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Top Tips for Spring Foraging

Spring is a great time to forage for wild foods. Find out some helpful tips to guide you on your foraging journey.

Growing Aubergine

What wonderful plants these are. The plant has two common names. Here in the UK we called it: Eggplant and in the rest of the world, They are known as; Aubergine. The plant is a member of the nightshade species and as such related to the potato and tomato. Asia in origin and first written about in China in 544. I think of it being Greek because they use it in many of their dishes, however in China, the fruit is in daily use.

The Popular Wooden Garden Shed

There are wooden shed kits or traditional construction materials for building a garden shed. This type of shed may be a simple box shape or designed to be a more elaborate structure. How the shed will be used is the major determination for construction. The neighborhood location or the architecture of the home determines the style.

How to Deal With Cucumber Bitterness

Latin Name: Cucumis sativus, part of the gourd family. In the Middle Ages the plant was called the cowcumber. Many people will not eat or grow Cucumbers because they are bitter to the taste. This is true of older varieties and is caused by a bitter gene which is part of the make up of Cucumbers.

Green Thumb is Not Necessary When Planting in May

Just about every vegetable and flower will do well when planted in May so even novice gardeners will experience success. This is especially true in Southern California where the weather is perfect for spring gardens. Plant Warm Season Flowers: Some flowers just do better when the weather (and soil) is warm.

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