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Fruit trees from seed

posted by: karachigardener on 03.29.2013 at 01:09 am in Fruit & Orchards Forum

Hi guys,
I need a fruit tree which I can grow from seeds. It needs to be a tree that grows fairly fast and will give fruit in maximum four years. It also must be a tree which does not need to be grafted when it grows up. (this is because i will not have access to the grafting branches). Also, the tree has to be able to grow in a very hot climate and it should not need cold climates to grow. (preferably a tropical fruit)Preferably the tree should have a good germination rate because I am goin to plant exactly 25 of them and I woul preferably like them all to getminate.

Which frut tree would fit these requirements?

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clipped on: 04.01.2013 at 10:45 am    last updated on: 04.01.2013 at 10:45 am

Self sufficient gardening

posted by: karachigardener on 03.23.2013 at 08:19 am in Vegetable Gardening Forum

How can one grow a continous supply of:
1 roots (onion, carrots, radishes etc)
2 leafs (lettuces cauliflower spinach etc)
3 fruits (tomatoes, peppers , okra etc)
3 vining fruits (gourds, water melons etc)
4 tubers (potatoes)
5 herbs (basil, mint, rosemary etc)

By continous supply, I mean a year round supply of consistent crops in substantial amounts. This can be achieved in the ground or in containers.where I live, the winters are mild and the summers are very hot. I was told that I can grow any vegetable in any season, but the yield will be much less if it is not in season.(however the plant would still produce)

The purpose of this is to be self sufficient in vegetables an not have to buy them. Note: my household eats a lot of veggies, this is why our vegetable bill is very high and we need to find a cheaper method of obtaining them.

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clipped on: 03.23.2013 at 08:20 am    last updated on: 03.23.2013 at 08:23 am

Flytrap and sarracenia dormancy

posted by: karachigardener on 02.27.2013 at 01:10 pm in Carnivorous Plants Forum

Hi guys,
I have recently bought three sarracenias and a Venus flytrap
Since I live in an area where the winters do not go below 20 ish degrees c
(around 65 f) how would I successfully be able to make the plants complete their dormancy?

I have read that the fridge method is my only option, but some people say that the plants will die out of shock, if I do not do this then will the plants enter dormancy naturally?

What should I do?

The plants are indoors next to a fairly bright window.
I also have a pitcher plant that I have been growing for the past year and it has done well.

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clipped on: 02.27.2013 at 01:11 pm    last updated on: 02.27.2013 at 01:11 pm

Vegetables in small containers

posted by: karachigardener on 12.21.2012 at 02:42 pm in Vegetable Gardening Forum

Hi everyone, I recently bought 75 small pots (around one gallon) and wanted to know what kinds of vegetables I could grow there
The temperature range is from 50 to 80F and the area where I will be planting the veggies gets around 8 hours of sunlight per day
Which vegetables would I be able to grow in these
Note: it becomes extremely hot in the summers (110+F)

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clipped on: 12.21.2012 at 02:49 pm    last updated on: 12.21.2012 at 02:49 pm

Lavender seeds

posted by: karachigardener on 12.04.2012 at 04:58 am in Growing from Seed Forum

Will lavender seeds germinate and grow into healthy seedlings in decomposed cow manure?
I need to find the cheapest way to get the biggest supply of lavender plants and I decided tho give seeds a try.

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clipped on: 12.21.2012 at 02:47 pm    last updated on: 12.21.2012 at 02:47 pm

Dahlia seeds

posted by: karachigardener on 07.24.2012 at 04:19 pm in Annuals Forum

Will dahlia seeds germinate in hot weather( around 85 to 90 degrees)?

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clipped on: 08.30.2012 at 10:03 pm    last updated on: 08.30.2012 at 10:03 pm