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What Is Fenugreek – Fenugreek Plant Care And Growing Guide

Growing fenugreek herbs isn’t difficult and the plant, which produces white or purplish flowers that turn into interesting yellow pods, is an attractive addition to the garden. Let’s learn how to grow fenugreek. What is Fenugreek? Native to southern Europe and Asia, fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) has been cultivated for centuries as a spice and for its medicinal qualities. Herbal fenugreek is used to treat a variety of conditions, including coughs, sore throat, bronchitis, constipation and minor skin irritations. In the kitchen, fresh fenugreek leaves are cooked like spinach and tangy, mustard-yellow fenugreek seeds are used as a spice, often in Middle Eastern dishes. Dried or fresh fenugreek leaves are brewed into a flavorful tea. How to Grow Fenugreek Herbs Fenugreek plants thrive in full sunlight and cool temperatures. Fenugreek is grown in spring in warm climates, but can be grown all summer where summers are mild. Plant fenugreek seeds directly

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Crisphead Plant Info – Growing Different Crisphead Lettuce Varieties

Beautiful, crunchy salad greens right from the garden are an almost year around treat in some regions. Crisphead lettuce varieties offer greens with a nice toothy, snap and sweet flavor that complements any dressing. What is crisphead lettuce? You may recognize crisphead lettuce plants as the commonly sold iceberg lettuce found in your produce market. Versatile and easy to grow with a little know how. What is Crisphead Lettuce? Crisphead lettuce is mostly grown in cooler, northern climates. It needs a bit more maintenance than the loose-leaf varieties but has a characteristic flavor and texture not found in those types. They bolt in summer but can be started in fall or early spring, producing at least two seasons of produce. They also, need a longer growing period as compared to the upright or loose-leaf varieties. Some crisphead lettuce info will help you navigate this more picky but definitely worth growing

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Controlling Lantana Weeds: Stopping Lantana Spread In The Garden

In some gardens, Lantana camara is a pretty, flowering plant that adds delicate, colorful blooms to flower beds. In other areas, though, this plant can be more of a pest. In California and Hawaii, as well as Australia and New Zealand battle this invasive species. Find out ways for controlling lantana weeds in your yard. About Lantana Control in Gardens Lantana is an ornamental shrub that is popular with home gardeners. It has colorful flowers that are small but grow in tight clusters. They change color with time, going from white to pink to purple or from yellow to orange to red, and put on quite a display. Native to the West Indies, lantana is a perennial in warmer climates and an annual or an indoor container plant in cooler regions. If you have lantana well under control in your garden or in containers and you don’t live in a

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Asymmetrical Garden Design – Learn About Asymmetrical Landscaping

A pleasing garden is one that is designed according to certain design principles, and there are a number of ways to attain the desired effect. If you prefer a less formal, more casual-looking garden, you may be interested in learning about asymmetrical landscaping. While garden design can be very complicated, understanding the basics of asymmetrical garden design can simplify the entire process. Even newcomers to the garden cane learn how to create an asymmetrical garden. Designing an Asymmetrical Garden In simple terms, a garden bed is designed around a central point, which may be an object such as a plant, a front door, a tree, or a container. The central point can also unseen, or imaginary. You can have either symmetrical or asymmetrical garden design layouts. A symmetrical garden design is equal on both sides of the central point. For example, a large shrub on one side is mirrored by

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