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How to Grow Bell Peppers

Bell peppers, or sweet peppers, are a great addition to not only your vegetable garden – they grow into a beautiful plant with dark green, glossy leaves, with bright fruit that come in reds, oranges, yellows, even purple and mauve! Unless you live in a warm environment, plan to grow them from seedlings. Botanical Information […]

How to Grow Artichokes

Artichokes are relatively easy to grow. The only challenge to growing them is the space they require, since they are a large plant, and they need this space permanently, as they are a perennial and keep coming back, year after year. Botanical Information Taxonomy History Physical Description GV: enormous, thistle-like plant, very decorative. Mature plant […]

Seed Collecting

This weekend I tried seed saving for the first time. I collected seeds for:  cosmos marigolds South African Daisies Giant chives coreopsis Lavender Bergamot blanket flower echinacea bachelor buttons it’s quite a trick to recognize the seed in all of the debris of an old flower. Some of the plants aren’t ready yet…like my Maximilian sunflowers. I wasn’t […]