Sometimes called yellow sage or shrub verbena, common lantana (Lantana camara) is a perennial species of flowering shrub grown for its showy, long-lasting flower clusters and leathery leaves. It grows best in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 to 11, where it will thrive for many years if not touched by an unexpected frost. As a perennial, common lantana propagates most reliably from cuttings and will root effortlessly in three to five weeks. However, non-hybrid varieties...
How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds | One of my favorite things about heirloom plants is being able to save the seeds. You purchase the seeds once and then, because of the beauty of God's design, you can save the seeds to plant year after year to feed your family. Here's how to save heirloom tomato seeds, step-by-step. One step may surprise you! | GNOWFGLINS.com
Planning Your Vegetable Garden: Seed Starting Schedule
When is the best time to start seeds? Start some seeds too soon and you will end up with lanky plants under the lights. Too late and the plants will be too weak when transplanted to the garden or may not mature in time to produce before your frost. Develop a seed starting schedule so you know the optimum time to start your seeds. A seed-starting schedule provides a guideline of when to sow seeds and when to transplant seedlings the vegetable garden.:
Seed Soaking: Tips For Soaking Seeds Before Planting
Soaking seeds before planting is an “old time” gardener’s trick that many new gardeners are not aware of. When you soak seeds before planting, you can significantly decrease the amount of time it takes for a seed to germinate.
The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.