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8 Edible Plants to Grow Indoors

When most of us think of a vegetable garden, we picture raised beds, willow trellises, and soil so rich and refined that you can till it with your bare hands. But not everyone has a country house and extra land to devote to a traditional garden. In fact many of us have no yard at… Read more »

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Guide To Growing Edible Plants

Growing edible plants and vegetables is something that practically everyone can do. You don’t need a huge yard (or any yard for that matter). Old cobbled lanes in ancient Italian cities are home to potted tomatoes and growing baskets of basil. Window boxes in San Francisco sprout green onions and refreshing mint. While high balconies… Read more »

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Edible Wild Plants for Foraging and Fun

You may be surprised to learn that many of the plants and shrubs that grow wild in your area are edible, or produce edible flowers, fruit, or nuts. Identifying wild edibles can be a fun pastime, or a survivalist necessity. Always use caution and be sure to fully identify any plant you intend to consume.… Read more »

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15 Edible Survival Plants

Every edible fruit and vegetable we grow on farms or in our home gardens came from nature at one point and in some form. Hybridizing and cross breeding has created bigger peppers, sweeter oranges, and large crisp apples, but the wild plants are still there for the taking. As a hobby, identifying and using edible… Read more »

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Best Landscape Edibles

When you maintain a yard or garden, you expend energy in the forms of time, effort, thought, fertilizer, water, and sometimes pest control. When you incorporate edible plants into your landscape, you recoup some of that energy in the form of food for your family and friends. Growing edible plants is a fun, rewarding hobby… Read more »

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The Easiest Edibles

Growing your own food is something that many people consider, but few actually do. The logic is undeniable. Fruits and vegetables grow on plants, plants grow almost everywhere you look, so why can’t I just grow some plants that make food for myself, my family, and my friends? It is a simple enough question, but… Read more »

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Edible Wild Plants for Survival

The ability to find, properly identify, and know how to consume wild edible plants is one of the most valuable survival skills there is. Eating any berry, fruit, or plant of any kind without knowing exactly what it is and what it does is extremely dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. This guide… Read more »

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How Tall Does an Olive Tree Grow?

If you’ve been thinking you’d like to buy olive trees to plant in your yard (or maybe even to grow in a container), you may be wondering how fast olive trees grow. The fact is, olive trees take a while to reach their full maturity, and only grow two to four inches each year. Additionally,… Read more »

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Are Fig Trees Toxic to Dogs and Cats?

For many of us, our pets are like family, and when you have a beloved pet you want to make sure they stay safe. One way to do that is to be sure to check that any plants you’re thinking of bringing into your home are not toxic to dogs, cats, or other pets. What’s… Read more »

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When to Trim an Avocado Tree

Have you been thinking you might like to buy an Avocado Tree? Avocado trees are subtropical tree that do best in a warm, semi-humid climate that experiences few and brief hard freezes. An Avocado Tree will only grow outdoors in USDA Growing Zones 8-11, but even then the territory has to be just right –… Read more »

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Do Olive Trees Grow in Florida?

No other fruit in the world has as rich a history as the olive. Going as far back as 3000 BC in Asia Minor, olives, their cultivation and oil play important roles in ancient and modern civilizations alike. In Greek mythology, olive oil was said to be a gift from Athena to Zeus. Olive oil… Read more »

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Do Olive Trees Need Full Sun?

If you are looking to buy olive trees online, look no further…Citrus.com has a great selection of olive tree varieties. But wait…what is Citrus.com doing selling olive trees, of all things? Olives aren’t citrus! Well, that’s true…the olive is actually a “drupe,” or stone fruit.  A drupe is a fruit in which an outer flesh layer surrounds… Read more »

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Fruits to Plant in the Spring

Spring is coming! Are you ready to get growing? Tulips, daffodils and crocuses will soon be popping up everywhere, and if you’re itching to add edibles alongside your blooms, you’re not alone – there are few things more satisfying than enjoying fresh-grown tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberries from your own garden. And don’t forget about fruit trees,… Read more »

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Pruning Citrus Trees in the Spring

Oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes, grapefruit…there are so many types of citrus fruits! And for those who love citrus (whether for snacking, juicing, or using in your favorite recipes), there’s nothing quite like the thrill of growing your own. Citrus trees need consistent care if they’re going to produce fruit, however, and whether you envision a… Read more »

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Citrus Growing Tips for Winter

There’s nothing quite like fresh citrus fruits, and when you grow it yourself it’s even better. Bright, colorful and zestfully aromatic, a citrus tree on your patio or sunroom adds beauty to your landscape and saves you money, too! So why doesn’t everyone grow their own citrus? In a nutshell, citrus can be temperamental when… Read more »