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March 7, 2017 0 Comments

Plant Profile: Palms

Palms are common houseplants that easily turn a room into a tropical sanctuary. Their feathered, arching habit provides textural and architectural interest. They are easy to take care of and are generally happy with the conditions inside the average home. They also represent a milestone in plant evolution: through fossil...

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February 24, 2017 0 Comments

Plant Profile: Ficus

The genus Ficus encompasses a huge range of plants, each with unique characteristics. Ficus have a reputation of being finicky, but with some understanding of their needs they are reliable houseplants. Ficus don’t cope well with change, so other than regular rotation for uniform growth, avoid moving them too often....

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February 19, 2017 0 Comments

Plant Profile: Philodendrons

Philodendrons have been the entry-level houseplant for generations. They can grow in low light, they’re forgiving when neglected, and they grow steadily enough to be interesting. Most people are familiar with the traditional green, trailing philodendrons, but there are lots of new hybrids with beautiful colors and unique shapes. Heart-Leaf...

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In their native tropical environment, orchids grow attached to tree canopies  or rocks rather than in the soil.  An orchid potting mix made of bark and charcoal will help the orchid feel at home, letting water wash over its roots and allowing for good air circulation.  There are over 30,000...

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Sweet Potatoes

Planting & Care: Plant in full sun, some afternoon shade is ok.  Plant in May when weather has warmed for the season, in raised rows about 8” high to improve drainage.  Space 12-18” in rows 3-4’ apart. Don’t over-feed sweet potatoes. Mix compost into the rows before planting, but don’t...

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Plant in a sunny area with good drainage, and mix compost into the soil.  Use edging to contain runners into their designated area.  Choose a June-bearing variety for a big harvest early in the season, or ever-bearing for a steady harvest throughout the spring and summer. Matted Row System: Plant...

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Planting & Care: Rhubarb is a perennial that grows well in our Nebraska climate. Choose a sunny location with well-drained soil, or build a raised bed. Rhubarb plants require lots of nutrients, so work compost or manure into the soil before planting. Don’t use a chemical fertilizer the first year,...

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Raspberries are easy to grow and long-lived. There are two groups of raspberries: summer-bearing produce one crop per season, ever-bearing produce in the summer and fall. Planting & Care: Plant three feet apart in early spring in a bed prepared with compost or manure. Water well while the plant is...

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Selecting Varieties: For spring planting, select sets for green tops and smaller bulbs or plants for larger bulbs. Candy Apple Red: Globe-shaped onion ideal for fresh eating or cooking. Sweet flavor. Harvest in 95 days. Candy Yellow: Large, yellow-skinned, onion. Mild & sweet. Harvest in 85 days. Super Star White:...

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