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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Plants of Turkey

I will be experimenting with a new type of article as I am currently traveling around Turkey for plant collections. I traveled from ...

Growing Zones

Knowing your growing zone helps you figure out what you can and can't grow in your climate. Traditional North American growing zones, ...

How to: Propagate Dragonfruit by seeds

Dragonfruit, aka pitaya, is often cultivated by cuttings but may also be grown from seeds. Propagation from seeds is by far the ...

Costa Rica

My mother recently went on a trip to Costa Rica and brought back a wealth of pictures. The following are pictures that I thought were ...

How to: Propagate Piper (Black pepper and lolot)

Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a common spice with a rich history. Peppercorns from black pepper have been traded for thousands of ...

How to: Grow Papaya from Seed

The Papaya is an iconic tropical fruit coming from the Carica papaya plant. Typically papaya trees can get quite large, sometimes over ...

Passiflora Edulis

Passionfruits belong to the Passiflora genus with hundreds of species. While Passiflora can be found around the world, the most ...

Dwarf Barbados Cherry

The Dwarf Barbados Cherry (Malphigia punicifolia) is a popular choice for use as a bonsai. This is mainly due to the plant's extremely ...

How to: Propagate Bananas

I recently set up a poll to gauge my readers' interest in the next propagation guide, but unfortunately there was a problem and it got ...

White Butterfly Ginger

The family Zingiberaceae is known for beautiful, and often bizarre flowers as well as rhizomes. The family is most well known ...

How to Grow: Taro

Taro is a common name for a wide range of plants under the family Araceae. There are many species of plants that are hosts to the ...

How to: Propagate Dragonfruit by cuttings

The dragonfruit (aka Pitaya) comes from a variety of species, the most common being the Hylocereus undatus (red pitaya). These cacti ...