Fruiting Papaya Trees

The process of obtaining fruit from a papaya tree is a relatively long and difficult process if you live in a temperate ...

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How to: Propagate Starfruit

The Carambola aka Starfruit is a geometrically stunning, tender sweet fruit that comes from the Averrhoa ...

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How to: Grow horned melon

Cucumis metuliferus is more commonly referred to as kiwano, horned cucumber, and horned melon. Its names suit its ...

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How to: Grow Kiwi from seed

Actinidia deliciosa is commonly known as the kiwi vine. These vines can grow well over 20 feet and develop thick ...

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South African Spiny Cucumber

The family Cucurbitaceae is a diverse family with many well known agricultural crops including gourds, squash and ...

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How to: Propagate Pineapple

This is a matured pineapple flower as it develops into a fruit.  Few stop to think about what a pineapple actually ...

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Brewing Coffee Beans – From Bean Basics to Brewing Methods

With the right coffee maker, brewing coffee is a piece of cake. Everyone loves a freshly brewed cup of coffee because it starts the ...

Coffea arabica

Most people live their lives drinking coffee every morning and few stop to think about where their precious beans come from. Most ...

How to: Grow Avocado from seed

The avocado (Persea americana) is one of the more popularly cultivated tropical plants. A common name for this fruit is the Alligator ...

Camellia Sinensis (Tea)

All teas (Black, Green, White, Oolong) come from the same plant (Camellia Sinensis). Camellia Sinensis grows into a tree in its wild ...

How to: Grow Mangoes from seed

Mangoes come from a variety of species of trees in the Mangifera genus, the most common of these for commercial sale is ...

Stevia rebaudiana

Stevia rebaudiana is a member of the Stevia genus consisting of American herbs and shrubs. This specific herb, commonly called ...

Harbor Frieght Greenhouse

I changed residences a couple of years ago and built a new greenhouse in doing so. My new greenhouse is a Harbor Freight 10X12 ft. ...

How to: Prepare roasted coffee via wet process

Coffee is ubiquitous in most of the world, with potentially a billion people around the world drinking it on a daily basis. Dark, ...

Plants of Armenia

Recently I was in Armenia for a collection trip and I thought it would be a good opportunity to highlight the fruits of Armenia. Due ...

Pineapple Sage

Salvia elegans is commonly known as the Pineapple Sage, a very fitting name. You won't find pineapples on this perennial shrub ...

How to: Propagate Sugarcane

Sugarcane is a tall perennial grass that is a very popular source for sugar and biofuel. It has a commercial growth period of between ...

Batumi Botanical Gardens

Nearly 10 kilometers north of Batumi, Georgia is a massive 111 hectare botanical gardens called the Batumi Botanical Gardens. This is ...