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Jun 22, 2017

more on acorn germination results

More pictures, and perhaps an explanation for this snap happy mood ? The empty empty six-packs, the desolate litre pots and then... does any other gardener

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Jun 22, 2017

more on acorns

Just some pictures of the larger, transplanted oak seedlings, a germinating acorn, showing how much earlier the root or radicle emerges than the shoot,

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Jun 22, 2017

acorns

How to germinate acorns and grow Quercus suber, or cork oak trees for Mediterranean gardening

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Jun 20, 2017

Street Amaranth and dogs

I also notice this plant is nutrient tolerant, it must receive the highest amount of dog pee decoration of any plant in the neighbourhood including the

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Jun 20, 2017

Is this street spinach ?

One hears about a local form of wild Amarinth that has been enjoyed as a leaf vegetable since time immemorial and has many indigenous names like 'marog'.

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Jun 19, 2017

thorns, birds, wild berries and ecologies

Carissa bispinosa, a delicious South African fruit, like a plum but very tart with milky sap, bears horrific thorns. I never expected my bushes to grow

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Jun 16, 2017

Why does the Carolina reaper bush have a diamond shape ?

Is it not strange the way the Carolina reaper bush grows in this form ?

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Jun 15, 2017

here is the picture of the dilly dallying dill and allium

this doesn't belong with mustard but its there as a comparison. Brassica's thriving, the others not, although they are said to be winter vegetables by

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Jun 15, 2017

Booming brassicas, dilly dallying dill and allium

It is 15 June or near mid winter in Cape Town. We have had rain for two weeks and cold weather has also finally arrived. I transplanted Four weeks ago,

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Jun 14, 2017

growing jalapeno peppers

the easy way of growing jalapeno peppers from the seed collected in the kitchen after you’ve eaten them

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  1. more on acorn germination results

    Jun 22, 17 07:00 AM

    More pictures, and perhaps an explanation for this snap happy mood ? The empty empty six-packs, the desolate litre pots and then... does any other gardener

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  2. more on acorns

    Jun 22, 17 06:54 AM

    Just some pictures of the larger, transplanted oak seedlings, a germinating acorn, showing how much earlier the root or radicle emerges than the shoot,

    Read More

  3. acorns

    Jun 22, 17 06:51 AM

    How to germinate acorns and grow Quercus suber, or cork oak trees for Mediterranean gardening

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