Grow a plant from a peppercorn by first germinating the peppercorn between two damp paper towels inside a plastic bag placed in a warm location. Plant any seeds that germinate in a high-quality potting soil or, in warm l... More »

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Follow these steps to grow a plant from an avocado stone. Remember that it takes a very long time (up to 15 years) for the plant to produce fruit and that the avocados produced may be very different from the original var... More »

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The requirements for growing perennial plants from seed vary by species, but most perennial seeds grow best using a moist seed-starting mix with good drainage, warm temperatures and ample sunlight when leaves sprout. Som... More »

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To design a perennial shade garden, draw a blueprint for each garden plot on the property, mix humus and sand into the soil, and plant the perennials in the desired location. After planting, place a layer of mulch around... More »

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To grow a serrano pepper plant, place seeds 1/4-inch deep in well-drained, warm soil in a location that receives plenty of sun. This tender plant should be started indoors in planters, unless the outdoor temperature in y... More »

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To grow truffles, find a location in a temperate climate with alkaline soil, and plant oak or hazelnut tree seedlings with the fungus. After five to six years, the truffles begin to appear. More »

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The best time of the year to plant vegetables depends on the type of vegetable and the geographical location of the garden. In general, vegetables can be started indoors a few weeks before or after the last spring frost ... More »

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