How to Grow Avocado

Written by Hans Dekker


So, if youíre a fan ofrepparttar avocado, chances are you already know how to grow avocado plants. Althoughrepparttar 113409 avocado tree is a tropical plant that thrives only in zones 9, 10, and 11, many gardeners grow avocado plants indoors, they grow it as a houseplant. Avocado plants are typically started fromrepparttar 113410 seed inrepparttar 113411 center ofrepparttar 113412 fruit. Many gardeners begin their avocado plants by piercingrepparttar 113413 seed with toothpicks and then suspending it (pointed end up) over a glass, vase, or jar of water. You can keeprepparttar 113414 water sweet by adding some charcoal inrepparttar 113415 bottom of your container. In two to six weeks, ifrepparttar 113416 seed germinates, you should have a young plant, ready to pot. However, not all avocado seeds will germinate in this way. If your seed hasnít sprouted in six weeks, toss it out and try again.

Another method of how to grow avocado plants is leave the

Understanding Weeds - But mostly How to Kill 'em

Written by L. J. Bruton


When I was a child, I loved to pick Dandelions. The pretty yellow flowers were small, colorful, and looked nice tucked behind my ear! However, if one had popped up inrepparttar front yard, my hair accessory would have been considered an atrocity!

I often feel sorry for weeds. They are plants too. In fact, if you flipped through a botany field guide, you may be surprised atrepparttar 113408 plants you find classified as weeds! But simply put, a weed is really defined as a plant out of place. Clover in one persons flowing lawn may be considered fashionable, whereas on another, not. Golf greens are often covered with bentgrass, but if it crept up in some yards, it would be considered a weed.

While perhaps pretty on their own, weeds stick out like a sore thumb in yards because they may be of a different color, size or texture. This is distracting fromrepparttar 113409 beauty ofrepparttar 113410 otherwise sprawling green turf. Aside from aesthetic values, weeds can also drain nutrients from grass and other plants, and this competition of resources can thin what should be lush. And what's worse is that weeds are fighters. They can withstand conditions that your wanted greens cannot, so they are almost inevitable!

Treating weeds begins with correct identification. There are two classifications of weeds: Grassy and Broadleaf. These are further broken down into groups like perennial, biennial, and winter and summer annuals. These, as you may gave guessed, depict their growing patterns. Grassy weeds are, as they sound, like grass. However, they are unwanted grass, or grass that is growing in a different type of lawn. Some examples are annual bluegrass, barnyard grass, crabgrass, creeping bentgrass and foxtail. Broadleaf weeds may appear more to be what most people picture weed-like growth to be. Since they are broad, they are more easily distinguished. Some examples are yarrow, knotweed, chickweed, clover, ground ivy, thistle and my favorite,repparttar 113411 dandelion.

Once you understand what is growing in your lawn and decide that it is unwanted, you can treat it and/or control it. Weeds can actually be controlled by your lawn care maintenance. If you maintain a dense and vigorously growing lawn, you are already combatingrepparttar 113412 problem. Weeds can be a sign of underlying problems inrepparttar 113413 environment beneath. So by just killing them, you are simply putting on a band-aid, not solvingrepparttar 113414 problem.

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