• How to Plant Blackberries

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    A perennial plant that bears biennial stems, a blackberry is an aggregate fruit that carries Rubus as genus and Rosaceae as family. Its fruit has high nutritional content including vitamin K, vitamin C and dietary fiber. Add to these vital nutrients, it is also a very good source of lutein, beta carotene and manganese. Furthermore, it is packed with vital antioxidants to help fight off diseases. Be able to enjoy all these wonderful benefits by learning how to plant blackberries. Materials Needed For people who barely have the time to plant and garden, this is definitely a good choice because it is a moderately easy task to do. More importantly, there are only two primary materials needed to accomplish this task. First, procure a nice gardening shovel for digging. Second, purchase blackberry plants from the nearest gardening store. Choose the right kinds of plants that are healthy and in good condition. After acquiring these things, you can now proceed to the actual process of planting...

    How to Plant Bamboo

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    If you decide to plant and grow bamboo, the following pointers will prove useful for you. These tips should help in the cultivation and management of bamboos. Bamboo Types Bamboo is classified into two types: monopodial / runner bamboos (spreading) sympodial / clamping bamboos (non-spreading) Bamboo plants can be grown both indoors and outdoors. The running bamboo type is best suited for hedgerow planting. Get the clamping bamboo if you want to nurture them in containers. The clamping bamboos are more manageable. Running bamboos relay the rhizomes all around the planting area and beyond. If you will be nurturing the running type in a container, go for the 5 gallon model. You should also inquire about the bamboos characteristics. Both running and clamping types have other variants. Some can reach up to 20 feet, so get to know the bamboo you are buying. Those who are intent on growing bamboos need to know the following facts. Basic Pointers on How to Plant Bamboo You can keep the following...

    How to Plant Seed Potatoes

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    Growing seed potatoes can be quite challenging for novice gardeners. The following suggestions should help remove some of the complexities when nurturing this crop. Buying Tips Go to a garden center and look at the catalogs. There are many different seeds to choose from. Whichever you buy, make certain that it’s certified free from viruses and diseases. Those that are egg sized are the best seeds to buy. Planting Put the seeds in a box. Place them in an area where there is light and plenty of air. The ideal temperature is 50 F. When growing seed potatoes, position the seeds so that the sprouts are up and stalk at the bottom. The stalk is the part which was cut off from the main plant. If you can’t figure it out, that’s okay. If the potatoes grow in the wrong direction, brush out the sprouts and turn it upright. Managing the Sprouts As the sprouts appear, cut all of them except for about four. The sprout length for planting is about an inch. The length isn’t as important as...

    How to Plant Squash

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    Growing squash is perfect even for those with limited garden space. However, the environment will play a part in its development, among other factors. Soil and Temperature For seedlings, the temperature needs to be at least 65 F. Low humidity is preferred along with a warm climate. Those living in tropical countries can plant them either in dry or wet seasons. Squash can be planted in many soil types, but medium rich compost is the best. The pH level needs to be 5.6 to 6.5. You don’t need to do a lot of tiling. Planting Tips The seeds need to be put in a mound. When growing squash, the soil needs to be 2 ft in diameter. Manure must be put in place prior to making the mound. Each mound should be at least 3 feet apart. Some plants will be weak, so you should cut these off. Keep the number of plants in each mound to no more than five. Watering and Cultivating Water them once a week. The watering needs to be thorough, but avoid dampening the leaves. Cultivation is also necessary to prevent...

    How to Plant Rhubarb

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    Growing rhubarb is less troublesome than most plants, as it’s not susceptible to a lot of pests. However there are other factors that need to be assessed to ensure good growth. Ideal Temperature The ideal climate temperature should be 40 F and below. For summer temperature shouldn’t go over 75 F for best results. The best places to plant them climate wise, is the United States and Canada. Usually, these plants can last for 10 to 15 years. Preparing the Soil These plants can grow virtually on any type of soil. The best ones however are soils that are well drained. The soil must have a lot of organic matter and fertile. Growing rhubarb requires a tidy site. This is the best way to get rid of the weeds. The best time for cultivation is in the spring. Fertilization The lowest acceptable pH level is 5. For best results it should be 6 or 6.8. The rhubarb needs a lot of general purpose fertilizers. The amount of fertilizers used can determine the quality of the product. A cup of 10-10-10...