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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Because a peppercorn plant does not normally produce peppercorns until its third year, purchase a well-started vine with a fully established root system. Deal with a reputable greenhouse or grower who guarantees the prod... More »

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FoodSubs states that pink peppercorns and pickled capers are effective substitutes for green peppercorns. Green peppercorns come in four varieties: dried, freeze-dried, packed in brine and pickled in vinegar. Some brands... More »

To grow Codiaeum variegatum, or croton, pot the plant in potting soil, and place the container in a warm, sunny location. If the leaves lose their vivid color, increase sunlight exposure. Mist the leaves regularly, and m... 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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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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To grow shiitake mushrooms, plant spawn plugs in hardwood logs, seal the plugs with beeswax and place the log outdoors in a shaded location. Allow 12 months for the first fruiting to occur. More »

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