Trồng tre điền trúc lấy măng

Trồng tre điền trúc ăn măng

Trồng tre điền trúc lấy măng

NGHỀ LÀM VƯỜN. Trong chuyến hành hương Lên non thiêng Yên Tử tôi mang được khóm tre điền trúc (lộc trúc) về Nam. Vườn nhà tôi hóa ra có thêm món ăn ngon. Tôi chép kỹ thuật trồng tre điền trúc lấy măng và hai bài thơ tặng bạn đọc.


Kỹ thuật trồng tre điền trúc lấy măng

Cắt tỉa: Sau một năm trồng, tre Điền trúc bắt đầu sinh trưởng mạnh. Thời gian này, cành lá, thân và bộ rễ phát triển nên phải cắt tỉa và hãm cho cây ra măng. Chọn ngày nắng ráo, dùng kéo cắt tất cả các cây măng vòi, chỉ giữ lại những thân chính mọc ở mắt cua dưới gốc. Để cây cao khoảng 1,6 – 1,8m, dùng kéo cắt toàn bộ cành chét của cây giống, nhánh mọc xung quanh gốc và các mắt tre từ mặt đất đến 40 – 50cm. Nên cắt vát một góc 45 độ, cách đốt cuối cùng sát thân tre 2cm và bôi nước vôi đặc vào chỗ cắt để vết cắt không bị khô hoặc thối.

Kích thích mọc măng: Không được kích thích, tre Điền trúc thường chậm ra măng và số lượng măng ít. Nếu kích thích đúng cách, năng suất có thể đạt 35 – 40 kg/gốc/năm, mỗi búp nặng 3,5 – 8kg.

Sau khi tạo hình xong, dùng cuốc xới và moi hết đất xung quanh gốc tre (bán kính 40-50 cm, sâu 20-25 cm), rứt bỏ hết rễ phụ, rễ chùm, kết hợp với việc đốn tỉa để cây chuyển từ giai đoạn sinh trưởng sang phát triển. Cho rễ cây phơi khô khoảng 10 ngày để tiêu diệt hết côn trùng, nấm bệnh. Trong thời gian này không được tưới nước.

Cách bón phân: 1kg phân tổng hợp NPK (có thể sử dụng loại 10-15-15) chia đều bón cho 5 gốc măng. Những nơi có điều kiện lấy nước thì dùng 1kg NPK hoà vào 10 lít nước rồi tưới vào gốc măng. Phân chuồng bón khoảng 22,5 – 37,5 tấn/ha. Bón phân xong thì gạt đất lấp đầy hố và ủ rác để giữ ẩm.

Bón phân khoảng 3 tháng sau sẽ thấy xuất hiện các vết nứt xung quanh gốc măng, đó là dấu hiệu cây ra măng. Nên vun đất cao nhằm tạo thêm độ tơi xốp, cung cấp thêm không khí và dinh dưỡng cho cây.

Để tre cho năng suất cao, thu hoạch được quanh năm, nên trồng ở những nơi đất ẩm (ven hồ nước hay sông suối). Sau mỗi lần thu hoạch phải bón phân với số lượng như trên. Mỗi cây tre chỉ cho măng trong 3 năm rồi thay bằng thân cây khác. Mỗi bụi tre chỉ duy trì 9 – 10 cây ở 3 độ tuổi khác nhau (mỗi độ tuổi 3 cây) để có thể khai thác măng liên tục trong vòng 10 năm.

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Gardening Tips 145

How to Train Tomatoes

If your tomato bed is a disorderly mess of branches, clean it up with a pair of pantyhose. Fine Gardening’s Danielle Sherry shows Fine Cooking’s Sarah Breckenridge two ways to tie growing plants to their stakes.

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Gardening Daily Tips No 144

Welcome to nghelamvuon.wordpress.com Gardening Daily Tips No 144

Chastetree (Vitex agnus-castus)

Plant type: Shrub, Tree

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7b to 9a

Height: 120″ to 179″

Spread: 120″ to 179″

Exposure: partial shade partial sun to full sun

Bloom Color: Blue, Lavender, White

Bloom Time: Early summer, Early spring, Late summer, Late spring, Mid summer, Mid spring

Leaf Color: Blue, Green

Growth Rate: fast

Moisture: moist

Soil Condition: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained

Form: Rounded, Vase

Landscape Uses:

Border, Container, Espalier, Pollard, Standard, Specimen

Special Features:

Fragrant foliage, Not North American native, Naturalizing, Attracts butterflies, Fragrant flowers, Attractive flowers or blooms

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Q&A: Spearmint Taking Over

Question: How do I get rid of spearmint. It popped up in an area of our garden and is absolutely taking over. It is in an area where we currently have day lilies, spirea, and flox (low grower). Last year the spearmint grew to be 3 ft, I hacked and pulled them out one at a time. What can I do now?

Answer: Members of the mint family are often considered invasive because the plants will spread by roots, seeds, and by fallen stems that come in contact with the soil. To completely eradicate spearmint, you must hand dig the roots plus remove the stems. Any plant part left in the soil can root and become a new plant. There’s no easy way to get rid of mint, especially in established beds. Just begin digging, and don’t give up until the last of the plants have been pulled! Another approach is to starve the plants out. If you can keep the plants cut down, especially keeping the flowers from developing, the roots will eventually run out of energy to produce stems and leaves and will die out. It will take a while, but keep cutting and digging and you’ll get the upper hand!

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Q&A: Clematis Not Blooming

Question: I have been growing a clematis plant for about three years now. It is growing up an arbor where it gets about four hours of afternoon sun. We get plenty of leaves every year but produces few flowers. Why?

Answer: Depending on the variety, some clematis vines can take several years to become established and bloom well. This is especially true for the varieties which only bloom on the previous year’s wood. Make sure your plant has reasonable fertility and moist soil (not soggy) and be patient — this may be the year you begin to see results! Clematis are so wonderful it’s worth the wait.

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Q&A: Fixing a Thinning Lawn

Question: I have lived at my current home for over 5 years and this is the first year that I’ve noticed that my lawn is thinning. I fertilize and mow on a regular basis so I don’t believe that it’s thinning from neglect. I would like to spread grass seed on the existing lawn but I have heard that this isn’t very effective. How can I get a thicker lawn without tearing up the sod and starting from scratch?

Answer: First, have your soil tested. Sometimes regular fertilization without testing can cause nutrient and pH imbalances, and can lead to thatch as well. The test results will guide you in taking the right approach. Thatch is an accumulation of a thick layer of dead stems and roots. It can build up over a period of a few years and choke out a lawn. If soil is healthy and biologically active, dead grass parts will naturally decompose, and thatch won’t develop. I don’t recommend dethatching by hand, because it’s very hard work. You can rent a power dethatcher at most equipment supply outlets. The quickest and easiest way to thicken your lawn is to overseed with a good quality grass seed mixture. The seeds will sprout in 10-14 days so you’ll see almost instant results. (If your lawn has excessive thatch, you should remove it before overseeding.) Continue to water and mow on a regular basis, and apply fertilizer as recommended by your soil test results, and your lawn should grow thick and lush this season.

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Tip: Cut Chives Back

Cut chives back to the ground as blooms begin to fade to rid the plant of woody flower stems and to stimulate new growth. Fertilize lightly after cutting back. Other succulent herbs will also benefit from a bit of fertilizer, as well as plenty of water. Tough herbs such as rosemary and thyme will want less water and no synthetic fertilizer. Instead, feed them with a light top-dressing of compost.

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Tip: Try Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses add motion to your perennial plantings as they sway in the breeze. Plus, they’re relatively pest-free and easy to grow. Size varies widely among species so choose carefully.

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Colheita Mecanizada de Laranja – Schülter

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Gardening Daily Tips No 143

Welcome to nghelamvuon.wordpress.com Gardening Daily Tips No 143

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Plant type: Herb, Perennial

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 8b

Height: 6″ to 15″

Spread: 8″ to 12″

Exposure: partial shade partial sun to full sun

Bloom Color: Lavender

Bloom Time: Early summer, Late summer, Mid summer

Leaf Color: Green, Variegated, Yellow

Growth Rate: average

Moisture: moist

Soil Condition: Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained

Form: Rounded

Landscape Uses:

Border, Container, Ground cover, Rock garden

Special Features:

Attractive foliage, Edible, Fragrant foliage, Not North American native

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Q&A: Saving Sunflower Seeds

Question: I would like to save the seeds from my sunflowers. How do I do this?

Answer: You’ll need to let the seeds mature on the flower heads before you harvest them. You’ll know they’re ready when the green bracts that surround the flower turn brown and the back side of the flower turns yellowish. This may take up to 3 or 4 weeks after the petals fall from the flower. However, the birds will be watching for the petals to fall as well, ready to harvest your seeds first unless you protect the ripening flower heads. So when you see the petals start to fall, enclose the individual heads in paper bags until the seed is mature. Then cut the heads and hang them in a dry spot with good air circulation for a couple of weeks or until the seeds come away from the heads easily. Store the seeds at room temperature in an airtight container with some commercial desiccant to keep them from getting moldy. Then you can share your bounty with the birds over the winter months.

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Q&A: Need Hellebore Information

Question: Does hellebore really bloom during the winter? I have heard this plant is very poisonous. Is it okay to have it around animals or children? Is it easy to take care of, fast growing, and hardy? What type of soil, light, and moisture does it need?

Answer: Most hellebore bloom during mild spells in late winter and very early spring. If they’re growing in a protected niche that warms during the winter they will open even earlier. They are as much a curiosity as they are attractive. The plants are poisonous and should not be eaten. They are very easy to grow when they have the right conditions. They require shade to partial shade, and a soil that is woodsy and humusy and holds moisture but drains well. Hellebore may take a year or two to become established, but after that they should be very long lived. They may also self sow and spread to create new little colonies.

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Q&A: Trimming Hydrangea

Question: I live in Ontario, so we have very cold winters. I planted a hydrangea this past spring; how should I be pruning it? The bush is only 2 years old and gets pretty big in summer–about 3 ft high–but the tops get so heavy and they end up bending over. Is there any way to cure that?

Answer: You must be refering to Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth Hydrangea). Many other species of hydrangeas would not be hardy in your region. In your region it is best to treat this plant as an “herbaceous perennial”; that is, one that essentially dies back to the crown and regrows each year. In late winter, cut back the plant right to the ground and fertilize lightly. Although cutting back like this should produce a sturdy stem, there is really nothing you can do to keep the flowers from weighting down the branches. You can, however, use them as cut flowers, or dry them for use in dried bouquets. To dry them, simply cut the flowers at the base when they are fully open and just beginning to fade, strip off the leaves, tie them in a bunch, and hang them in a cool, dry place.

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Tip: Squash Blossom Fertilization

If your first squash blossoms don’t set fruit, don’t worry. They’re probably just male blossoms. Once the female blossoms (the ones with the miniature squash at the base of the flower) start appearing along with the male flowers and bees are present to pollinate them, fruit set should take place.

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Tip: Plant Herbs in the Right Spot

Plant the right herb in the right spot. Lavender, tajoram, rosemary, sage, savory, and thyme do fine in hot sun and sandy, well-drained soil. Basil, chives, coriander (cilantro), and parsley prefer richer soil with more frequent watering.

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Người dân Nha Trang thường hay ăn món bún cá dầm. Khu bán bún cá nổi tiếng nhất với dân du lịch là khu chợ Đầm. Ở đây có khá nhiều quán lớn, như quán Năm Beo hay quán Đức. Nhưng đối với dân địa phương, thì phải ăn ở những quán nhỏ ven đường mới thấy ngon.

Nói là bún cá nhưng ngoài cá còn có chả cá và sứa. Gọi là bún cá dầm là vì khi nấu nước lèo, cá được lọc xương rồi dầm thành từng mảnh nhỏ để nấu, bún cá dầm đúng chuẩn chỉ nấu hai loại: cá cờ hoặc cá bò. Cá để làm chả thường là các loại cá ngon: cá mối, cá thu, cá thửng, cá rựa, cá nhồng, cá chuồn, cá cờ v.v… nhưng ngon nhất để làm chả là cá thu, cá mối, cá rựa.

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Một trong những đặc sản Nha Trang khác mà khách du lịch không ai không nếm thử là nem nướng, và thường thì vào buổi chiều các tour du lịch sẽ đưa khách đến khu nem nướng Đặng Văn Quyên. Nhưng nếu bạn tự đi thì có thể ghé vào quán nem bên hông nhà văn hóa Thông tin. Nem nướng ở đây hình thức cũng như các quán khác, là nem chua được nướng lên, rồi cuốn với bánh tráng (loại bánh tráng Diên Thuỷ), kèm thêm miếng bánh tráng chiên dòn, ít rau đi kèm, rồi chấm với tương, điểm đặc biệt của quán ngoài việc nem rất ngon, là bà chủ quán có thể cuốn nem ngay tại chỗ cho khách. Ăn bao nhiêu cuốn trả tiền bấy nhiêu cuốn.

Khách du lịch nào đến Nha Trang cũng ăn nem nướng, nhưng ít người biết đến một món ở Nha Trang cũng thuộc hàng đặc sản, đó là bánh căn, món bánh có chỗ trong cả các sách hướng dẫn du lịch cho khách nước ngoài.

Bánh căn là loại bánh làm từ bột gạo xay nhuyễn, nướng trong khuôn gọi là đúc bánh. Ngoài loại bánh căn cơ bản chỉ toàn bột gạo, còn có các loại bánh căn có nhân làm từ trứng, mực, thịt, tôm Điểm đặc biệt là các quán bánh căn ở Nha Trang có rất nhiều loại nước chấm: nước mắm xoài xanh, nước mắm xíu mại, mắm nêm, nước kho cá hay một loại nước chấm pha từ nước mắm, đậu phộng giã nhỏ và gan heo.

Thường thì tuỳ theo khẩu vị mỗi người sẽ chọn loại nước chấm cho mình và nói trước với chủ quán khi gọi bánh. Nhưng thường thì khi ăn bánh căn bột người ta thường ăn với mắm nêm, bánh căn hải sản thì ăn với nước cá kho cho đậm vị, còn khi ăn bánh canh trứng thì ăn với nước chấm đậu phộng. Một số địa điểm lý tưởng như: bánh căn Lý Thánh Tôn, bánh căn Sinh Trung

Còn nếu gia đình bạn có sở thích đa dạng, muốn thưởng thức hết các món trên cùng lúc thì có thể đến nhà hàng Nha Trang Xưa ở thôn Thái Thông, xã Vĩnh Thái, cách trung tâm TP Nha Trang 4km. Tại đây bạn có thể tìm hiểu và thưởng thức rất nhiều món đặc sản Nha Trang trong khung cảnh đồng quê thanh bình và đầy hoài niệm dân dã.

Bạn muốn đến Nha Trang để thưởng thức hải sản nhưng nếu không kịp mua hải sản trong những tour đi đảo hay làng chài, bạn hãy đến những quán hải sản ở cảng Cầu Đá hoặc nếu là ban đêm thì ở khu Trần Phú B. Bạn có thể chọn hải sản tươi sống và cân ký ngay tại chỗ, sau đó nhà hàng sẽ chế biến theo yêu cầu của bạn.



Gardening Daily Tips No 142

Welcome to nghelamvuon.wordpress.com Gardening Daily Tips No 142

Clematis (Clematis)

Plant type: Perennial, Vine

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 9b

Height: 96″ to 144″

Spread: 0″

Exposure: partial shade partial sun to full sun

Bloom Color: Lavender, Pink, Purple, White

Bloom Time: Early summer, Late summer, Mid summer

Leaf Color: Green

Growth Rate: average

Moisture: moist

Soil Condition: Acidic, Loamy, Neutral, Slightly alkaline, Well drained

Form: Spreading or horizontal, Variable spread

Landscape Uses:

Arbor, Container, Specimen

Special Features:

Not North American native, Fragrant flowers, Attractive flowers or blooms

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Q&A: Male & Female Holly Trees

Question: I purchased and planted a Holly bush/tree last year and I was recently told that I have to plant a male & female Holly side by side in order for it to grow properly. Is this true? If so, how do I know if the one I have is a male or female? It has grown some since last year but not as much as I would have liked.

Answer: Hollies bear male and female flowers on separate plants. The pollen from the male flowers on one plant is carried to the female flowers by pollinating insects and it is these fertilized flowers that develop into berries. So only female plants will have berries on them, and only if there is pollen from a male plant around to fertilize them. The plants themselves will grow just fine if you only have one plant or either all male or all female plants- you just won’t get berries. If having berries is important, for each 6-8 females plants you need to have at least one male plant nearby (within the same yard is fine- they don’t need to be right next to each other) that blooms at the same time. So how do you know if you have a male of female plant? If yours had berries on it when you bought it or has borne berries since, you know it’s a female. (If it produced berries this year, it means there is another suitable male holly somewhere in the neighborhood near enough to provide pollen.) Otherwise, you need to look at the flowers when the holly is in bloom in the spring. Look at the center of the flowers. Male holly flowers have 4 little yellow stalks or stamens; the female flower has a single greenish, bulbous structure.  Once you know the sex of your plant, your local nursery should be able to help you figure out what the best male variety is for pollinating your holly. If your hollies aren’t growing as well as you’d like, it has nothing to do with whether you have one or more of them. Hollies do best in moist, but well-drained, somewhat acidic soils that are high in organic matter. They will tolerate some shade, but prefer full sun. Generally, hollies will struggle in heavy, wet clay or alkaline soils. The exception to this is Burford Chinese holly, which is more tolerant of many types of soil conditions. Especially for the first few years as they are getting  established, hollies can benefit from fertilization. Use a fertilizer for acid-loving plants and apply in spring according to the directions on the label.

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Q&A: Attracting Bats

Question: We would like to attract bats to our small acreage and heard that, in addition to setting up bat houses, we can plant certain plants to attract them. Can you recommend some?

Answer: Bats are among a gardener’s best friends. All bats feed on insects such as moths, mosquitoes, cucumber and June beetles, leafhoppers and even scorpions. In fact, bats are the only major predators of these night-flying insects as well as many agricultural pests. It’s a Bat Fact that a bat the size of your thumb can eat up to 600 mosquitoes an hour — that’s 3,000 insects in one night. Insects are bat food, so create a garden for insects with native plants, night-scented flowers, herbs, and flowering vines. An outdoor light is also a good insect lure. Remember to choose plants that bloom throughout the season (April through October), and choose plants that bloom at a variety of levels; e.g., grasses, wildflowers, shrubs, vines and trees. Good choices for a bat garden include salvia, silene, phlox, stock (including evening stock), cornflower, and spearmint. Flowers that bloom into the evening include four o’clocks, moonflower, and nicotiana.

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Q&A: Cross Pollination of Squash and Gourds

Question: I have several varieties of squash in my garden. I also have several gourds growing on the fence around the garden. Will the gourds cross pollinate with the squash and cause problems? What is the minimum distance necessary to separate each variety?

Answer: Don’t worry about separating these plants. The only concern is if you plan to save seed for planting next year. Cross pollination does not affect the current year’s fruits–only the seeds. (This might be a concern if, say, you were planning to harvest pumpkin seeds for roasting.) However, if you compost the plants and some of the seeds sprout, you could have some strange gourd/squash mutants growing out of the compost pile! But there’s no need to worry about this year’s crop.

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Tip: Make Your Own Potting Soil

If you have a lot of containers to fill, you’ll save money by mixing your own potting soil. A wheelbarrow makes a great mixing bowl. Combine five parts peat moss, five parts perlite and two parts compost or composted manure. Add one cup granulated organic fertilizer for each cubic yard of potting soil you make. Mix until well blended and use immediately or store in clean buckets or plastic bags.

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Tip: Plant Flowers in Shade

Use flowering plants to brighten shady areas. In dense to medium shade, plant begonias, coleus, and impatiens. In light shade plant, ageratum, canterbury bells, lobelia, nicotiana, and salvias.

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Gardening Daily Tips No 141

Welcome to nghelamvuon.wordpress.com Gardening Daily Tips No 141

Spanish Dagger, Yucca (Yucca gloriosa)

Plant type: Shrub

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6a to 11a

Height: 72″ to 120″

Spread: 72″ to 120″

Exposure: partial shade partial sun to full sun

Bloom Color: White

Bloom Time: Early summer, Early spring, Late summer, Late spring, Mid summer, Mid spring

Leaf Color: Green

Growth Rate: slow

Moisture: dry

Soil Condition: Acidic, Alkaline, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained

Form: Upright or erect

Landscape Uses:

Massing, Specimen

Special Features:

North American native, Attracts butterflies, Fragrant flowers, Blooms are very showy

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Q&A: No Zucchini?

Question: I have always had good luck with my zucchini, but it seems that this year, I have huge plants and lots of flowers, but no zukes. Could it be that this year, when I planted the seeds, it was extremely hot & humid and no rain for weeks, and then in mid June it got cooler and lots of rain and now for the past two weeks we have not had any or very little rain?

Answer: Zucchini, like other members of the squash family, produce a large number of male blossoms first then followed by female (fruiting) blossoms. It is quite possible that the rain pattern has interfered with either blooming, pollination or the insect pollinators. The plants do best with good rich soil fertility and a steady level of soil moisture (but not soggy); if you think pollination is the problem you can try dusting male flowers against female flowers in an effort to accomplish that, otherwise, patience may be the key as long as the plants are healthy. Good luck with your harvest!

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Q&A: Snails In The Garden

Question: I have a lot of snails in my garden. How do I get rid of them?

Answer: You can try to deter them by putting a barrier around your plants. Copper strips are expensive, but effective. You can also use crushed egg shells or diatomaceous earth around the stems of your plants. If you can sprinkle dry soil around the stems, that will deter them, too. Another way to lower the population is to go out at night with a flashlight and harvest any snails you see. If you eliminate hiding places in your garden, they may go elsewhere to feast. Remove any plant debris that might provide moisture and shade for the critters. You can set up a trap by inverting a terra-cotta flower pot in your garden, propping it up with a stone so the snails will crawl under and into it. In the morning, remove the collection of snails that you find hiding in the trap.

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Q&A: Cooking with Broccoli Raab and Relatives

Question: Are broccoli raab, rapini, Chinese rape, and rapeseed all the same thing? I have come across each in recipes and don’t know if they are interchangeable.

Answer: There are many variations of these members of the Brassica, or cabbage, family, and various names are sometimes used interchangeably. It can get pretty confusing. The different types may or may not be interchangeable in recipes, depending upon the plant part that’s called for in the recipe. You’ll have to experiment by growing your own and tasting each in different stages of growth. Broccoli raab is a Brassica, but it is not a true broccoli. It is also known as rapini and rapine, and has a flavor similar to broccoli, but is usually more bitter. Rather than forming a large central head, it is grown for its leaves, shoots, and small florets. There are several different types of rape, another Brassica. Some are grown as a vegetable, including some which are similar to broccoli raab and are called flowering rape. (This may be what you are referring to by Chinese rape.) Some types are grown for their high oil content–the term canola oil is used to describe oil pressed from edible oilseed rape. I hope this helps!

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Tip: Kepp Wisteria Blooming

Keep your wisteria blooming from May through September by cutting off as many of the faded flowers as you can reach after the first flush of bloom in the spring. A few weeks later prune the new growth back close to the spot where it bloomed earlier. Without long tendrils to sap its strength, the wisteria develops buds and blooms again.

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Tip: Keep New Trees and Shrubs Watered

Keep newly planted shrubs and trees watered. Their roots are still confined and will dry out fast in the heat. Apply water slowly and thoroughly so the entire root ball is moistened.

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Gardening Daily Tips No 140

Welcome to nghelamvuon.wordpress.com Gardening Daily Tips No 140

 

Hydrangea, Bigleaf (Hydrangea macrophylla)

Plant type: Interior Plant, Shrub

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5b to 9a

Height: 48″ to 72″

Spread: 72″ to 96″

Exposure: shade to partial shade partial sun

Bloom Color: Blue, Lavender, Pink, Purple, Red, White

Bloom Time: Early summer, Early spring, Late summer, Late spring, Mid summer, Mid spring

Leaf Color: Green

Growth Rate: average

Moisture: moist

Soil Condition: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained

Form: Rounded

Landscape Uses:

Container, Seashore, Specimen

Special Features:

Not North American native, All or parts of this plant are poisonous, Suitable for cut flowers, Suitable for dried flowers, Blooms are very showy

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Q&A: Harvesting Hot Peppers

Question: I enjoy hot foods and have planted about 4 different varieties of peppers, but I am not sure when to pick the peppers to obtain the best results. I planted habaneros, jalapenos, Hungarian yellow hot wax and bell peppers. I hope you can help me. I’m confused and hungry for heat.

Answer: Most sweet peppers, like the bell pepper you planted, become even sweeter as they mature from green to their mature bright red, yellow or orange color. But hot peppers develop more heat as they mature. You can pick them when they are green, but they will be hotter and more flavorful if you let them develop some color. The heat will vary with the variety of hot pepper (habaneros are hotter than jalepenos), as well as the weather and the stress the plants experience as the fruits mature. Hot weather produces hotter peppers. You can’t do much about the weather, but you can refrain from fertilizing hot pepper plants as they set fruits and keep watering to a minimum as the peppers ripen for maximum heat. It’s important to keep peppers picked during the growing season so your pepper plants will continue to produce new fruits. Habaneros should be ready to harvest 100 to 140 days after setting out 6-week old transplants. Jalapeneos are ready in 70 to 90 days; although they will turn red when completely mature, they are usually harvested when they’re green. Hungarian Hot Wax peppers mature in 75 to 90 days, becoming light yellow when mature. The color will change to a deep yellow and then to an orange-yellow if left on the plant.

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Q&A: Parasitic Wasps

Question: I recently noticed that tomato hornworms have just shown up on my tomato plants and read recently about parasitic wasps as a control. What should I do to encourage them?

Answer: It usually doesn’t take long for beneficial insects to show up when there’s a population of destructive insects in a garden. In the case of tomato hornworms, Braconid wasps are the parasitizing beneficials. It’s not likely you’ll see the adults, however. They are black, yellowish, or red, and 1/10 to 1/4 inch long. They lay their eggs on the bodies of hosts, such as hornworms, where the larvae feed within the hosts. The eggs look like little white rice grains attached to the caterpillar’s back. To attract beneficials, try to have something blooming at all times in the garden, especially disk or ray shaped flowers. Avoid using pesticides; even organic compounds can kill beneficial species. Above all, exercise patience. The natural balance in the garden is achieved over a period of time, not overnight as many people hope! In the meantime, handpick and squish those hungry hornworms!

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Q&A: Ants on Peonies

Question: I have medium-sized black ants on my peony bushes. Are these insects beneficial, will they harm the plants, or neither?

Answer: Contrary to popular belief, ants don’t actually help peony blossoms open, but they are companions of peonies because they feed on the flowers’ nectar. The ants don’t cause any harm, so there’s no need to spray to control them. If you are cutting the blossoms to bring indoors, hold each one under water for a minute or so to dislodge any hitchhiking ants before you take the flowers indoors.

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Tip: Lure Hummingbirds with Flowers

Plant red and orange flowers with a tubular or downward shape. Some examples include bee balm, cardinal flower, trumpet creeper, cypress vine and salvia. If you use feeders, be sure to change the nectar every three to five days to prevent bacterial growth.

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Tip: Grow Basil

Basil is a must-have herb for kitchen gardens. It’s easy to grow and thrives in the warmth of summer. Pinch back growing tips to encourage branching. Harvest basil regularly to promote tender new growth.

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