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How to Grow Peas

Alderman Tall Telephone Shelling Pea Seeds PE591
10 Apr

Since you cannot purchase shelling peas or edible pod peas that are freshly picked, this is one vegetable every home garden should have. The peas in the pod taste sweetest right after they have been picked (while you’re still in the garden!). Follow along with this handy How to Grow Peas Guide and grow food. Latin Pisum sativum…

How to Grow Bee Turf

Bee Turf Lawn Alternative Blend
2 Apr

Exposure: Full sun to partial shade: At least 4 hours of directs sunlight daily. Zone: 3-10 Timing Sow once the soil has a steady minimum temperature of 10°C (50°F). Try to avoid planting during periods of prolonged hot weather. The mix can also be fall sown, 6-8 weeks before the first average frost date. Starting…

How to Grow Cloud Grass

Cloud Grass Seeds
28 Feb

Cloud Grass, a species of bentgrass, forms a diaphanous hazy mist in late summer when its delicate, tiny flowers spread out in all directions. It is useful to know some tips on how to grow cloud grass. General Annual Latin Agrostis nebulosa Family: Poaceae Difficulty Easy Exposure: Full sun to partial shade Zone: 3-9 Timing…

How to Grow Eryngium

Eryngium Seeds
5 Nov

Known as Sea Holly as it thrives in the sandy, well drained soil near seashores. The seeds of Eryingium can be tricky to germinate, but if you follow our How to Grow Eryngium instructions, you should have good success. General Good drainage is fundamental to growing this plant. Latin Eryngium planum Family: Apiaceae Difficulty Somewhat…

How to Grow Eucalyptus

How to Grow Eucalyptus from Seeds
5 Nov

This would-be gum tree is usually grown as an annual. It’s peculiar round leaves are the perfect grey-blue colour to add contrast to cut flower bouquets. With enough protection from winter extremes, it will grow to 7m (22′) tall. Here are some tips on how to grow Eucalyptus from seeds: Latin Eucalyptus cinerea Family: Myrtaceae…

How to Grow Sisyrinchium

Sisyrinchium Seeds for Organic Growing
2 Nov

Grow Sisyrinchium once, and the common name of Blue-Eyed Grass will make complete sense. The leaves of this low growing perennial are quite grass-like, and in summer it comes alive with very delicate blue flowers that seem to appear out of nowhere. Below are some top tips on how to grow Sisyrinchium from seeds. General…

How to Grow Mexican Tarragon

Mexican Tarragon Organic Seeds
2 Nov

This fast-growing member of the marigold family can be started indoors or by direct sowing in the garden. Learn more about how to grow Mexican tarragon in the useful guidelines below. Latin Tagetes lucida Family: Asteraceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Season: Warm season Exposure: Full sun Zone: 8-10. Timing Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before…

How to Grow Liquorice

Liquorice Seeds
2 Nov

The roots of this shrub have been harvested for centuries as a medicine and flavouring for sweets. Liquorice is easy to grow and manage once it is established, but it should probably be left to grow for three years before the first harvest. Find out more about how to grow liquorice from seed in the…

How to Grow Cumin

Cumin Seeds for Organic Growing
2 Nov

Cumin is used in nearly all cuisines of the world. It is commercially grown in North Africa and West Asia, but if it’s given a head start and a warm summer, it will be productive in gardens as cool as Zone 4. Before it produces its strongly aromatic seeds, its flowers will attract a host…

How to Grow Caraway

Caraway Seeds
1 Nov

Grow caraway for its intensely scented seeds or as a parsnip-like root vegetable. It will manage in partial shade, but grow in full sun if harvesting the seeds is the intent. Caraway will thrive in nearly any reasonable soil, but if grown as a root crop, take some time to cultivate deeply as you would…

How to Grow Sesame

How to Grow Sesame Seeds
26 Oct

Sesame is commercially produced in desert settings, so when we say it’s drought tolerant, we really mean it. In fact, this is really the key to success with sesame seeds, as we will outline in the following guide on how to grow sesame from seed. Sesame is a tropical annual herb that grows to about…

How to Grow Horseradish

Horseradish Seeds
11 Oct

Horseradish belongs in the perennial food garden. Once the plants are established, they can be harvested at any time of the year, and the flavour is particularly good in winter, when cold temperatures bring out a sweetness in the roots. Here’s our guide to how to grow horseradish from seeds: Latin Armoracia rusticana Family: Brassicaceae…