Gopher Resistant Plants: Truth & Fiction

Gopher Resistant Plants: Truth & Fiction

The gopher problem: Gophers can (and will) do a tremendous amount of damage to your garden and yard. Those ravenous bottom dwellers will not only destroy your valuable plants but their holes are also a walking hazard. In general, the ...

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Atemoya: growing this unusual and delicious fruit.

Atemoya: growing this unusual and delicious fruit.

Atemoya (Annona cherimola × squamosa)   Atemoya overview: The atemoya is a delicious hybrid of two fruits (the sugar-apple and the cherimoya) Atemoya fruit appearance: The fruit is heart-shaped or rounded and ranges in size from 8 in to 12 ...

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How to get Your Dragon Fruit Cactus to Fruit

How to get Your Dragon Fruit Cactus to Fruit

Dragon Fruit Cactus Aka: Pitaya or Pitahaya (Hylocereus spp)     Dragon Fruit Cactus Growing Overview: Dragon Fruit look amazing and taste wonderful. Unfortunately, like many others, I have had difficulty finding useful information on how to get these plants ...

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Tahitian pummelo: growing this melon flavored citrus

Tahitian pummelo: growing this melon flavored citrus

Tahitian pummelo (Citrus maxima ‘Tahitian’) Tahitian pummelo tree overview: The Tahitian pummelo tree produces humongous sized delicious fruit. Tahitian pummelo fruit appearance: This is one huge citrus fruit. The scientific name gives its size away (Citrus maxima).  Pomelo’s (as a ...

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The best way to label your plants

The best way to label your plants

The best plant label Background: There are many different opinions about how to best label your plants.  And admittedly, many non-gardeners may not understand why this is even an issue. However, if you are reading this, you may just appreciate ...

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Free Compost !

Free Compost !

Free compost! Yea, and there is lots of it. You can get totally free compost at this mushroom farm in Escondido. Mountain Meadow Mushrooms 26948 N Broadway (at Bachelor Ln) Escondido, CA 92026 (760) 749-1201 So you don’t live nearby: ...

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Buddha Hand Citron: growing this amazing tree

Buddha Hand Citron: growing this amazing tree

Buddha Hand Citron AKA: Fingered Citron (Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis)   Buddha Hand Citron tree overview: The intriguing shape of the fruit is truly amazing and the fragrance is awesome.  However, the tree requires a few specific growing conditions to thrive. ...

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Strawberry Guava tree

Strawberry Guava tree

Strawberry Guava tree (Psidium cattleianum)   Strawberry Guava tree overview: The strawberry guava is an attractive, carefree, drought-tolerant tree.  It produces abundant amounts of fruit throughout the year.  However, the fruit may be an acquired taste for some. Strawberry Guava ...

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