Rose Pruning Tips

Written by JT


Pruning your roses is one ofrepparttar most needed andrepparttar 142284 most annoyingly difficult tasks that goes with proper rose care. It takes a steady handrepparttar 142285 proper procedure to ensurerepparttar 142286 best possible roses that you can get.

Pruning your roses is basicallyrepparttar 142287 act of getting rid of dead and damaged pieces, and teachingrepparttar 142288 new growth to grow inrepparttar 142289 correct outward facing direction. That just means that you are training them to grow facingrepparttar 142290 outside ofrepparttar 142291 shrub or bush. This gives your rosesrepparttar 142292 correct amount of circulating air to thrive in.

Here is a list ofrepparttar 142293 proper techniques to guide throughrepparttar 142294 pruning process.

Soak your pruning shears in equal parts of water and bleach. This will help to protect your roses from diseases and insects. Pruning inrepparttar 142295 early spring, just afterrepparttar 142296 snow melts is best. However you want to do it before any new growth appears. The best time would be whenrepparttar 142297 buds are swelled, or red.

Hand shears arerepparttar 142298 best tool for pruningrepparttar 142299 smaller branches. (about 4 Ĺ inches thick) Loppers are best forrepparttar 142300 branches that are thicker orrepparttar 142301 thickness of a pencil. This will make it easier. You should use a heavy pair of rose gloves to avoidrepparttar 142302 thorns.

How to Grow Snow Peas

Written by Linda Jenkinson


Snow peas may have been named because in bright sunlight their light green pods look as if they might be tinged with frost. One ofrepparttar oldest vegetables,repparttar 142184 earliest recorded pea was grown in 9750 BC onrepparttar 142185 Thai-Burma border. Since snow peas are a favorite addition to Asian dishes, this pea might very well have been a snow pea ancestor.

Inrepparttar 142186 large family of legumes,repparttar 142187 snow pea (pisum sativum macrocarpon) is a flat-podded pea that bears both pods and seeds that are sweet and edible.

Snow peas arenít particular about soil quality, but they do need good drainage. Plant snow pea seeds about 2-inches apart and one to two inches deep. Snow peas grow best in full sun, but in an area where plants receive some shade fromrepparttar 142188 midday sun asrepparttar 142189 season progresses.

Peas are a cool weather crop. Although snow peas adapt better to higher temperatures than regular peas, for best results you should sow seeds as soon asrepparttar 142190 soil can be worked. For best germination, keep soil moist yet be careful not to over water, since saturated soil will cause your seed to rot. In fact,repparttar 142191 biggest problems you face in growing snow peas are root rot and powdery mildew, both of which begin in soil that is too wet. However, once seeds germinate, plants need to be watered regularly for optimum harvest.

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