudiana) is a native of South America and has been used for 1,500 years to sweeten food, tea, and medicines.  Step 1- Buy a Stevia plant Nursery grown stevia plants are sold for their especially sweet leaves. I bought mine from […]

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How to Propagate Mums

Last updated : 6 February 2015
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How to Propagate Mums Chrysanthemums refer to a genus of flowering plants with great genetic diversity. The Chrysanthemum was widely grown in China during the 15th century B.C as a flowering herb. Stories recount that the boiled roots were used as a headache remedy, the leaves were used as a drink in festivities, and the […]

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Propagation Techniques for Landscape Plants

Last updated : 13 March 2015

I am going to give you suggested propagation techniques for a variety of different landscape plants.  Arborvitae: Cuttings taken in mid to late summer can be rooted in coarse sand under intermittent mist. Cuttings taken in the fall can be rooted in coarse sand in an outdoor frame. Cuttings taken during the winter can be […]

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How to Grow a Citrus Tree from Seed

Last updated : 16 March 2015
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You can grow a citrus tree from a seed anytime of the year, though summer is best.  Most fruit trees are best grown from grafted trees for quicker fruiting. Lemons, grapefruit, lime, tangerine, orange etc. are easily grown with great results. Sprout and grow a seed from a great-tasting specimen and there is a chance […]

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How to Grow Tomatoes

Last updated : 26 January 2015
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SIMPLEST WAY TO GROW TOMATOES OF ALL TYPES Materials needed: ·    An over ripe tomato of any type that was bought from the store or seeds from your local nursery ·    Organic potting soil to mix with your yard soil (optional) ·    Water ·    3-4 inch pot for the first transplant (optional) ·    six gallon […]

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How to Root Hundreds if not Thousands of Cuttings at One Time.

Last updated : 18 December 2014
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What I am about to share with you is a bit of an industry secret.  But what I want you to really grasp is that this system will work for just a few cuttings, or in our case we do tens of thousands of cuttings at time using this very simple, yet incredibly effect system. […]

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How to Grow from Cuttings

Last updated : 27 January 2015
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THE SIMPLEST WAY TO GROW FROM CUTTINGS If you have a tree or plant you wish to clone, look no further. This method is uncomplicated and quite easy to do. Materials needed: · Healthy cutting from a tree of your choice · Potting soil or local soil or an equal mixture of both · One […]

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How to Prune a Hibiscus Plant

Last updated : 4 February 2015
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This is a very sorry tropical hibiscus plant that the deer munched on all summer, I was going to toss it out but decided to try and revitalize it for this project. This  photo shows the damage the deer did, the plant never bloomed this year, because the deer ate the ends off all the […]

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Conversations from the Backyard Growers Business Center

Last updated : 26 February 2015

People often wonder, “What is this Backyard Growers Business Center?” Then they exclaim, “I’m just interested in growing plants, not selling them.” Well it’s not all that stuffy and formidable.  The members of the Backyard Growers Business Center are growers who help each other out. The more experienced old-timers, (and young-timers) are eager to help […]