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When Are Kiwi Fruit Harvested?

When Are Kiwi Fruit Harvested?

Kiwifruits grow on a climbing deciduous vine. The small fruits range in size, with hardy varieties as small as a grape to the fuzzy types that produce fruit the size of a large egg. The kiwis ripen at different times depending on the type of kiwi vine. Since kiwis ripen both on and off the vine, you
How to Plant Purple Top Turnips

How to Plant Purple Top Turnips

Purple top turnips (Brassica rapa) have mild, sweet roots and greens filled with vitamins. They thrive throughout the United States and mature in just under two months, so you can plant them as a summer or fall crop. Turnips are hardy enough to grow wild in Siberia and they require little maintenanc
Facts About Sunflower Oil

Facts About Sunflower Oil

Sunflower oil is a healthy choice for cooking and dressings when you're looking for a light, mild taste. It grew in popularity during the last decades of the 20th century to take its place alongside other oils with healthy fats like canola, flax and olive oils.
How to Clone Plants With Hydroponics

How to Clone Plants With Hydroponics

Cloning plants sounds futuristic, but it's simply the process of growing a new plant from a section, or cutting, from an existing plant. You can do this quite successfully in a hydroponic garden because hydroponics allows you to very carefully control the environment. Hydroponic growing
How to Grow Scotch Pines

How to Grow Scotch Pines

Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris) is more commonly known as Scots pine. Although not native to North America, it was introduced during our colonial period. Although there is some commercial value in its wood, it is generally sold as a Christmas tree or used as a landscape accent planting. A highly adap
How to Lift & Store Tulip Bulbs

How to Lift & Store Tulip Bulbs

Tulips are one of spring's most eagerly anticipated flowers, with hundreds of varieties providing a rainbow of color to brighten the landscape. Tulips are bulb plants, meaning that they form an underground structure that stores nutrients and keeps the plant alive even when winter temperatures plumme
How to Ripen Persimmons Indoors

How to Ripen Persimmons Indoors

Persimmons are bright, orangish-red fruits. They provide a significant amount of vitamins A and C as well as fiber to your diet. Sometimes you may buy or pick persimmons that aren't quite ripe. Fortunately, you don't have to wait weeks for the fruit to fully ripen. Whether you want to toss a persimm
Types of Orange & White Lilies

Types of Orange & White Lilies

Lilies are available in orange and white, among other colors.Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty ImagesLilies are bulb plants belonging to the lilium genus. States SFHeart.com, the lily was sacred to Minoan civilization during the period around 1580 B.C. As Christianity gained popularity, this...
Types of Long-Needled Evergreen Trees

Types of Long-Needled Evergreen Trees

Some pine trees have very long needles.pine tree image by pershing from Fotolia.comWhile any plant that has leaves during all seasons is considered an evergreen, most people think of conifer trees when they think of evergreens. These trees are gymnosperms, meaning their seeds form outside...
Which Flowers Attract Lady Bugs?

Which Flowers Attract Lady Bugs?

Ladybugs are known to gardeners for their ability to consume thousands of plant pests in their short lifetimes. But beneficial insects such as ladybugs also need nectar plants, a place to lay their eggs, and plants that shelter them from predators. In spring, ladybugs seek pollen and other food, lay
Is It Too Late to Plant Bulbs in January?

Is It Too Late to Plant Bulbs in January?

If wet, cold weather caught you off guard and you didn't get your spring bulbs in the ground, you may be able to plant the bulbs as late as January. When it comes to planting bulbs, doing so late is better than throwing the bulbs away.
What Colors Go With Pale Pink Tile?

What Colors Go With Pale Pink Tile?

The glory of pale pink tile is that it's so versatile. Paired with one set of colors it creates a formal palette, coupled with other shades it becomes shabby chic, and mixed with still other hues, pale pink tile is the foundation for a cool and sophisticated space. The first step is deciding what ki
Scionwood for Apple Trees

Scionwood for Apple Trees

Apples are perhaps one the most widely grown fruits throughout the world. Believed to have originated in Central Asia, apple trees can now be found growing on all hemispheres of the planet. As with many other fruit trees, it's common to graft apple tree scions with the rootstock of a different tree
How to Plant Hybrid Tea Roses in Central Florida

How to Plant Hybrid Tea Roses in Central Florida

Hybrid tea roses were first introduced in 1867 by French nurseryman Jean-Baptiste Guillot. Propagated by grafting buds from one type of rose onto the fast-growing rootstock of another, hybrid tea roses are hardier than many other rose varieties. According to the Central Florida Rose Society, hybrid
How to Shape a Lavender Bush

How to Shape a Lavender Bush

Lavender bushes are woody shrubs that produce purple buds and blossoms that give off a lasting fragrance. Lavender is harvested and dried to retain its fragrance and used in decorations. Pruning and shaping is an essential part of growing lavender bushes and maintaining a healthy plant. Colorado Sta
What Causes Indoor Plant Leaves to Turn Brown?

What Causes Indoor Plant Leaves to Turn Brown?

Indoor plants can thrive, but they need proper care to prevent leaf browning.Jill Fromer/Photodisc/Getty ImagesIndoor plants provide several benefits to homes, offices and other enclosed areas. Not only do they provide an aesthetic appeal, but they also enhance the quality of the air by...
Is a Seed Plant a Dicot or Monocot?

Is a Seed Plant a Dicot or Monocot?

Botanists group seed plants, also known as spermatophytes, into a number of taxonomic groups based on their physical, physiological and genetic characteristics. One such characteristic is the number of cotyledons, or seed leaves, a young plant has. Three main groups of spermatophytes occur: monocoty
My Lemon Bush Leaves Are Turning Yellow & Falling Off

My Lemon Bush Leaves Are Turning Yellow & Falling Off

Homegrown lemon trees provide warm-climate gardeners with an abundant supply of the citrus fruit. The cold-sensitive trees are grown outdoors in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 10, and in containers in coolers areas. However, home citrus tree growers can encounter prob