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How to Grow Culantro

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How to Grow Culantro

Learn how to grow culantro in the home herb garden for a never-ending supply of sharply flavoured leaves. This herb is so widely used around the world that it goes by many names: Shado beni, chardon béni, bandhaniya, samat, alcapate, cilantro de monte, cinlantro habanero, Mexican coriander, sneki wiwiri, and so on. You might find it listed as fitweed, spiritweed, stinkweed, duck-tongue herb, sawtooth, or saw-leaf herb. In Vietnamese it is ngo gai. Latin Eryngium foetidum Family: Apiaceae Difficulty Easy Season: Warm season Exposure: Full sun Zone: 3 to 10 – not cold hardy Timing Start the seeds in CowPots...

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How to Grow Shiso

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How to Grow Shiso

How to grow Shiso from seed. Shiso is a strongly flavoured member of the mint family. Its leaves have a tangy flavour of cumin, mint, nutmeg, and anise combined. In stature it resembles a large basil plant, and the cultivation is very similar to growing basil. Latin Perilla frutescens var. crispa Family: Lamiaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Season: Warm season Exposure: Full sun Zone: Not frost hardy. Timing Start indoors in early spring (mid-March on the coast), or direct sow outdoors in late spring, once night time temperatures are steadily above 8°C (45°F). Starting If starting indoors, use equal...

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How to Grow Lemongrass

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How to Grow Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a tropical grass that thrives in summer heat. It is well suited to container growing, and ideal for greenhouse cultivation. It can be grown as a perennial in our climate, but care must be taken to control moisture in the soil over winter, and to provide protection from frost. It is somewhat challenging to grow, but the reward is fresh, strongly aromatic stalks with very minimal carbon footprint. Hopefully these helpful tips will teach you how to grow lemongrass from seed. Latin Cymbopogon citratus Family: Poaceae Difficulty Somewhat challenging Season & Zone Season: Hot season Exposure: Full sun...

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How to Grow Stevia

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How to Grow Stevia

Stevia is a genus in the sunflower family with about 240 known species. Sweetleaf is Stevia rebaudiana, which is native to South America. The greatest challenge with Stevia is germination. How to Grow Stevia from seeds ? Sweetleaf is famously difficult crop from seed. Once plants are established, they will grow well in hot weather, and are good candidates for summer containers. Sow seeds on the surface of damp, sterile seed mix, and use bottom heat. Warmth and bright light are necessary for germination. Be advised that germination is challenging. The germination rate shown on our packaging reflects laboratory conditions. Without...

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How to Grow Savory

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How to Grow Savory

Summer savory is a half hardy annual. Winter savory is perennial. Both are well suited to container growing. All savories prefer full sun and well-drained, rather poor soil. Summer savory wants a warm, protected spot in the herb garden, while winter savory is less fussy. Do not feed with liquid fertilizer. Pick leaves as needed, and cut back if the plants begin to appear leggy. Follow this handy How to Grow Savory from seeds Guide and grow some spice. Latin Summer savory: Satureja hortensis & Winter savory: Satureja montana Family: Lamiaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun Zone: Summer savory: All zones, not winter...

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