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When do Daffodils bloom?

Daffodils are one of the first signs of spring, and their cheerful yellow blooms are a welcome sight after a long winter. But when do daffodils actually bloom? The answer can vary depending on the type of daffodil and where it’s growing. In general, most daffodils will bloom sometime between late February and early April. But if you want to get specific, read on to learn more about when different types of daffodils will bloom in your area.

When do Daffodils Bloom?

Daffodils typically bloom in the spring, with blooming occurring anywhere from late March to early May. The exact blooming time will depend on the variety of daffodil, as well as the location. In warmer climates, daffodils may start blooming earlier than in cooler areas.

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Guide To Growing The Perfect Broccoli

One of the most nutritional vegetables around, this sun-loving, cool season vegetable is a superfood powerhouse, filled with fiber, antioxidants and loads of vitamin C. Your mother was right- there is a reason to eat your broccoli!

This stout, flowering, thick-stemmed vegetable is related to cabbage, kale, bok choy and kale. A broccoli head is eaten before it flowers, when it resembles a small tree, but the rest of the vegetable is entirely edible too, you just need to get creative. Broccoli is a moderately long-growing vegetable, but don’t let that deter you!  If you give this vegetable the right conditions and time your planting correctly, you can get this plant to produce shoots for weeks even after you’ve harvested the main flowering head.

One of the great things about this vegetable is that you can grow it almost everywhere and we’re going to tell you how.

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Guide To Growing The Perfect Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a classic vegetable to grow in a home garden and they are the most popular plant in the garden for a reason! With so many varieties, from rich red beefsteak types or tiny little orange cherry tomatoes, there is a tomato out there for everyone, not to mention thousands of delicious recipes for you to enjoy.

¿Qué hacer con los bulbos de amarilis después de que florezcan?

as amarilis son grandes flores con forma de trompeta que aportan un toque de color a cualquier casa o jardín. Los jardineros suelen empezar con bulbos de amarilis, de aspecto similar al de una cebolla, de los que luego brotan hojas largas y finas y las emblemáticas flores. Las flores de amarilis tienen colores llamativos, pueden medir más de 30 cm de ancho y durar más de siete semanas.

Guide To Growing The Perfect Peppers

Peppers are one of the most popular vegetables you can grow in your garden. This vegetable (but technically a fruit!) comes in so many different colors, shapes, flavors and most importantly- spice level! While pepper plants and their leaves all look very similar, that’s where the resemblance ends. The fruits of peppers vary from wrinkled to smooth skin texture, bulbous to thin and from pale lavender all the way to chocolate brown, with every shade of green, yellow, orange and red in between.

The Ultimate Guide To Growing Tulips

These iconic spring bulbs sprout up and deliver our gardens a much needed pop of color and are one of the oldest cultivated plants around. There are thousands of types of tulips in various shapes, sizes and colors all with varying blooming dates, from early spring to late summer, that allows you to enjoy tulips all growing season long. Some even have a very soft, subtle scent. With so many desirable qualities, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that tulips are one of the classic flowering bulbs of springtime gardens and one of the most popular cut flowers on the market.

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As with most plants, pests and disease are unfortunately things we must deal with, but not without hope. In most cases, if you take preventative measures you can avoid the heartbreak of dealing with the loss of your tulips in the first place.

Guide To Growing Potatoes

Potatoes are a staple of the spring garden. Homegrown potatoes are far superior in taste and texture when compared to store bought ones. But before you can get started, there are some things to learn about so you can have a successful crop. That’s exactly what you’ll learn here. This guide covers all aspects of growing potatoes, from the popular varieties to growing requirements, common problems and how to store or use your harvest. Let’s get started.

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Plants That Offer Nutrients

As plants grow, they take up nutrients from the soil, leaving the ground less fertile for the future crops. Gardeners have to replenish the supply by adding the necessary fertilizers or organic matter to the soil to sustain the health of plants. 

However, there are certain crops that, in addition to taking nutrients from the soil, also add certain nutrients to it, primarily nitrogen. These nitrogen fixing crops, including beans and other legumes nourish the soil, promoting the growth of their companion crops and future crops that will grow in their place. 

Bush beans, pole beans, peas and other legumes make good companions to potatoes since they add more nitrogen to the soil, improving the quality and quantity of the harvest. 

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What Are the Easiest Succulents to Grow?

When you hear of the word “succulent” what comes to mind? You may conjure up an image of something that is tender, ripe, and often delicious, but do your thoughts go to the zebra-patterned leaves of the succulent haworthia or the magenta-flowered spectacle of the mammillaria? The thick, fleshy, and eye-catching leaves of a succulent plant are all the rage, and best of all, you don’t have to be an expert botanist to enjoy their charm.

These garden varieties have gained popularity in recent years not only for their interesting shapes, hues, and textures but also for their reputation for being one of the easiest plants to keep alive (and thriving). There are so many interesting succulents out there that it might be a little overwhelming to know which one to start with. We’re sharing the lowdown on the easiest succulents to grow, even if you weren’t born with a green thumb.

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