By: Mag McDermott
Eggplant, a tender annual, will grow well anywhere tomatoes or peppers thrive. It does best in a warm, rich soil, planted after any danger of a late frost has past. With recent interest in eggplant varieties, spawned by the renaissance of heirloom vegetables, many different...
By: Mushroom
Laetiporus sulphureus is a common, brown rot, soft bracket fungus which is mainly found growing on old oak trees. The fruit bodies of this fungus can appear as early as spring, and may reproduce several times until late autumn. This fungus gets its common name...
By: Triana Rathads
Stomata are often found at higher frequencies on the lower surfaces of leaves, although they can usually be found to some degree on both sides. The higher frequencies of stomata on the lower leaf surfaces is an adaptive feature adopted by a wide range of...
By: Eva Pronovost
Do you want something a little leafy for your sweetie when it snows? Botanists and gardeners can 'pine' for their passions during the winter, but a little creative thinking can procure a stocking full of green gifts for Christmas.A good stocking stuffer for the...
By: Kallie Szczepanski
Forget the poinsettia, and ditch the amaryllis; here are some much more interesting gifts to buy for your favorite green-thumb!For the beginner, or the botanist who also enjoys cooking, consider a potted herb garden. These handy boxed gifts usually contain a planter, soil, and...
By: Triana Rathads
Light plays an important part in the development of vegetative and floral growth in most plants, A. thaliana (rape seed plant) is often used as a model plant to show the effects of short and long days on plant development. As day length increases in...
By: Katherine Elzer-Peters
The short answer is: in the heat! Eggplants love warmth, flourishing in Florida, North Carolina and other hot and swampy southern areas of the United States. Needing a minimum of at least 100 frost-free days to mature, the only way to grow Eggplant in the...
Medicinal drugs from common plants
By: Rex Trulove
Writing a comprehensive list of medicines that come from or originally came from plants could produce a very large book. The reason is that far more medications came from plants (or still do) than man has produced in his laboratories. Many plants are medicinal, though...
Douglas fir trees: Indentification and uses
By: Lime Green Sphere
If you purchased a live Christmas tree for the holiday season, you are probably already familiar with the fresh, aromatic scent of the fir tree, and its long lasting needles. As you may already know, fir trees are not a single species, as there are...
By: Lime Green Sphere
Cacti don't save up for rainy days; it's the sunny days that need saving up for!Cacti are truly amazing plants. They live in some of Earth's harshest conditions and can survive severe drought and unstable weather. The majority of earth's cacti are endemic to...

 

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